The sun was directly overhead at noon. No one was outside on that Saturday mowing lawns, pulling weeds or even having a barbecue. It was just too hot. I knew that any company doing air conditioning repair in NYC was out in full force making the best of the hot weekend and all the broken air conditioners. I know this firsthand because we were one of the families that called to have our central air system fixed. It was a scorcher. We talked about my wife and kids going to a hotel and me staying at the house. We knew we did not want to sleep another night in a hot house with no AC or fans.
The tech for the company that does air conditioning repair in NYC called us back and said he would be by in about three hours.