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The Most Popular Guys in Town: Air-Conditioning Repairmen

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Jackie Maloney has been an HVAC technician for 35 years. He says working in 100 degree heat is just part of the job.
Emily Friedman
Jackie Maloney has been an HVAC technician for 35 years. He says working in 100 degree heat is just part of the job.

On a blisteringly hot day, one of the most popular guys in town is the air-conditioning repairman. Emily Friedman tags along with an A.C. crew as they rescue homeowners and businesses from the summer swelter.

[Music: "Cool" by Andre Previn from West Side Story]

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