Even if you’re not a basketball fan, you’ve probably heard by now of a bizarre incident in this year’s NBA finals where the air conditioning quit in the middle of the game. After a power outage, the air conditioning at the AT&T center in San Antonio failed, causing the temperature on the floor to climb to about 90 degrees. The heat was enough to affect some of the players, including, ironically, the Miami Heat’s star forward LeBron James, who went out with serious leg cramps.
But this isn’t at all the first time a sporting event—even at such a high level—has been affected by the weather indoors or outdoors. There are countless baseball games every year that get so hot that the players and the fans wish there was some kind of air conditioner. Most of us can remember playing little league games as kids when we had no choice but to stand in the sun and sweat until it was time to go back to the dugout.
In fact, for outdoor sports, changing, unpredictable, and even harsh conditions are part of the game. Football games like The Ice Bowl and The Fog Bowl are legendary, while this year’s NHL Winter Classic was particularly memorable for its snowy, idyllic hockey setting.
Indoors, however, the expectations are much different. Conditions are expected to be about the same every game, whether the surface is hardwood, ice, or a track. Part of the reason is safety, another part is fairness. So when the air conditioning goes out during the Finals, it causes a stir!
Summer is definitely here, so don’t let this happen to you. Even if the air conditioning going out at your house won’t make the news, it will certainly be uncomfortable until you get it fixed.
Your family’s comfort is a priority for us at BR McGinty, which is why we always offer 24-hour service. We also do evaluations, repair, and replacement of commercial and residential air conditioning units to make sure your air conditioning system works just right for your needs.
For emergency service or to schedule an appointment with one of our technicians in central Arkansas, give us a call at 501-847-6800 or fill out our simple online form.