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Sizzling summer temps; 14 of 17 days this month in 90's

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - While the sizzling summer heat has hit the Hawaiian Islands, business has been booming for air conditioning installation and repair companies.

"Been working over at least nine hours, six days a week," said Rex Domingo, installer with Air Masters.

"I'm sure that this is the hottest summer I've ever felt," said Kapahulu resident Tony Wolleat.

Wolleat just got his air conditioner installed on Wednesday.

"To me it feels like 40 degrees cooler," he said.

But that's after waiting weeks for an appointment.

"Couple months ago there were couple of really hot days and we said, ‘Ah, we should just give these guys a call to see.' And we thought we would be able to get them right away," Wolleat said.

Wolleat waited three weeks for his installation. Compare that to the current five-week wait.

"All over…from Kapolei to Hawaii Kai…pretty much all over the island," Domingo said.

While Wolleat is enjoying his newly cooled home on his cozy couch, others are trying to beat the heat in other ways.

"The trades are blowing. You can feel them right now. So I don't know what the big deal is. It's not that bad," Will Hoffman said.

Although there have been no record breakers this summer, Honolulu has reached 90 degrees or above 14 of the first 17 days this month.

The high on Wednesday was 88 degrees. The record was set in 1985 at 93 degrees.

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