Some Like It Hot: Heat Wave Means Business Boom

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While most people are looking for a break from the scorching temperatures, some are hoping this spring heat wave continues because the triple digit temperatures are tripling their business.

The blazing sun drives a line of customers to one Oklahoma shop frozen dessert shop

"The hotter it is, the better it is, the more customers we have," shop owner Janie Pennington said.

Pennington's dessert shop serves about 150 customers a day in the spring and 300 a day in the summer. And summer has arrived early this year.

"A lot of people are wanting to get something to cool down so here they come."

Business is also booming at Pippin Heating and Air. The shop averages about 60 service calls a day that has seven repairmen doing the work of 30.

"We do a good job for our customers. We try to get them cooling and make sure they're getting the service that they need because people do not like to be hot," said Shannon Pippin, shop owner.

The blistering heat sends other residents to an Oklahoma water park, already averaging about 1,500 visitors a day.

"The heats always good for a business like this, because people want a place to come and cool off," park manager Delphine Nelson said.

The summer boom for businesses like these isn't expected to cool off until after Labor Day.

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