Hughes Heating & Cooling, Memphis, Tenn., has expanded its midstream heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration service beyond its traditional area of service between Vicksburg, Miss., and Cape Girardeau, Mo., on the Mississippi River to include the Ohio and Tennessee rivers and the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway.
Hughes recently serviced towboats at Iuka, Miss., and Decatur, Ala., on the Tennessee River; Paducah, Ky., and Metropolis, Ill., on the Ohio River; and Aberdeen, Dennis, Fulton and Burnsville, Miss., on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway.
In 2019, Hughes’ original service skiff was replaced with a larger and more road-worthy trailered skiff named Red Rover. The new four-cycle outboard increased the range of the Red Rover to 70 miles, which allows the towboat to continue moving while being serviced.
In addition to servicing heating and air conditioning units, freezers and coolers, Hughes has recently serviced electric stoves and water heaters.
“Our technicians’ experience making electrical repairs to HVACR equipment enables us to repair other electrical appliances as well,” said Ralph Hughes, president of Hughes Heating & Cooling.
Caption for photo: New Red Rover skiff has longer range, allowing a towboat to keep moving while being serviced.