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RICHMOND, Va. – It can be uncomfortable -- and dangerous -- to be inside a home without air-conditioning as temperatures soar in Central Virginia.

In fact, CBS 6 Chief Meteorologist Zach Daniel said the heat index climbed to 107 degrees as of 5 p.m. Thursday.

WTVR CBS 6 has been inundated with calls from people without air-conditioning struggling to stay cool, so Problem Solver Shelby Brown teamed up with Herman Allen Plumbing Heating and Cooling to bring relief to some of folks.

Miss Pace is all smiles after new AC units is installed.

Miss Pace is all smiles after new AC units is installed.

CBS 6 surprised Miss Linda Pace, who said it has been a bit of a struggle for her to stay cool this summer, on Thursday.

"Every day has been hot to me especially with the asthma walking out there in the air," Pace said.

She was elated when CBS 6 showed up and a new air-conditioning unit was installed by Wes Gauvin and his team.

“Thank you so much. God bless you!” Pace said.

Wes Gauvin

Wes Gauvin

Gauvin said the new window air-conditioning unit in Pace's bedroom should keep her cool.

“It will make it a little easier to sleep at night and hopefully she can do away with that box fan," Gauvin said. "I just want to try to help everybody out.. Business has been good to us this season, so we want to try to help out those who need it.”

The new AC unit

The new AC unit