GEORGE TOWN: With the rising temperatures, air conditioner units are literally flying off from electrical shops as demand surges.
Best Point Furniture & Electric Sdn Bhd operating manager Kelvin Pang said there had been a 30% increase in sale of air conditioning and air cooling devices since the start of March.
“We expect this to increase to 50%, as is usually the case this time of the year,” he added.
Pang said besides air conditioners, people were also buying air coolers and fans.
“We have been selling between three and five air conditioners every day since the beginning of the month, from the usual one or two units,” he added.
A part-time air condition installer, who only wished to be known as Soon, said customers were getting desperate in the current climate.
“Some are willing to fork out extra money for the air conditioners to be installed at their homes as soon as possible.
“But we are also hard pressed looking for time-slots,” he said.
He also added that installers were working till late in the day to cope with the increasing demand.
Housewife Lily Tan said she decided to buy an air conditioner and air cooler after her children complained that the heat was getting unbearable.
“We were used to living without any air cooling devices before this, but this time the heat is unusually hot,” she added.
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