Updated: May 2, 2016 7:30:23 am
WITH THE rise in the temperature, the sales of air conditioners have shot up.
Surinder Singh, MD at a Samsung outlet, Surindra Distributers in Sector 35, says, “The previous year saw a decrease in the sales of air conditioners. However, with April turning out to be unbearably warm, people are considering air conditioners to be a good investment. The loss incurred due to lack of sales in 2015 has been covered by almost 25 per cent in April alone.” He adds that 10 to 15 air conditioners are sold weekly from his Sector 22 showroom.
The air conditioning companies are coming up with various schemes and benefits that can be availed by buyers. Companies like Samsung have the system of smart cards and cash backs. Similarly, LG has offered payment in monthly instalments.
Amol Ghuman, a resident of Sector 40, says, “Buying air conditioners has become an easy thing due to various schemes and offers. An average cost of an air conditioner turns out to be Rs 35,000, which can now be paid in monthly instalments.”
About the expected sale in the coming months, Vinod, an employee at Modern Sales, Sector 22, says, “The sales are highly dependent on the weather conditions. However, as the weather forecast suggests a hot and warm summer ahead, the sales are expected to rise by around 30 per cent in May and June. Already, this season has seen a hike in the sales of air conditioners by 40 per cent in comparison to the sales during the same time last year.”
The manufacturing companies too are geared up for the summer season.
Manvi Arora, a resident of Sector 23, says, “With the temperatures reaching over 40 degrees Celsius, air conditions have become a necessity than a luxury. It is unbearable to think of fighting the summer heat without air conditioners.”
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