The high temperatures do not give up and have forced consumers to turn to the purchase of ventilation and air conditioning systems.
For example, sales grew, for example. 65% in January compared to the same month in 2018, while in the last 15 days the category of 500%said Deborah Hanke, seasonal business manager of that chain.
"We had intense sales, especially on weekends," he says.
Because of the price, fans are still the most demanded product, with approx. 35% of sales. "It's a simple and economical way to cool off," Hanke explains.
However, portable air conditioners present a high demand, especially those of type splitwhich also serves for heating so that they can be used all year round.
In this line, the executive of Easy adds that A / C is the most effective way to lower the temperature of a place and that these elements are "now more accessible than before".
Sodimac also notes an increase in sales of ventilation and air conditioning compared to last year, doubling compared to January 2018, says Paulina Vidal, company manager for Sodimac.
As for the product's preferences, Vidal explains that customers have gradually moved from a traditional fan to an air cooler and are currently considering the possibility of purchasing a portable air conditioner and even a Split.
On this point, Enel X says that demand for air conditioning has increased in recent years and by 2018 fell by 35% compared to the previous year. "This is partly due to the high temperatures and partly to the payment facilities that exist and which today gives greater access to this type of products."
Although the heat demand is ", air conditioning systems are becoming more needed every day for the comfort they provide and because they are effective consumer solutions that deal with two seasons (winter and summer)".
In the case of fans, the price offer is very wide depending on the surface you want to address, with options starting with $ 4,990.
Those who want to make the jump to a cooler, the prices are about $ 29,900, but if sought, are more cooling capacity, the portable air conditioners start at $ 159,990 while the Split type is around 19999,990.