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Bangalore & Pune experienced a surge of more than 100% percent in demand for air-conditioning services

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Reveals Justdial report


May 5, 2024 (IANSlifeWith the early onset of summer, temperatures are soaring across the nation, making it essential for individuals and businesses to seek effective ways to beat the heat. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) had issued forecasts predicting above-normal maximum temperatures in the upcoming months, raising concerns about the need for adequate cooling solutions.

In response to the anticipated heatwave, there has been a significant surge in demand for air conditioning (AC) services. Justdial, India’s local search engine, has observed a remarkable increase of 29 percent (YoY) in searches related to AC services in April 2024 compared to the same period last year. Additionally, the first quarter of 2024 (January to March) saw a notable surge of 27 percent (YoY) compared to the corresponding period in 2023.

The data reveals the pressing need for reliable AC services to ensure comfort and well-being during the sweltering summer months. Among the top searched categories on the platform were AC rental services, AC repairs and services, and second-hand AC dealers, indicating a diverse range of needs and preferences among consumers.

Analysis of the data reveals significant spikes in demand across various cities. Bangalore experienced a surge of 111 percent (YoY) in April 2024 as compared to last year, with top categories including second-hand AC dealers, portable AC on rent, and split AC repair & services, among others. Similarly, Pune witnessed a spike of 108 percent (YoY), with top categories including tower AC on rent, window AC on rent, split AC installation services, and many more.

For the January to March comparison between 2023 and 2024, Bangalore saw an 82 percent (YoY) increase in searches, and Pune recorded a 66 percent surge. The widespread demand for AC services highlights the pressing need among individuals and businesses for various cooling solutions, evident by the range of categories mentioned, amidst rising temperatures.

The Platform's comprehensive data provides valuable insights for businesses in the AC service industry. By understanding these seasonal trends and user preferences, companies can tailor their offerings and marketing strategies to effectively cater to the rising demand during the summer months.