11% Chennaiites want to buy AC this summer: UrbanClap Survey

Chennai: A survey by UrbanClap revealed 11 per cent of the total respondents from Chennai plan to buy at least one AC this summer.

Urban Clap is the largest online services aggregator and marketplace in India and the study reveals that there is going to be a huge demand for ACs and service personnel.

Thus, keeping in mind the rise in demand, Urbanclap aims to on-board more than ten thousand professionals for their AC repair business across the country. The survey was conducted among over 5000 respondents.

Elaborating on this, UrbanClap co-founder Varun Khaitan, said, “Today in every ten households three of them have at least one AC installed. In the upcoming summer season, Urbanclap expect the demand for AC repair and service vertical to increase. Last Summer,  Urbanclap had onboarded almost 1500 professionals. In order to meet this high demand for this years’ prolonged Summer season, Urbanclap is on a mission to onboard 10,000 AC professionals on the platform, complete 1.5 million repair jobs in this vertical and thereby help consumers be summer ready.”

The survey highlights AC to be the most essential home appliance for the peak summer season with 36 per cent of respondents having at least two ACs at their residents. The high demand for the AC bring to light the usage pattern with 46 per cent of respondents stated that they use ACs judiciously i.e., when they require. Additionally, 31 per cent of respondents paid electricity bills upto Rs 3000 whereas, 28 per cent of people paid bills upto Rs 5000.

Irregular servicing impacts the cooling capability of the ACs. 56 per cent respondents belonging to the age group between 18-25 prefer to approach a company representative, while 35 per ent of the age group of 26-35 opted for online aggregators, with almost 60 per cent of respondents stating that they need repairs only during the summer season.

NT Bureau