Merseyside air-conditioning firm Everkool says interest in its cooling and ventilation products has doubled in February after temperatures soared 10 degrees higher than usual for the time of year.
The Bootle-based company which supplies air conditioning appliances had record enquiries about their services last week from people feeling the heat from the spring-like warm and dry conditions.
Company figures reveal enquiries are up by 60% on the same time in 2018.
It follows a record summer for the business last year which saw them fit more air-conditioning appliances in households and shopping centres across Merseyside than ever before.
Everkool’s founder and managing director Craig Greenwood said:
“There has been a spike in interest in February from people enquiring about air-conditioning products which is unusual for the time of year but it does fit in with a general trend of people investing in household cooling facilities.
Traditionally the majority of our business has come from fitting out offices, shopping centres and other public buildings but there is a clear increase in demand from households as temperatures rise.
It is conceivable that demand for cooling could overtake that for heating if temperatures continues to rise.
We saw it during last summer’s heatwave which resulted in record business for Everkool.“