Winter ends. Spring begins. And everyone chatters on about how nice it is, what a beautiful day it is, and on and on. Yadda yada. Well, I hate it! I hate it! I hate it! I hate it!
I hate it because I run a heating and air conditioning company. I like, no LOVE extreme weather. Perfect weather to me triple digit temperature or freezing temperature. Anything close is tolerable. Between 50°F and 80°F is miserable.
Mild weather is miserable because my customers stop thinking about heating and air conditioning. It’s all I think about. Well, I guess also think about my technicians. I think about the overhead I’ve got to cover. I think about trucks sitting idle. I think about inventory. I think about money going out and less money coming in.
I’ve had to face the depressing fact that no one wakes up one morning and thinks, “Hey, this would be a great day to buy a new air conditioner.” Nope. People wait to buy air conditioners. Usually, they wait until it is good weather (“good” in air conditioning terms), when compressors are slugging all over, every technician is working 12 to 16 hours a day, and inventory is moving so fast it’s tough to keep it in stock. That’s the wrong way to buy. Wait until it’s hot and you might have to wait to get cool.
© 2005 Service Roundtable
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