Since the widespread impact of COVID-19 in closures of non-essential businesses, some tradespeople of the refrigeration and air conditioning industry have reported to RACCA a decline in business has occurred due to extreme social distancing measures made by distressed homeowners. During such instances, HVAC&R technicians have been met with fear and hostility, making it difficult to carry out work.
In contrast, Nine News reports that air conditioning is one of the few businesses that are surging amid the COVID-19 crisis. Despite homeowner spend on domestic DIY projects increasing since stay-at-home efforts, spend on air conditioning services has risen.
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