2022-07-31 10:31News

Forget dry Jan: Hot demand for air cooling products in dry July

Soaring demand for air cooling products in July

July 2022 was the first time in history that the UK exceeded 40 degrees on July 19th, which was also the driest July in England since 1935, according to the met office. The demand for air treatment products, such as air conditioners, air coolers and air purifiers, rose by 251% between June and July this year, according to data from PriceRunner.

Not far behind the competition, fans also saw a large surge in popularity between June and July this year, reflecting the UK’s scorching temperatures, as demand rose by 227% and placed the category among the 30 most popular of all in July.

“The extreme heat in the UK this year has created an early demand for air cooling products, we usually see this type of spike later in the year. Just looking at fans, their popularity has more than doubled in July this year compared to the same month last year,” said Christine Gouldthorp, Consumer Expert at PriceRunner.

Comparing July 2022 to July last year, the demand for fans increased by 124% in the UK, as shown in the graph below:

The right time to buy air coolers

The right (air) conditions to stay cool in July

With a lot of Brits wanting to cool down the temperature in their home, PriceRunner noticed a price increase on fans when comparing the first and last day of July this year. The average price of a fan in the category increased by 5%.

On the other hand, the category air treatment products decreased on average by 3.5%, making it a good time to invest in a new air conditioner, air cooler, humidifier or air purifier, for example. 

The 20 most popular air treatment products in July were:

  1. AEG AXP34U338CW
  2. ElectrIQ P12HPW
  3. AEG ChillFlex Pro AXP26U338CW
  4. Midea Comfee MPPH-09CRN7
  5. ElectrIQ P12C
  6. DeLonghi PAC EX100 Silent
  7. ElectrIQ EAP500HC
  8. tectake Air Conditioning
  9. ElectrIQ Slimline AC100R
  10. Dyson Cool Purifying Fan TP07
  11. DeLonghi Pinguino PACEM82
  12. Black & Decker BXAC40006GB
  13. DeLonghi Pinguino PAC EM90 Silent
  14. Dyson Pure Cool Tower TP00
  15. Dyson Pure Cool Me
  16. Dyson Purifier Hot+Cool
  17. Honeywell ES800
  18. ElectrIQ AIRFLEX15W
  19. Princess 352101 Air conditioner
  20. DeLonghi PAC AN112 Silent
Play it cool

Do you need tips on how to escape the heat at home? Not quite sure which product to get for your house? Don’t worry, we have made a handy guide just for you! This will help you decide which option to get from your home, and why.

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