According to Rob Shortt, vice president, Cold Air Products, Norfolk, Va., the portable heating and cooling sector is widely driven by inclement weather and the impending need for comfort.
“When you see the storms, especially in the summertime, you can expect a lot of inquiries coming your way,” Shortt said. “A number of the calls, though, aren’t to remedy a system that has completely shut down. A lot of them are for emergency backup or supplemental needs. They are in a state of need, or are preparing for a specific need, and need something now.”