So, it was inevitable for that malfunction to happen during the pandemic
The pandemic really took a toll on our economy. Many of the small businesses in my area did not survive the lockdown. The pandemic was an unprecedented event that nobody saw coming and some business owners were left to fend for themselves. There was some help from the federal government in the form of a stimulus, but some businesses still suffered grave consequences and had to permanently close their doors. While some businesses did not survive, there were others that thrived and even saw growth during the pandemic. The HVAC industry has been steadily growing over the years, but it did see a significant growth during the lockdowns. With more people working from home, it meant they were using their HVAC units more than before. And as with any equipment, the increased use led to more malfunctions. Not to mention that during quarantine, we experienced some of our warmest months, so a lot of HVAC units broke down during that time. Personally, I have an older HVAC unit, and sure enough, it broke down about 2 months after I began to work from home. The capacitor, which is an electrical component responsible for starting the HVAC unit, malfunctioned. Prior to that incident, I had never had an issue with my unit. Turns out that the capacitor is sensitive to heat and will fail from direct sunlight and if the unit is running too hard. So, it was inevitable for that malfunction to happen during the pandemic. Therefore, if my unit broke there were tons of other units that experienced issues during that time. This means business increased for HVAC companies all over the country.