Summary: Recently, reporters from Gome, Suning and other cities air conditioning The store learned that material Influenced by price increases, air-conditioning prices have risen to varying degrees since the first quarter of this y......
Recently, reporters from Gome, Suning and other cities air conditioning The store learned that material Influenced by price increases, air-conditioning prices have risen to varying degrees since the first quarter of this year. Chen Jitian, an industry insider who has been engaged in air-conditioning sales and installation projects in Zhongshan for more than 10 years, told reporters that with the arrival of the traditional peak season of May 1st, it is expected that further air-conditioning prices will increase this year.
Rising material and transportation costs push up ex-factory prices of air conditioners
Refrigeration market The reporter learned that every year from April, the air-conditioning market has entered the peak sales season. At the same time, air-conditioning prices have shown a tendency to rise instead of falling. Chen Jitian told reporters: "From the end of December last year to the beginning of January this year, including beautiful , tcl , Changhong Many other brands have issued notices of ex-factory price increases. First, the price of bulk materials in the domestic market has generally risen; second, the state’s "three restrictions" policy on expressways has caused significant increases in packaging and logistics costs; third, last year the government vigorously shut down enterprises that did not meet environmental protection standards, which led to zero appliances The supply of accessories is tight. "Chen Jitian said. On the other hand, he expects that from mid-April, the price of air conditioners will rise due to increased production costs and increased demand for air conditioners. The price increase of wall-mounted air conditioners is expected to be 150 Within RMB yuan, cabinet-type air conditioners are estimated to be less than RMB 350. With the arrival of the peak sales season from May to September, the price of air conditioners is firmer.
"According to past experience, it is more cost-effective to buy air conditioners before May Day each year." Miss Zhao, a sales consultant at the Dongzhen Road store in Gome's Torch District, told reporters that the air conditioners sold during this period were mainly from last year's inventory. , So the price is still at the level of last year, but as the inventory is emptied, the price of the new round of air conditioners will naturally rise.
Intelligent and healthy air conditioners are favored by consumers
The reporter learned from home appliance stores such as Gome and Suning Yunshang that intelligence and health have become a major selling point for air conditioners this year.
"The intelligentization of air conditioners mostly refers to connecting the air conditioner to a mobile phone, and controlling the startup and shutdown of the air conditioner with wifi through the mobile phone." Ms. Zhao introduced that inverter air conditioners have gradually become the mainstream of the market, and the newly added intelligent functions have become A selling point that attracts consumers. For example, in terms of experience, some brands of air conditioners have added a human body sensing function, which can adjust the temperature of the air conditioner according to the person's body temperature. However, the current general smart air conditioners are relatively high-end, and the price is generally around 4,000 yuan.
In addition, the reporter also learned that many air-conditioning brands have also introduced antibacterial and self-cleaning products. For example, currently Haier The self-cleaning air conditioner absorbs dust through condensation and icing, and then discharges the stains through the condensed water. This function solves the need to manually clean the air conditioner in the past. Condenser The problem. As for tcl, by adding a titanium coating to the condenser, it can reduce the health problems caused by internal machine mold. Chen Jitian said that nowadays mid-to-high-end air conditioners are paying more and more attention to air purification functions. Many products use fine filters and porous ceramic filters to effectively purify large particles, formaldehyde, germs and other pollutants. This air conditioner acts as " Air Purifier "Air-conditioning" two kinds of machines, effectively saving money for consumers. 333333333