Therefore, if our component broke, there were tons of other units that experienced issues while in that timeframe
The pandemic actually took a toll on our economy, and many of the small companies in our area did not survive the lockdown. The pandemic was an unprecedented event that nobody saw coming and some company owners were left to fend for themselves. There was some help from the federal government in the form of a stimulus, however some companies still suffered grave consequences and had to permanently close their doors. While some companies did not survive, there were others that thrived and even saw growth while in the pandemic era. The HVAC industry has been steadily growing over the years, however it did see significant growth while in the lockdown. 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 while in 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 three months after I began to work from home. The capacitor, which is an electrical component responsible for starting the HVAC unit, malfunctioned, and prior to that incident I had never had an issue with our unit. Turns out that the capacitor is sensitive to heat and will fail from direct sunlight or if the component is running too hard. So, it was inevitable for that malfunction to happen while in the pandemic times. Therefore, if our component broke, there were tons of other units that experienced issues while in that timeframe. This means that work increased for HVAC companies all over the country.