NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)-- If you're looking for a window or portable air conditioner to help keep you cool during this heat wave, it might be a challenge to find a store that has them in stock.
With the extreme heat blanketing Connecticut, AC sales are up but supplies are down. Trying to find a store with units in stock is frustrating at best.
Dave McCoart found his new AC unit at Goody's in East Haven.
"I don't normally need or like air conditioning. But, it's gonna be a long hot summer. This is our second heat wave and it's only mid July," said McCoart.
Goody's owner says he tries to anticipate when demand will go up and keeps his shelves stocked with different models and makes.
"We got fifty in today. We have another hundred coming in tomorrow. And we have more coming in from other suppliers," said David Katz, owners of Goody's.
Many stores are struggling to keep up with the demand.
News 8's Jacquie Slater got on the phone and called around to see which stores had AC units in stock.
Lowe's in New Haven was a no. But Lowe's stores in Wallingford, Derby, Cromwell, and Plainville all said yes.
For Target Stores, Meriden was a yes. But New Britain, Newington, North Haven, Windsor and Milford were no's.
As for Walmart, all of the stores called were out and they had no estimate as to when they'll get more in Hamden, Milford, West Haven and Derby.
Home Depot in North Haven and Hamden were called but both were out and said most of their other stores are saying the same.
At Goody's, the plan is to keep the sign out and the people coming in.
"We have secret suppliers. Little elves making them. We just have connections. We just have great sources that put us to the top of the list," said Katz.
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