Exiting from a global pandemic isn’t a simple process. While it might feel great to finally get outdoors without our masks on and start seeing family members, the market is in a bit of a bind. More and more homeowners are starting to invest money in home upgrades, like a new air conditioner or heat pump system, which is causing a pretty wide equipment shortage and price increase throughout the United States.
Let’s get into some specifics about how this price increase and shortage of equipment is going to affect you. We’ll also touch on some ways that you can avoid the brunt of it!
What’s Going On?
The demand for HVAC equipment has sharply increased over the past couple of months. People are going back to work, spending more time at each other’s houses, and many homeowners are deciding that this is finally the time to start investing their money and getting their lives back to normal.
While this is a good thing socially, it’s a rough thing for the HVAC industry and our market in general.
Also, due to environmental factors like record-breaking heatwaves and the ice storms in Texas, homeowners are scrambling to get the most powerful or widely used HVAC systems on the market even when demand would be normal otherwise. All of these factors are contributing to a sharp rise in prices and a decrease in the supply of equipment.
Here’s What You Can Do
First of all, take care of the equipment that you already have by investing in our maintenance program. If your AC is in good shape and you don’t need an upgrade right now, then it might be a smart move to wait a year and just make sure your current system is well-maintained and ready for the summer.
Secondly, if you are investing in a new system and there’s no way around this, then call us ASAP. The earlier you get in touch with us, the easier it will be for us to find the system you need and organize the lowest price possible. As a local HVAC company, our customers are our neighbors and friends. We don’t want to charge you more for a system if we don’t have to, and when you call us early, we’ll help you plan ahead for the most cost-effective system that works in your home.