Will a Nationwide AC Unit Shortage Leave You Hot and Bothered?

by | Mar 1, 2022

Here in Arizona, air conditioning in homes, cars, shops, and other buildings is not a luxury. It’s actually a necessity, especially when summertime temperatures in the Phoenix area can top out at over 100°F. Many people are concerned about a nationwide AC unit shortage that could leave you out of the cold and sweltering in the heat instead.


What is causing the AC unit shortage?


Just like many things over the last few years, the AC unit shortage that has spread across the nation can be largely attributed to COVID-19. At one point or another during the pandemic, many air conditioning manufacturers were shut down completely or at least limited in operations. The same can be said of those companies that make AC unit parts and even the transportation companies that move the finished goods from manufacturer to market.


From workforce illness to labor shortages and now supply chain issues, the HVAC industry has certainly not been exempt from the effects of the pandemic. However, as the entire country begins to rebound, we’re still looking at possible AC unit shortages as we approach the peak season when air conditioning is at its hottest demand.


What does an AC unit shortage mean for YOU?


If you’re fortunate enough to have a relatively new HVAC system in your home, you can breathe a sigh of relief, at least for now. As long as you properly maintain your system, it should last you for many years to come. And, perhaps when it’s finally time to replace your air conditioner, there will no longer be an AC unit shortage.


If you have an older system, however, or if you’ve already noticed signs that your AC system could fail, now is the time for action. We recommend a thorough inspection by our trusted HVAC experts sooner than later. This can help identify whether you simply need AC repair or if a full replacement is needed. In either case, supply chain issues could cause a delay in getting new parts and the AC unit shortage could mean you have to wait longer before a new system is available. That’s all the more reason to get AC service now before your air conditioner actually gives out or the hottest temperatures arrive!


How to make your home air conditioner last as long as possible


Just like any other household appliance, your air conditioner won’t last forever. However, it can last for 15-20 years if it’s high quality and regularly maintained.


The cost to replace your AC system, on the other hand, can be anywhere from $3,500 to upwards of $11,000, depending on a variety of factors. Add that to the current AC unit shortage and you have two great reasons to maintain the unit you already have instead of having to buy a new one!


At Team AIR-zona, we offer an HVAC maintenance plan for savvy customers like you who want to make your AC last and get the most out of your investment. With this plan, you’ll enjoy these benefits:


  • 2 tune-ups per year
  • Priority scheduling
  • Free diagnostic with repair
  • 20% discount on repairs
  • 5% discount on system replacement


The savings add up even more when you sign up for a 1 year, 2 year, or 3 year plan. Simply choose the plan that makes the most sense for you and your budget and you get convenience, peace of mind, and the best HVAC service and repair in the East Valley.


If you’re ready to take advantage of our HVAC maintenance plan or you want to schedule AC service, simply contact us today. Our HVAC technicians proudly serve residents in Queen Creek, Tempe, Mesa, Gilbert, Phoenix, Florence, Chandler, Scottsdale, Apache Junction, and surrounding areas!

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