What You Should Know Before Your Air Conditioner Installation

The events of the past two years, including the COVID-19 pandemic, have left a significant mark on many industries, and the HVAC industry is no exception. Significant shortages and price increases by manufacturers have caused some changes in the industry across the world, and even here in Alberta. Over the winter, furnaces and furnace parts were difficult to source, and now, as we move into the summer season, we expect some of the same challenges in air conditioning installation and repair.

But have no fear, because Max Heating & Air Conditioning is here! If it’s time to install a new AC unit, we are here to help. Let’s look at some of the changes you can expect to see this year as we begin installing air conditioning systems.

 

Potential Supply Chain Issues for AC Units

There are many factors affecting the availability of AC units and AC parts right now, as well as virtually any component of mechanical systems. Shortages of resources such as copper and stainless steel are among some of the culprits. Manufacturing and shipping price increases have also affected the availability and price of these components. These have led to some specific considerations for choosing and installing an air conditioner this year.

 

Choosing an Air Conditioner

Low stock means less selection, and this is one of the greatest considerations if you are purchasing an air conditioning system this year. Despite this, there is no need to sacrifice energy efficiency, quality, or longevity in a furnace or AC unit. There are still plenty of options available, and the right HVAC contractor won’t let you install a system that isn’t right for your home or commercial space.

It’s also essential that you choose the right air conditioner based on the size of your home. An improperly sized air conditioner can be problematic, so be sure that an HVAC company looks at your square footage and discusses the size of the system with you upfront. If you aren’t sure whether you’re getting the right system for you or simply the only one available to an HVAC company, we highly recommend doing some shopping or getting a second opinion.

 

Expect to Wait a Little Longer

They say good things take time, which is why it might take us a little longer to source and install your chosen AC unit. The sooner you start thinking about AC this year, the sooner you can have everything you need to cool your home as the weather heats up.

Central air conditioner components are also becoming harder to find, so if you start to suspect a problem with your AC early in the year, be sure to call your local HVAC experts as soon as possible.

 

Increased Costs for Air Conditioning Units & AC Repairs

Price increases are starting to set in for just about any mechanical component of your home, including fixtures, hot water heaters, and, yes, furnaces and air conditioners. It’s difficult to say when prices will stabilize, so the best time to upgrade or make repairs is now, both from an availability and price standpoint.

 

Book Your Air Conditioning Installation Today

Thanks to shortages and price hikes, it’s more important than ever before to work with HVAC system experts in Edmonton. You certainly don’t need to sacrifice your home comfort, but to get the quality and service you deserve, you’ll want to work with a company that truly cares about your long-term lifestyle goals. At Max Heating & Air Conditioning, we continue to source high–quality products for our clients and keep prices competitive even in these difficult times. Talk to us about your air conditioner installation today or request a free, no-obligation quote so we can help you find the right fit. We also offer simple financing options to ensure you can get the service you need now and a payment plan that fits your budget.