Air conditioning companies facing shortage due to COVID-19 pandemic

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) — There’s one thing for sure about the summer that the heat brings!

“I don’t know if we’re in Texas or across town, but it’s been very hot,” said Montgomery resident Richard Williams.

People do what they can to keep cool, such as staying hydrated, staying in the shade, and making sure their homes are cool, but those installing a new air conditioner or getting their current ones repaired may have to wait.

Air conditioner companies are facing a shortage of air conditioners due to the pandemic.

“Demand is gradually increasing. It’s not brand specific, it’s multiple brands that have shortages, especially the higher end equipment. We have a lot of problems,” said HVAC manager for Dixie Travis Swiney.

This shortage is due to the difficulty of getting certain supplies from other countries.

Dixie Electric, Plumbing and Air now operate on a first-come, first-served basis, but they say they have been able to meet their customers’ demands.

“For the most part, so far, we’ve been able to get an air conditioner for everyone in a few days, depending on which one they pick,” Swiney said. “Like I said with the higher end shaving equipment, there have been some with a few weeks off, we’ve had to go to other brands, some we’ve had to venture into socks, so it really depends on what you’re looking for. ”

Dixie says they are on the descent of this fight and believes the others will be back to normal next month.

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