Clawson Heating & Air Conditioning Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning Replacement’

Information About Current HVAC Equipment Shortage Concerns

Friday, June 18th, 2021

The HVAC industry is currently experiencing a shortage of equipment parts, leading to price increases for contractors purchasing vital parts and units from manufacturers. Both manufacturers and some contractors are having trouble keeping important items in stock to meet needs. We want to take a moment to discuss what is happening and what it means for you, our customers.

Why Are There Shortages?

Several factors have created this situation. The normal supply chain has encountered multiple disruptions from events like the novel coronavirus pandemic, the “Black Swan” event in Texas, and an accidental blockage of the Suez canal because of an overturned freighter. When combined with a rise in demand as people anticipate a summer of record heat, the strain on the supply chain has created both shortages and a rise in prices. In some cases, manufacturers have hiked up the cost to contractors by 6–10% and may not have necessary equipment in stock to ship. 

This is not a permanent situation, but it’s caused alarm among homeowners who are concerned about the vital comfort of their households during Summer 2021.

What This Means for You

We don’t want you to worry, because the Clawson team is always here to help you. We have a highly experienced staff of technicians who can quickly diagnose problems with your AC and offer multiple solutions for repairs or replacements so we can best meet your needs in the current circumstances. We have excellent relationships with our distributors to get the parts and units needed, often before smaller contractors can. 

However, we encourage you to take action soon if you have an air conditioning concern or if you think you will need new equipment installed this season. This quick action will help prevent delays and see that your household’s comfort needs are met.

Clawson Heating & Air Conditioning is “Connecting people to Comfort”! Don’t delay calling for AC service this summer. 

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What to Know About High-Efficiency Air Conditioning Systems

Monday, May 3rd, 2021
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Are you looking to have a new air conditioning installation this spring? If so, you have several choices to make about what type of AC to get. For example, you might decide to have a heat pump put in rather than an air conditioner, which takes the place of both the AC and the heater. If you’re staying with a central air conditioner, you can pick a model similar to the one you currently have, or you may wish to look at the newest high-efficiency models.

Just the words high efficiency are tempting—people imagine a system that will chop down on their bills. But there are some facts to know about high-efficiency air conditioners that will factor into your decision. We’ve got the important low-down on going for high efficiency.

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Choosing a New AC When Your Old One Is Past Repair

Monday, October 5th, 2020
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Your old air conditioning system is no longer able to do its job, and air conditioning repair in Vancouver, WA won’t rescue it because the repair would cost too much compared to purchasing a new system.

So what’s the next step? Although fall has already started, you don’t want to go long without a working air conditioner in your home, since hot weather can still crop up. Fall is also a good time to leap onto a major AC upgrade because it’s usually easier to schedule the service. You can start right now by finding a new air conditioner and we’re here to help.

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What You Need to Know About Air Conditioner Efficiency Ratings

Monday, May 18th, 2020
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Are you currently debating about a new air conditioning installation in Portland, OR? You have come to the right people! We never take any shortcuts when we install a new system. Many contractors will only rip out the old system and stick a new one in. We take the time to ensure our customers have the right new air conditioner to meet the cooling needs of their house and see that it is installed so it will run at maximum efficiency. We have the confidence to back any system we install with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.

We’d like to share some of our expertise about one of the most important factors when considering a new air conditioner: it’s efficiency rating. These ratings can be confusing to people, and there are some assumptions homeowners may have about what they mean.

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Why You Want Our Pros to Install a New Air Conditioner

Monday, May 4th, 2020
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With the summer heat coming up, you’re thinking that your old air conditioning system may not make it to fall. Or it will make it through the season, but it will cost you far too much to run than is worth it. You’re ready for a new air conditioning installation in Portland, OR, or the greater Portland area. How do you start? You have a few basic options:

  • Purchase the air conditioner yourself and install it as a DIY project.
  • Purchase the air conditioner yourself and have an amateur install it.
  • Leave all of it to certified HVAC professionals.

The first and second options will lead to serious troubles. The chance of getting everything just right so you have a great long-term performance from the new system is almost nil. You may think you’ll save money, but the true costs will be far higher—starting with inferior comfort and ending with needing to replace the system years too early.

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The Best Way to Get a New Home Air Conditioner

Monday, April 6th, 2020
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You’ve got an old air conditioning system that isn’t doing the job anymore. It might be struggling to reach the lower temperature necessary for home comfort, or it isn’t reliable, or it’s starting to cost a small fortune to run during the summer. Time to get a new one. How’s the best way to do it?

One option is to type “air conditioning replacement near me” into a search engine and pick whatever contractor pops up first. You could also ask around the neighborhood to see if somebody knows somebody who’ll put in an AC for “super cheap.”

Neither of these ways is the best way to get a new central air conditioning installation in Portland, OR. In fact, they can end up as bad-to-terrible ways. An amateur simply can’t do this job accurately; there’s a reason that non-professionals can charge low rates—they do low-rate jobs and deliver low-rate air conditioners.

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