FORT MYERS, Fla. — During the height of the pandemic in 2020, HVAC production lines shut down.
“Before, we would have a whole list of options for our customers,” said Gorden Durant with Fort Myers-based Island Aire.
“Now, with shortages and price increases, we’re seeing the options are decreasing and the prices are increasing.”
AC prices are skyrocketing.
In 2020, a middle of the road unit would run you about $6,500. So far in 2021, prices have risen 15% already. Durant said suppliers are hinting that price increases could top 30% by the middle of the...