Air conditioner shortage and hot summer forecast could be bad news for residents
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Denver, Colo. - According to a recent study by Stanford University and forecasts by the Climate Prediction Center, the West could be in for a longer, hotter summer this year than last year, and it's a trend that's not going away. With air conditioner window units in short supply on a national level, simply put, it's not going to get any cooler.
Summer temperatures may shift into a new level of hot where the coolest summer temperatures will actually be hotter than the hottest summer temperatures of previous summers, according to the Stanford study. Residents could be in danger of air conditioners shorting out if they haven't been maintained properly and may find it difficult to replace it if the products are not readily available at retail stores.
Colorado-based appliance dealer Appliance Factory Outlet & Mattresses heard news of the nation-wide shortage and has prepared to ensure the availability of A/C window units to consumers through July and August to provide some relief from what's predicted to be a sweltering summer in Colorado.
The units have been hard to come by due to shortages of Chinese-made compressors. While certain manufacturers have stayed quiet on the issue, some retailers have been feeling the heat from the inability to satisfy consumer demand due to shipment delays and reorders.