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The price of air con has shot up by 15% and companies are taking longer to install units because of a lack of staff and a shortage of components, according to a report

A technician instals an air conditioning unit in a house wearing a bright orange jacket.

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The price of air-conditioning units has shot up thanks to a shortage of key components — and a lack of installers means some customers are waiting longer for their units, Fox Business reports. 

Over the past few months, multiple manufacturers have announced rising equipment costs for units of between 3% and 9%. Brad Dunn, vice president of marketing and sales at United CoolAir, told Fox Business that air-con unit prices had risen 15% since the start of this year, and that he expected them to rise further. 

AMHAC, a New York air-con company, told Fox Business details ⇒

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