As we begin enjoying summertime, our A/C units work harder than ever to keep us comfortable. Unfortunately, the more HVAC systems run, the sooner they’ll require repair or replacement as components get worn down from normal cooling. And just as the demand for repairs is set to culminate around mid-summer, thousands of homeowners are going to receive an unpleasant surprise. An international raw materials shortage is impacting the HVAC industry, and that means greater wait times for thousands across North America. If you’re looking to repair or replace your air conditioning system, we suggest doing so sooner rather than later. Here’s why.
What’s Causing the Shortage?
We all know how hard the previous year has been, and it's impacted the supply chain. Multiple compounding factors on top of COVID-19 have resulted in a global raw materials shortage for multiple sectors, which includes HVAC manufacturers. These essential material shortages will impact the ease of access of many household appliances such as washing machines, refrigerators and A/C units. Production has ceased for lots of HVAC manufacturers and stock is beginning to become depleted.
How the Shortage Could Impact You
With less equipment available than previously, more than 125,000 HVAC distributors will be impacted. Smaller scale contractors who don’t have access to major supply networks could run into unavoidable issues getting needed parts for repairs. You may be without A/C for weeks while you are waiting for parts to show up.
That’s why we strongly suggest any homeowner who is thinking about getting a new HVAC unit to do it shortly to access the choice selection and price.
How Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning Can Assist You
We’ve helped you for decades. We are knowledgeable about the neighborhoods and are proud to be an important part of our local communities. Unlike small companies, we have access to a much wider range of suppliers.
Even during shortages, our scale means we have better access to get what you need for repairs and replacements. Each Service Experts location is linked to a global supply network, allowing us to weather this supply disturbance with fewer difficulties than smaller companies. We integrate the customer service and proficiency of a local business with the ordering power and support of an industry leader.
Getting a head start on equipment shortages? There’s an Expert for that. Reach us at 540-302-8645 to request Expert service right away.