As we begin enjoying the summer, our A/C units work harder than ever to keep us cool. Unfortunately, the more HVAC systems cool, the sooner they’ll need repair or replacement as parts get worn out from routine cooling. And just as the demand for repairs is set to peak around mid-summer, thousands of homeowners are going to receive an unwanted surprise. An international raw materials shortage is causing issues for the HVAC industry, and that means extended wait times for thousands across North America. If you’re needing to repair your air conditioning system, we advise doing this immediately. Here’s why.
Why There’s a Shortage?
We all know how hard the previous year has been, and it's taken a toll on the supply chain. Several compounding factors plus COVID-19 have created an international raw materials shortage for multiple companies, including HVAC manufacturers. These critical material shortages will impact the availability of many household appliances including washing machines, refrigerators and A/C units. Production has stalled for lots of HVAC manufacturers and inventories are beginning to become scarce.
Why the Shortage Could Impact You
With less equipment in supply than in previous years, more than 125,000 HVAC distributors will be impacted. Smaller scale contractors who don’t have access to major supply networks might have unpreventable problems getting needed parts for repairs. You could be without A/C for weeks while you wait for parts to be delivered.
That’s why we strongly advise any homeowner who is considering getting a new HVAC unit to do it soon rather than waiting until later in the summer to get the top selection and price.
How Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning Can Help
We’ve served you for decades. We know the neighborhoods and are proud to be an important part of our local communities. Unlike smaller companies, we have access to a much larger range of suppliers.
Even during shortages, our size means we have better access to get what you need for repairs and replacements. Each Service Experts location is connected to a global supply network, allowing us to get through this supply disturbance with fewer problems than little companies. We incorporate the customer service and proficiency of a local business with the buying power and support of an industry leader.
Getting ahead of equipment shortages? There’s an Expert for that. Reach us at 330-305-2799 to request Expert service now.