As we begin enjoying warm weather, our A/C units work harder than ever to keep us cool. Unfortunately, the more HVAC systems run, the sooner they’ll need repair or replacement as parts get worn out from everyday operation. And just as the need for repairs is set to be at its highest around mid-summer, thousands of homeowners are going to get an unpleasant surprise. An international raw materials shortage is disrupting the HVAC industry, and that means extended wait times for thousands across North America. If you’re wanting to repair or replace your air conditioning system, we suggest doing this soon. Here’s why.
Why Is There a Shortage?
We all know how challenging 2020 was, and it's taken a toll on the supply chain. Several compounding factors plus COVID-19 have created a global raw materials shortage for multiple companies, which involves HVAC manufacturers. These crucial material shortages will impact the availability of a lot of household appliances including washing machines, refrigerators and A/C units. Production has stalled for a lot of HVAC manufacturers and warehouses are beginning to dwindle.
How Will the Shortage Impact You?
With less equipment in stock than previously, more than 125,000 HVAC contractors will be impacted. Smaller scale contractors who don’t have access to big supply networks might experience unavoidable problems getting required 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 shortly to get the choice selection and price.
How Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning Can Help
We’ve assisted you for decades. We are knowledgeable about the neighborhoods and are proud to be an integral part of our local communities. Unlike smaller companies, we have access to a much wider range of suppliers.
Even during shortages, our scale means we have greater access to get what you need for repairs and replacements. Each Service Experts location is connected to a global supply network, allowing us to weather this supply upset with fewer problems than smaller companies. We integrate the customer service and knowledge of a local business with the ordering power and support of an industry leader.
Getting ahead of equipment shortages? There’s an Expert for that. Call us at 239-908-6991 to request Expert service right away.