As we get started enjoying warm weather, our A/C units work harder than ever to keep us comfy. Unfortunately, the more HVAC systems run, the sooner they’ll need repair or replacement as components get worn down from everyday use. And just as the demand for repairs is set to peak around mid-summer, thousands of homeowners are in for an unwanted surprise. A worldwide raw materials shortage is impacting the HVAC industry, and that means longer wait times for thousands across North America. If you’re wanting to repair or replace your air conditioning system, we recommend doing so sooner rather than later. Here’s why.
Why Is There a Shortage?
We all know how difficult the past year has been, and it's taken a toll on the supply chain. Many compounding factors on top of COVID-19 have resulted in an international raw materials shortage for multiple industries, which includes HVAC manufacturers. These important material shortages will impact the accessibility of lots of household appliances including washing machines, refrigerators and A/C units. Production has stalled for a lot of HVAC manufacturers and stock is beginning to dwindle.
Why the Shortage Could Impact You
With less equipment in stock than ever before, more than 125,000 HVAC distributors will be impacted. Smaller scale contractors without access to big supply networks may experience unavoidable problems getting needed parts for repairs. You may be without A/C for weeks while you are waiting for parts to be delivered.
That’s why we strongly advise any homeowner who is thinking about getting a new HVAC unit to do it soon rather than waiting until later in the summer to have access to the best selection and price.
How Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning Can Help
We’ve served you for decades. We are familiar with the neighborhoods and are proud to be an integral part of our local communities. Unlike smaller companies, we can access a much bigger range of suppliers.
Even during shortages, our scale means we have more access to get what you need for repairs and replacements. Each Service Experts location is connected to a global supply network, allowing us to make it through this supply disruption with fewer issues than smaller companies. We integrate the customer service and expertise 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. Call us at 866-397-3787 to request Expert service right away.