As we start enjoying summertime, our A/C units work harder than ever to keep us cool. Unfortunately, the more HVAC systems operate, the sooner they’ll be needing repair or replacement as components get fatigued from routine use. And just as the pressure for repairs is set to be at its highest around mid-summer, thousands of homeowners are going to get an unwelcomed surprise. A worldwide raw materials shortage is causing issues for the HVAC industry, and that means longer wait times for thousands across North America. If you’re needing to repair your air conditioning system, we suggest doing this immediately. Here’s why.
Why There’s a Shortage?
We all know how challenging the previous year has been, and it's taken a toll on the supply chain. Multiple compounding factors on top of COVID-19 have resulted in an international raw materials shortage for multiple sectors, which includes HVAC manufacturers. These important material shortages will impact the ease of access of lots of household appliances including washing machines, refrigerators and A/C units. Production has ceased for many HVAC manufacturers and inventories are beginning to become scarce.
Why the Shortage Could 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 major supply networks could run into unpreventable issues getting required parts for repairs. You may be without A/C for weeks while you wait for parts to show up.
That’s why we strongly encourage any homeowner who is thinking over getting a new HVAC unit to do it quickly to have access to the choice selection and price.
How Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning Can Support You
We’ve served you for decades. We are familiar with the neighborhoods and are proud to be an important part of our local communities. Unlike small companies, we can reach 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 an international supply network, allowing us to weather this supply disruption with fewer troubles than little companies. We incorporate the customer service and expertise of a local business with the buying power and support of an industry leader.
Getting a head start on equipment shortages? There’s an Expert for that. Reach us at 330-236-4793 to request Expert service today.