As we start enjoying summertime, 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 machinery gets worn out from everyday operation. And just as the demand for repairs is set to culminate around mid-summer, thousands of homeowners are in for an unwanted surprise. A global raw materials shortage is impacting 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 advise 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 disrupted the supply chain. Multiple compounding factors plus COVID-19 have resulted in an international raw materials shortage for many industries, including HVAC manufacturers. These essential 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 warehouses are beginning to become scarce.
How the Shortage Could Impact You
With less equipment in stock than in previous years, more than 125,000 HVAC distributors will be impacted. Smaller scale contractors without access to major supply networks could experience unavoidable difficulties getting necessary parts for repairs. You may be without A/C for weeks while you are waiting for parts to come.
That’s why we strongly suggest any homeowner who is thinking over replacing their HVAC unit to do it shortly to enjoy 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 little companies, we have access to a much wider range of suppliers.
Even during shortages, our buying power means we have better access to get what you need for repairs and replacements. Every Service Experts location is connected to a worldwide supply network, allowing us to get through this supply upset with fewer problems than smaller companies. We integrate the customer service and expertise 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 239-908-6991 to request Expert service today.