As we get started 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 be needing repair or replacement as machinery gets worn down 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 unwelcomed surprise. A worldwide raw materials shortage is impacting the HVAC industry, and that means extended wait times for thousands across North America. If you’re looking to repair your air conditioning system, we recommend doing this immediately. 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. Several compounding factors plus COVID-19 have created a global raw materials shortage for numerous industries, which includes HVAC manufacturers. These crucial material shortages will impact the availability of a lot of household appliances such as washing machines, refrigerators and A/C units. Production has ceased for many HVAC manufacturers and warehouses are beginning to become depleted.
How Will the Shortage Impact You?
With less equipment in stock than in previous years, more than 125,000 HVAC contractors will be impacted. Smaller scale contractors who don’t have access to large supply networks could have unpreventable issues getting needed parts for repairs. You may be without A/C for weeks while you wait on parts to come.
That’s why we strongly encourage any homeowner who is thinking about installing a new HVAC unit to do it quickly to have access to the best selection and price.
How Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning Can Assist You
We’ve helped you for decades. We know the neighborhoods and are proud to be an important part of our local communities. Unlike smaller companies, we can reach a much bigger range of suppliers.
Even during shortages, our scale means we have greater access to get what you need for repairs and replacements. Every Service Experts location is linked to a worldwide supply network, allowing us to weather this supply disruption with fewer difficulties than smaller companies. We combine the customer service and knowledge of a local business with the ordering power and support of an industry leader.
Getting an advantage over equipment shortages? There’s an Expert for that. Contact us at 919-578-4329 to request Expert service now.