As we begin enjoying summertime, our A/C units work harder than ever to keep us comfortable. Unfortunately, the more HVAC systems cool, the sooner they’ll require repair or replacement as components get worn down from everyday use. And just as the pressure for repairs is set to culminate around mid-summer, thousands of homeowners are going to receive an unwanted surprise. An international raw materials shortage is causing problems for the HVAC industry, and that means greater wait times for thousands across North America. If you’re needing to repair your air conditioning system, we advise doing this soon. Here’s why.
Why Is There a Shortage?
We all know how difficult the past year has been, and it's impacted the supply chain. Multiple compounding factors on top of COVID-19 have resulted in a worldwide raw materials shortage for multiple sectors, which involves HVAC manufacturers. These critical material shortages will impact the accessibility of lots of household appliances like washing machines, refrigerators and A/C units. Production has slowed for a lot of HVAC manufacturers and inventories are beginning to become scarce.
Why the Shortage Could Impact You
With less equipment in supply than previously, more than 125,000 HVAC contractors will be impacted. Smaller scale contractors who can’t get access to big supply networks may experience inevitable issues getting needed parts for repairs. You could be without A/C for weeks while you are waiting for parts to come.
That’s why we strongly encourage any homeowner who is considering installing a new HVAC unit to do it soon rather than waiting until later in the summer to have access to the top selection and price.
How Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning Can Help
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 buying power means we have better access to get what you need for repairs and replacements. Each Service Experts location is linked to a worldwide supply network, allowing us to get through this supply disruption with fewer difficulties than little companies. We incorporate the customer service and proficiency of a local business with the purchasing power and support of an industry leader.
Getting an advantage over equipment shortages? There’s an Expert for that. Contact us at 318-588-8163 to request Expert service right away.