As we start enjoying the summer, our A/C units work harder than ever to keep us cool. Unfortunately, the more HVAC systems run, the sooner they’ll require repair or replacement as machinery gets fatigued from normal cooling. And just as the need for repairs is set to culminate around mid-summer, thousands of homeowners are in for an unwelcomed surprise. An international raw materials shortage is disrupting the HVAC industry, and that means longer wait times for thousands across North America. If you’re looking to repair or replace your air conditioning system, we suggest doing so sooner rather than later. Here’s why.
Why Is There a Shortage?
We all know how hard the previous year has been, and it's taken a toll on the supply chain. Multiple compounding factors in addition to COVID-19 have led to an international raw materials shortage for multiple sectors, which includes HVAC manufacturers. These essential material shortages will impact the availability of a lot of household appliances like washing machines, refrigerators and A/C units. Production has stalled for a lot of HVAC manufacturers and inventories are beginning to dwindle.
Why the Shortage Could Impact You
With less equipment available than in previous years, more than 125,000 HVAC companies will be impacted. Smaller scale contractors who can’t get access to large supply networks could run into unavoidable difficulties getting needed parts for repairs. You might be without A/C for weeks while you wait on parts to show up.
That’s why we strongly encourage 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 top 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 integral part of our local communities. Unlike small companies, we can access a much larger 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 an international supply network, allowing us to make it through this supply disturbance with fewer problems than small companies. We incorporate the customer service and knowledge of a local business with the ordering power and support of an industry leader.
Getting ahead of equipment shortages? There’s an Expert for that. Contact us at 303-647-5749 to request Expert service right away.