As we start enjoying warmer temperatures, 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 machinery gets worn out from everyday cooling. And just as the pressure for repairs is set to be at its highest around mid-summer, thousands of homeowners are in for an unwelcomed 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 or replace your air conditioning system, we advise doing this soon. Here’s why.
Why Is There a Shortage?
We all know how challenging 2020 was, and it's impacted the supply chain. Several compounding factors on top of COVID-19 have resulted in a global raw materials shortage for multiple sectors, including HVAC manufacturers. These essential material shortages will impact the availability of many household appliances like washing machines, refrigerators and A/C units. Production has stalled for many HVAC manufacturers and inventories are beginning to dwindle.
How the Shortage Could Impact You
With less equipment in supply than previously, more than 125,000 HVAC contractors will be impacted. Smaller scale contractors without access to large supply networks could experience inevitable issues getting needed parts for repairs. You could be without A/C for weeks while you wait for parts to come.
That’s why we strongly suggest any homeowner who is thinking about replacing their HVAC unit to do it soon rather than waiting until later in the summer to have access to the best selection and price.
How Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning Can Support You
We’ve helped you for decades. We know the neighborhoods and are proud to be an essential part of our local communities. Unlike smaller companies, we have access to a much bigger range of suppliers.
Even during shortages, our size means we have greater access to get what you need for repairs and replacements. All Service Experts locations is joined to a global supply network, allowing us to make it through this supply disturbance with fewer difficulties than little companies. We integrate 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 901-235-1196 to request Expert service now.