As we start enjoying warm weather, our A/C units work harder than ever to keep us comfy. Unfortunately, the more HVAC systems operate, the sooner they’ll be needing repair or replacement as parts get fatigued from everyday operation. 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 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 suggest doing this immediately. Here’s why.
Why Is There a Shortage?
We all know how challenging the past year has been, and it's impacted the supply chain. Multiple compounding factors plus COVID-19 have led to a worldwide raw materials shortage for multiple industries, which includes HVAC manufacturers. These critical material shortages will impact the accessibility of many household appliances like 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 supply than in previous years, more than 125,000 HVAC companies will be impacted. Smaller scale contractors who don’t have access to big supply networks could experience inevitable difficulties getting necessary parts for repairs. You may be without A/C for weeks while you wait for parts to show up.
That’s why we strongly suggest any homeowner who is thinking over getting a new HVAC unit to do it soon rather than waiting until later in the summer to access the best selection and price.
How Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning Can Help
We’ve assisted you for decades. We are knowledgeable about the neighborhoods and are proud to be an important part of our local communities. Unlike small companies, we have access to a much bigger range of suppliers.
Even during shortages, our size 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 issues than smaller companies. We incorporate the customer service and knowledge of a local business with the buying power and support of an industry leader.
Getting an advantage over equipment shortages? There’s an Expert for that. Contact us at (713) 352-7887 to request Expert service today.