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 components get worn out from normal cooling. And just as the pressure for repairs is set to peak around mid-summer, thousands of homeowners are in for an unwelcomed surprise. An international raw materials shortage is causing issues for the HVAC industry, and that means extended wait times for thousands across North America. If you’re wanting to repair or replace your air conditioning system, we suggest doing this immediately. Here’s why.
Why There’s a Shortage?
We all know how difficult the past year has been, and it's disrupted the supply chain. Multiple compounding factors on top of COVID-19 have led to a global raw materials shortage for many companies, including 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 stalled for lots of HVAC manufacturers and warehouses are beginning to become depleted.
How the Shortage Could Impact You
With less equipment in stock than ever before, more than 125,000 HVAC contractors will be impacted. Smaller scale contractors without access to big supply networks could experience unpreventable issues getting needed parts for repairs. You may be without A/C for weeks while you wait on parts to be delivered.
That’s why we strongly advise any homeowner who is thinking about replacing their HVAC unit to do it shortly to enjoy the best selection and price.
How Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning Can Help
We’ve served you for decades. We are knowledgeable about 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 scale means we have more access to get what you need for repairs and replacements. Every Service Experts location is joined to a worldwide supply network, allowing us to make it through this supply disruption with fewer problems than little companies. We integrate the customer service and expertise of a local business with the purchasing power and support of an industry leader.
Getting a head start on equipment shortages? There’s an Expert for that. Contact us at 303-647-5853 to request Expert service right away.