As we get started enjoying warmer temperatures, our A/C units work harder than ever to keep us comfy. Unfortunately, the more HVAC systems cool, the sooner they’ll need repair or replacement as components get fatigued from normal use. And just as the need for repairs is set to culminate around mid-summer, thousands of homeowners are going to receive an unwelcomed surprise. An international raw materials shortage is disrupting 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 recommend doing so sooner rather than later. Here’s why.
What’s Causing the Shortage?
We all know how challenging 2020 was, and it's taken a toll on the supply chain. Multiple compounding factors on top of COVID-19 have led to an international raw materials shortage for numerous industries, which involves HVAC manufacturers. These critical material shortages will impact the availability of a lot of household appliances such as washing machines, refrigerators and A/C units. Production has ceased 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 companies will be impacted. Smaller scale contractors who don’t have access to large supply networks could experience inevitable issues getting needed parts for repairs. You could be without A/C for weeks while you are waiting for parts to arrive.
That’s why we strongly advise any homeowner who is considering replacing their HVAC unit to do it quickly to get the top selection and price.
How Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning Can Support You
We’ve served you for decades. We are familiar with the neighborhoods and are proud to be an important part of our local communities. Unlike smaller companies, we have access to a much wider range of suppliers.
Even during shortages, our buying power means we have better access to get what you need for repairs and replacements. All Service Experts locations is joined to a worldwide supply network, allowing us to weather this supply upset with fewer difficulties 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 a head start on equipment shortages? There’s an Expert for that. Contact us at 440-252-1375 to request Expert service today.