As we begin enjoying warm weather, our A/C units work harder than ever to keep us comfortable. Unfortunately, the more HVAC systems operate, the sooner they’ll require repair or replacement as parts get worn out from everyday use. And just as the demand for repairs is set to be at its highest around mid-summer, thousands of homeowners are going to receive an unpleasant surprise. An international raw materials shortage is causing problems for the HVAC industry, and that means longer wait times for thousands across North America. If you’re wanting to repair or replace your air conditioning system, we recommend doing this soon. Here’s why.
Why Is There a Shortage?
We all know how hard the past year has been, and it's taken a toll on the supply chain. Many compounding factors on top of COVID-19 have led to an international raw materials shortage for multiple companies, which involves HVAC manufacturers. These critical material shortages will impact the accessibility of a lot of household appliances such as washing machines, refrigerators and A/C units. Production has ceased for many HVAC manufacturers and inventories are beginning to become depleted.
How the Shortage Could Impact You
With less equipment in supply than previously, more than 125,000 HVAC companies will be impacted. Smaller scale contractors without access to major supply networks might have unavoidable problems getting needed parts for repairs. You might be without A/C for weeks while you are waiting for parts to be delivered.
That’s why we strongly suggest any homeowner who is thinking about installing a new HVAC unit to do it quickly to access the best selection and price.
How Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning Can Support You
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 ca
n reach a much bigger range of suppliers.
Even during shortages, our size means we have more access to get what you need for repairs and replacements. Every Service Experts location is joined to a global supply network, allowing us to weather this supply upset with fewer issues than smaller companies. We integrate the customer service and proficiency 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. Call us at 613-817-1591 to request Expert service today.