As we begin enjoying warmer temperatures, our A/C units work harder than ever to keep us comfortable. Unfortunately, the more HVAC systems run, the sooner they’ll require repair or replacement as components get worn out from everyday cooling. And just as the need for repairs is set to be at its highest around mid-summer, thousands of homeowners are in for an unpleasant surprise. An international raw materials shortage is disrupting the HVAC industry, and that means greater 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 difficult 2020 was, and it's disrupted the supply chain. Many compounding factors in addition to COVID-19 have created a global raw materials shortage for numerous sectors, including HVAC manufacturers. These crucial material shortages will impact the accessibility of lots of household appliances including washing machines, refrigerators and A/C units. Production has slowed for a lot of HVAC manufacturers and inventories are beginning to become depleted.
How Will the Shortage 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 have unavoidable issues getting necessary parts for repairs. You may be without A/C for weeks while you wait for parts to be delivered.
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 R & M Climate Control Service Experts Can Support You
We’ve assisted you for decades. We are familiar with the neighborhoods and are proud to be an essential part of our local communities. Unlike smaller companies, we can access a much bigger 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 connected to an international supply network, allowing us to weather this supply disruption with fewer problems than smaller companies. We incorporate the customer service and proficiency 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. Reach us at 865-229-6176 to request Expert service now.