As we start enjoying summertime, 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 machinery gets worn out from normal cooling. And just as the pressure for repairs is set to be at its highest around mid-summer, thousands of homeowners are going to get an unwelcomed surprise. A global raw materials shortage is impacting the HVAC industry, and that means longer wait times for thousands across North America. If you’re needing to repair or replace your air conditioning system, we recommend doing this immediately. Here’s why.
Why Is There a Shortage?
We all know how difficult the previous year has been, and it's impacted the supply chain. Multiple compounding factors on top of COVID-19 have created an international raw materials shortage for multiple sectors, which involves HVAC manufacturers. These critical material shortages will impact the accessibility of lots of household appliances including washing machines, refrigerators and A/C units. Production has slowed for lots of HVAC manufacturers and stock is 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 without access to big supply networks may have unpreventable issues getting needed parts for repairs. You could be without A/C for weeks while you wait for parts to arrive.
That’s why we strongly suggest any homeowner who is thinking about installing a new HVAC unit to do it quickly to get the top selection and price.
How Roland J. Down Service Experts 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 small companies, we have access to a much bigger range of suppliers.
Even during shortages, our buying power 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 disturbance with fewer difficulties than small companies. We incorporate 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. Reach us at 518-417-2938 to request Expert service today.