As we start enjoying the summer, our A/C units work harder than ever to keep us comfy. Unfortunately, the more HVAC systems run, the sooner they’ll be needing repair or replacement as machinery gets worn down from normal cooling. And just as the pressure for repairs is set to peak around mid-summer, thousands of homeowners are going to receive an unpleasant surprise. A worldwide raw materials shortage is disrupting the HVAC industry, and that means extended wait times for thousands across North America. If you’re needing to repair or replace your air conditioning system, we recommend doing this soon. Here’s why.
Why There’s a Shortage?
We all know how challenging the past year has been, and it's disrupted the supply chain. Many compounding factors in addition to COVID-19 have created an international raw materials shortage for multiple companies, which includes HVAC manufacturers. These crucial material shortages will impact the availability of lots of household appliances such as washing machines, refrigerators and A/C units. Production has slowed for lots of HVAC manufacturers and inventories are beginning to dwindle.
How the Shortage Could Impact You
With less equipment in supply than in previous years, more than 125,000 HVAC companies will be impacted. Smaller scale contractors who don’t have access to major supply networks could experience inevitable problems getting needed parts for repairs. You could be without A/C for weeks while you are waiting for parts to be delivered.
That’s why we strongly advise any homeowner who is thinking over installing a new HVAC unit to do it soon rather than waiting until later in the summer to get the best selection and price.
How Teays Valley Service Experts Can Assist You
We’ve assisted 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 can access a much wider range of suppliers.
Even during shortages, our scale means we have greater access to get what you need for repairs and replacements. Each Service Experts location is connected to a worldwide supply network, allowing us to weather this supply disruption with fewer troubles than little companies. We integrate the customer service and proficiency 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. Reach us at 304-760-5088 to request Expert service today.