How an HVAC Parts and Equipment Shortage Could Affect Your Comfort This Summer

As we start enjoying the summer, our A/C units work harder than ever to keep us comfy. Unfortunately, the more HVAC systems operate, the sooner they’ll be needing repair or replacement as components get fatigued from routine use. And just as the need for repairs is set to be at its highest around mid-summer, thousands of homeowners are going to get an unwanted surprise. A global raw materials shortage is impacting the HVAC industry, and that means greater wait times for thousands across North America. If you’re looking to repair your air conditioning system, we advise doing so sooner rather than later. Here’s why.

What’s Causing the Shortage?

We all know how challenging the past year has been, and it's taken a toll on the supply chain. Several compounding factors on top of COVID-19 have created an international raw materials shortage for numerous companies, which involves HVAC manufacturers. These essential material shortages will impact the accessibility of many household appliances including washing machines, refrigerators and A/C units. Production has stalled for many HVAC manufacturers and stock is beginning to become scarce.

How the Shortage Could Impact You

With less equipment in supply than previously, more than 125,000 HVAC contractors will be impacted. Smaller scale contractors without access to major supply networks could have inevitable difficulties getting needed parts for repairs. You could be without A/C for weeks while you wait on parts to be delivered.

That’s why we strongly suggest any homeowner who is thinking about getting a new HVAC unit to do it quickly to enjoy the best selection and price.

How Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning Can Help

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 can access a much larger range of suppliers.

Even during shortages, our size means we have greater access to get what you need for repairs and replacements. All Service Experts locations is linked to a worldwide supply network, allowing us to make it through this supply disturbance with fewer troubles than little companies. We integrate the customer service and expertise 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 330-235-1260 to request Expert service now.