As we start enjoying warm weather, our A/C units work harder than ever to keep us comfy. Unfortunately, the more HVAC systems run, the sooner they’ll require repair or replacement as machinery gets worn out from normal use. And just as the need for repairs is set to culminate around mid-summer, thousands of homeowners are in for an unwelcomed surprise. A global raw materials shortage is causing issues for the HVAC industry, and that means longer wait times for thousands across North America. If you’re looking to repair or replace your air conditioning system, we recommend doing this immediately. Here’s why.
Why There’s a Shortage?
We all know how hard the past year has been, and it's disrupted the supply chain. Several compounding factors on top of COVID-19 have created a worldwide raw materials shortage for many industries, which includes HVAC manufacturers. These important material shortages will impact the availability of many household appliances like washing machines, refrigerators and A/C units. Production has slowed for a lot of HVAC manufacturers and stock is beginning to become scarce.
How Will the Shortage Impact You?
With less equipment available than in previous years, more than 125,000 HVAC companies will be impacted. Smaller scale contractors without access to large supply networks might experience unpreventable problems getting required 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 installing a new HVAC unit to do it soon rather than waiting until later in the summer to access the best selection and price.
How Church Services Can Help
We’ve helped you for decades. We know the neighborhoods and are proud to be an important part of our local communities. Unlike small companies, we can access 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. Each Service Experts location is linked to a worldwide supply network, allowing us to get through this supply disturbance with fewer problems than little companies. We combine the customer service and knowledge of a local business with the ordering power and support of an industry leader.
Getting a head start on equipment shortages? There’s an Expert for that. Call us at 713-396-3760 to request Expert service now.