As we get started enjoying the summer, our A/C units work harder than ever to keep us cool. Unfortunately, the more HVAC systems cool, the sooner they’ll require repair or replacement as components get fatigued from normal use. And just as the demand for repairs is set to peak 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 your air conditioning system, we suggest doing this soon. Here’s why.
Why Is There a Shortage?
We all know how difficult 2020 was, and it's taken a toll on the supply chain. Many compounding factors on top of COVID-19 have led to a global raw materials shortage for many sectors, which includes HVAC manufacturers. These essential material shortages will impact the availability of a lot of household appliances including washing machines, refrigerators and A/C units. Production has stalled for a lot of HVAC manufacturers and warehouses are beginning to become depleted.
How Will the Shortage Impact You?
With less equipment available than in previous years, more than 125,000 HVAC distributors will be impacted. Smaller scale contractors without access to large supply networks may have unavoidable problems getting needed parts for repairs. You might be without A/C for weeks while you wait on parts to arrive.
That’s why we strongly advise any homeowner who is thinking about getting a new HVAC unit to do it soon rather than waiting until later in the summer to enjoy the choice selection and price.
How Parker Pearce Service Experts Can Assist You
We’ve served you for decades. We are knowledgeable about the neighborhoods and are proud to be an important part of our local communities. Unlike little companies, we can reach 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. Each Service Experts location is linked to a worldwide supply network, allowing us to make it through this supply disruption with fewer difficulties than smaller companies. We combine the customer service and knowledge of a local business with the ordering power and support of an industry leader.
Getting an advantage over equipment shortages? There’s an Expert for that. Reach us at 301-476-4577 to request Expert service now.