As we start enjoying warm weather, our A/C units work harder than ever to keep us comfy. Unfortunately, the more HVAC systems cool, the sooner they’ll require repair or replacement as machinery gets fatigued from everyday use. And just as the pressure for repairs is set to be at its highest around mid-summer, thousands of homeowners are going to receive an unpleasant surprise. A global raw materials shortage is disrupting the HVAC industry, and that means longer wait times for thousands across North America. If you’re wanting to repair your air conditioning system, we recommend doing this immediately. Here’s why.
Why There’s a Shortage?
We all know how challenging the previous year has been, and it's impacted the supply chain. Multiple compounding factors on top of COVID-19 have led to an international raw materials shortage for numerous companies, which involves HVAC manufacturers. These critical material shortages will impact the availability of many household appliances such as washing machines, refrigerators and A/C units. Production has slowed for a lot of HVAC manufacturers and inventories are beginning to dwindle.
How the Shortage Could Impact You
With less equipment available than in previous years, more than 125,000 HVAC contractors will be impacted. Smaller scale contractors without access to large supply networks might experience unpreventable issues getting needed parts for repairs. You may be without A/C for weeks while you wait for parts to be delivered.
That’s why we strongly advise any homeowner who is considering getting a new HVAC unit to do it quickly to enjoy the choice selection and price.
How Finch Air Conditioning & Heating Can Support You
We’ve helped you for decades. We know the neighborhoods and are proud to be an essential part of our local communities. Unlike little companies, we can access a much larger range of suppliers.
Even during shortages, our size means we have better access to get what you need for repairs and replacements. Each Service Experts location is linked to a global supply network, allowing us to make it through this supply disruption with fewer troubles than small companies. We incorporate the customer service and expertise 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 281-407-9478 to request Expert service now.