As we start enjoying the summer, our A/C units work harder than ever to keep us comfortable. Unfortunately, the more HVAC systems run, the sooner they’ll require repair or replacement as parts get worn down from routine use. And just as the need for repairs is set to peak around mid-summer, thousands of homeowners are going to get an unpleasant surprise. A worldwide raw materials shortage is causing issues for the HVAC industry, and that means extended wait times for thousands across North America. If you’re wanting to repair or replace your air conditioning system, we advise doing so sooner rather than later. Here’s why.
Why Is There a Shortage?
We all know how difficult the past year has been, and it's disrupted the supply chain. Many compounding factors plus COVID-19 have resulted in a worldwide raw materials shortage for multiple sectors, which involves HVAC manufacturers. These critical material shortages will impact the availability of lots of household appliances like washing machines, refrigerators and A/C units. Production has slowed for many HVAC manufacturers and warehouses are beginning to become scarce.
How the Shortage Could Impact You
With less equipment in stock than ever before, more than 125,000 HVAC contractors will be impacted. Smaller scale contractors without access to big supply networks could run into inevitable issues getting needed parts for repairs. You may be without A/C for weeks while you are waiting for parts to be delivered.
That’s why we strongly encourage any homeowner who is thinking about replacing their HVAC unit to do it soon rather than waiting until later in the summer to have access to the choice selection and price.
How Becht/Givens Service Experts Can Assist You
We’ve helped you for decades. We know the neighborhoods and are proud to be an integral part of our local communities. Unlike little companies, we have access to a much wider range of suppliers.
Even during shortages, our buying power means we have more access to get what you need for repairs and replacements. All Service Experts locations is joined to a global supply network, allowing us to make it through this supply disruption with fewer difficulties than small 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 502-785-8230 to request Expert service right away.