As we begin 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 be needing repair or replacement as machinery gets worn down from everyday cooling. And just as the need for repairs is set to culminate around mid-summer, thousands of homeowners are going to get an unpleasant surprise. A global raw materials shortage is impacting the HVAC industry, and that means extended wait times for thousands across North America. If you’re wanting to repair your air conditioning system, we recommend doing this soon. Here’s why.
What’s Causing the Shortage?
We all know how hard the previous year has been, and it's impacted the supply chain. Many compounding factors plus COVID-19 have created a worldwide raw materials shortage for multiple industries, which involves HVAC manufacturers. These essential material shortages will impact the availability of many household appliances including washing machines, refrigerators and A/C units. Production has slowed for lots of HVAC manufacturers and stock is beginning to become depleted.
How Will the Shortage Impact You?
With less equipment in supply than ever before, more than 125,000 HVAC contractors will be impacted. Smaller scale contractors without access to large supply networks might experience unavoidable difficulties getting necessary parts for repairs. You may be without A/C for weeks while you wait on parts to show up.
That’s why we strongly advise any homeowner who is considering replacing their HVAC unit to do it quickly to access the best selection and price.
How D.A. Bennett Service Experts Can Support 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 smaller companies, we can access a much larger range of suppliers.
Even during shortages, our scale means we have better access to get what you need for repairs and replacements. Every Service Experts location is joined to a worldwide supply network, allowing us to weather this supply disturbance with fewer issues 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 518-205-3324 to request Expert service today.