As we get started 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 be needing repair or replacement as parts get worn out from routine cooling. And just as the demand for repairs is set to peak around mid-summer, thousands of homeowners are in for an unwelcomed surprise. A global raw materials shortage is causing problems for the HVAC industry, and that means greater wait times for thousands across North America. If you’re needing to repair or replace your air conditioning system, we recommend doing this soon. Here’s why.
Why Is There a Shortage?
We all know how hard the past year has been, and it's taken a toll on the supply chain. Multiple compounding factors in addition to COVID-19 have led to a worldwide raw materials shortage for multiple industries, including HVAC manufacturers. These crucial material shortages will impact the availability of lots of household appliances like washing machines, refrigerators and A/C units. Production has stalled for a lot of HVAC manufacturers and warehouses are beginning to dwindle.
How the Shortage Could Impact You
With less equipment in supply than in previous years, more than 125,000 HVAC contractors will be impacted. Smaller scale contractors who can’t get access to large supply networks could run into unavoidable difficulties 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 suggest any homeowner who is considering installing a new HVAC unit to do it soon rather than waiting until later in the summer to enjoy the top selection and price.
How Strand Brothers Service Experts Can Support You
We’ve served you for decades. We are familiar with the neighborhoods and are proud to be an important part of our local communities. Unlike little companies, we have access to a much larger range of suppliers.
Even during shortages, our size means we have greater access to get what you need for repairs and replacements. All Service Experts locations is connected to a worldwide supply network, allowing us to get through this supply upset with fewer difficulties than small companies. We incorporate the customer service and knowledge of a local business with the purchasing power and support of an industry leader.
Getting an advantage over equipment shortages? There’s an Expert for that. Reach us at 512-596-1257 to request Expert service today.