As we start enjoying the summer, our A/C units work harder than ever to keep us comfortable. Unfortunately, the more HVAC systems cool, the sooner they’ll be needing repair or replacement as components get fatigued from routine operation. And just as the need for repairs is set to culminate around mid-summer, thousands of homeowners are going to get an unpleasant surprise. An international raw materials shortage is impacting the HVAC industry, and that means extended wait times for thousands across North America. If you’re looking to repair or replace your air conditioning system, we advise doing this immediately. Here’s why.
Why There’s a Shortage?
We all know how hard 2020 was, and it's disrupted the supply chain. Several compounding factors plus COVID-19 have led to a global raw materials shortage for multiple sectors, including HVAC manufacturers. These essential material shortages will impact the availability of lots of household appliances like washing machines, refrigerators and A/C units. Production has slowed for a lot of HVAC manufacturers and warehouses are beginning to become scarce.
How the Shortage Could Impact You
With less equipment in supply than in previous years, more than 125,000 HVAC companies will be impacted. Smaller scale contractors who can’t get access to major supply networks could have inevitable problems getting needed parts for repairs. You may be without A/C for weeks while you are waiting for 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 access the choice selection and price.
How Strand Brothers Service Experts Can Help
We’ve helped you for decades. We know the neighborhoods and are proud to be an important part of our local communities. Unlike small companies, we ca
n reach a much wider 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 disturbance with fewer issues than smaller companies. We integrate the customer service and expertise of a local business with the buying power and support of an industry leader.
Getting an advantage over equipment shortages? There’s an Expert for that. Reach us at 512-592-3072 to request Expert service now.