As we begin enjoying summertime, our A/C units work harder than ever to keep us comfy. Unfortunately, the more HVAC systems cool, the sooner they’ll need repair or replacement as parts get worn down from routine use. And just as the pressure for repairs is set to be at its highest around mid-summer, thousands of homeowners are in for an unwanted surprise. An international raw materials shortage is causing issues for the HVAC industry, and that means longer wait times for thousands across North America. If you’re looking to repair or replace your air conditioning system, we recommend doing this immediately. 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. Several compounding factors in addition to COVID-19 have led to an international raw materials shortage for multiple sectors, which includes HVAC manufacturers. These important material shortages will impact the availability of lots of household appliances such as washing machines, refrigerators and A/C units. Production has ceased for a lot of HVAC manufacturers and warehouses are beginning to dwindle.
Why the Shortage Could Impact You
With less equipment available than in previous years, more than 125,000 HVAC companies will be impacted. Smaller scale contractors who don’t have access to large supply networks might run into unavoidable problems getting required parts for repairs. You might be without A/C for weeks while you wait on parts to be delivered.
That’s why we strongly advise any homeowner who is considering installing a new HVAC unit to do it shortly to get the best selection and price.
How Strogen's Service Experts Can Help
We’ve served you for decades. We know the neighborhoods and are proud to be an integral part of our local communities. Unlike little companies, we can access a much larger range of suppliers.
Even during shortages, our buying power means we have better access to get what you need for repairs and replacements. All Service Experts locations is linked to a global supply network, allowing us to get through this supply upset with fewer troubles than little companies. We combine the customer service and knowledge 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. Contact us at 603-923-4570 to request Expert service right away.