As we get started enjoying warm weather, our A/C units work harder than ever to keep us comfortable. Unfortunately, the more HVAC systems operate, the sooner they’ll require repair or replacement as machinery gets fatigued from normal cooling. And just as the pressure for repairs is set to peak around mid-summer, thousands of homeowners are going to get an unwanted surprise. A worldwide raw materials shortage is causing problems for the HVAC industry, and that means extended wait times for thousands across North America. If you’re looking to repair your air conditioning system, we recommend doing so sooner rather than later. Here’s why.
Why Is There a Shortage?
We all know how challenging 2020 was, and it's disrupted the supply chain. Many compounding factors on top of COVID-19 have created a worldwide raw materials shortage for numerous companies, which includes HVAC manufacturers. These essential material shortages will impact the accessibility of a lot of household appliances like washing machines, refrigerators and A/C units. Production has stalled for many HVAC manufacturers and stock is beginning to dwindle.
Why the Shortage Could Impact You
With less equipment in supply than previously, more than 125,000 HVAC contractors will be impacted. Smaller scale contractors who don’t have access to major supply networks may have inevitable issues getting needed parts for repairs. You might 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 shortly to get the top selection and price.
How TML Service Experts Can Help
We’ve helped you for decades. We are familiar with the neighborhoods and are proud to be an essential part of our local communities. Unlike smaller companies, we can reach a much larger range of suppliers.
Even during shortages, our scale means we have more access to get what you need for repairs and replacements. Every Service Experts location is joined to a global supply network, allowing us to make it through this supply upset with fewer issues than little companies. We integrate the customer service and expertise of a local business with the purchasing power and support of an industry leader.
Getting a head start on equipment shortages? There’s an Expert for that. Contact us at 208-488-4892 to request Expert service right away.