As we get started enjoying summertime, our A/C units work harder than ever to keep us cool. Unfortunately, the more HVAC systems operate, the sooner they’ll need repair or replacement as components get fatigued from normal use. And just as the need for repairs is set to be at its highest around mid-summer, thousands of homeowners are going to receive an unwelcomed surprise. An international raw materials shortage is impacting the HVAC industry, and that means greater 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.
What’s Causing the Shortage?
We all know how difficult the previous year has been, and it's taken a toll on the supply chain. Many compounding factors in addition to COVID-19 have led to a worldwide raw materials shortage for numerous sectors, which involves HVAC manufacturers. These essential material shortages will impact the accessibility of lots of household appliances such as washing machines, refrigerators and A/C units. Production has slowed for a lot of HVAC manufacturers and stock is beginning to become depleted.
How the Shortage Could 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 major supply networks might have unavoidable problems getting necessary parts for repairs. You could be without A/C for weeks while you are waiting for parts to arrive.
That’s why we strongly advise any homeowner who is thinking over installing a new HVAC unit to do it quickly to have access to the choice selection and price.
How Sunbeam Service Experts Can Support You
We’ve served you for decades. We are familiar with the neighborhoods and are proud to be an integral part of our local communities. Unlike smaller companies, we have access to a much larger range of suppliers.
Even during shortages, our scale means we have greater access to get what you need for repairs and replacements. Every Service Experts location is linked to an international supply network, allowing us to weather this supply disturbance with fewer troubles than small companies. We incorporate the customer service and knowledge of a local business with the buying power and support of an industry leader.
Getting a head start on equipment shortages? There’s an Expert for that. Call us at 716-427-6807 to request Expert service now.