As we get started enjoying warmer temperatures, our A/C units work harder than ever to keep us cool. Unfortunately, the more HVAC systems run, the sooner they’ll be needing repair or replacement as machinery gets fatigued from everyday cooling. And just as the need 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 disrupting the HVAC industry, and that means longer wait times for thousands across North America. If you’re looking to repair your air conditioning system, we suggest doing this soon. Here’s why.
Why Is There a Shortage?
We all know how difficult 2020 was, and it's impacted the supply chain. Many compounding factors on top of COVID-19 have led to an international raw materials shortage for multiple industries, which involves HVAC manufacturers. These important material shortages will impact the ease of access of a lot of household appliances such as washing machines, refrigerators and A/C units. Production has slowed for many HVAC manufacturers and inventories are beginning to dwindle.
Why the Shortage Could Impact You
With less equipment in stock than ever before, more than 125,000 HVAC companies will be impacted. Smaller scale contractors who can’t get access to large supply networks could run into unavoidable problems getting required parts for repairs. You might be without A/C for weeks while you wait for parts to arrive.
That’s why we strongly encourage any homeowner who is thinking about replacing their HVAC unit to do it shortly to have access to the choice selection and price.
How Chief/Bauer Service Experts Can Assist You
We’ve served you for decades. We know the neighborhoods and are proud to be an essential part of our local communities. Unlike small companies, we have access to a much bigger range of suppliers.
Even during shortages, our size means we have greater access to get what you need for repairs and replacements. Each Service Experts location is joined to a global supply network, allowing us to weather this supply disturbance with fewer troubles than small companies. We integrate the customer service and proficiency 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. Call us at 217-689-2469 to request Expert service today.