As we begin enjoying warmer temperatures, 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 parts get worn down from everyday operation. And just as the demand for repairs is set to culminate around mid-summer, thousands of homeowners are going to get an unwelcomed 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 wanting to repair or replace your air conditioning system, we suggest doing this soon. Here’s why.
Why There’s a Shortage?
We all know how challenging the past year has been, and it's taken a toll on the supply chain. Many compounding factors on top of COVID-19 have created a global raw materials shortage for multiple companies, which involves HVAC manufacturers. These critical material shortages will impact the ease of access of many household appliances like washing machines, refrigerators and A/C units. Production has ceased for a lot of HVAC manufacturers and warehouses are beginning to become depleted.
How the Shortage Could Impact You
With less equipment available than previously, more than 125,000 HVAC contractors will be impacted. Smaller scale contractors without access to major supply networks may have unavoidable difficulties getting required parts for repairs. You could be without A/C for weeks while you wait on parts to come.
That’s why we strongly suggest any homeowner who is thinking over replacing their HVAC unit to do it soon rather than waiting until later in the summer to have access to the best selection and price.
How Neal Harris Service Experts Can Support You
We’ve helped you for decades. We are familiar with the neighborhoods and are proud to be an important part of our local communities. Unlike little companies, we can access a much bigger range of suppliers.
Even during shortages, our scale means we have better access to get what you need for repairs and replacements. Each Service Experts location is joined to a worldwide supply network, allowing us to make it through this supply upset with fewer difficulties 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 ahead of equipment shortages? There’s an Expert for that. Contact us at 816-787-0500 to request Expert service now.