As we start enjoying warm weather, our A/C units work harder than ever to keep us cool. Unfortunately, the more HVAC systems operate, the sooner they’ll require repair or replacement as components get worn down from everyday cooling. And just as the demand for repairs is set to culminate around mid-summer, thousands of homeowners are in for an unwelcomed surprise. A worldwide raw materials shortage is causing issues for the HVAC industry, and that means extended wait times for thousands across North America. If you’re needing to repair or replace your air conditioning system, we recommend doing so sooner rather than later. Here’s why.
Why Is There a Shortage?
We all know how difficult 2020 was, and it's impacted the supply chain. Multiple compounding factors plus COVID-19 have led to a worldwide raw materials shortage for many sectors, which involves HVAC manufacturers. These crucial material shortages will impact the availability of many household appliances including washing machines, refrigerators and A/C units. Production has ceased for many HVAC manufacturers and inventories are beginning to dwindle.
Why the Shortage Could Impact You
With less equipment in supply than previously, more than 125,000 HVAC companies will be impacted. Smaller scale contractors without access to big supply networks could experience inevitable problems getting required parts for repairs. You might 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 about installing a new HVAC unit to do it soon rather than waiting until later in the summer to get the best selection and price.
How McKinley Heating Service Experts Can Support You
We’ve helped you for decades. We are knowledgeable about the neighborhoods and are proud to be an essential part of our local communities. Unlike little companies, we can access a much larger range of suppliers.
Even during shortages, our size means we have better access to get what you need for repairs and replacements. Every Service Experts location is joined to an international supply network, allowing us to get through this supply disturbance with fewer problems than little companies. We integrate 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 780-800-7092 to request Expert service right away.