As we begin enjoying the summer, our A/C units work harder than ever to keep us comfy. Unfortunately, the more HVAC systems operate, the sooner they’ll be needing repair or replacement as machinery gets worn down from everyday operation. And just as the need for repairs is set to be at its highest around mid-summer, thousands of homeowners are going to get an unwelcomed surprise. An international raw materials shortage is causing problems for the HVAC industry, and that means extended wait times for thousands across North America. If you’re wanting to repair or replace your air conditioning system, we advise doing so sooner rather than later. Here’s why.
Why Is There a Shortage?
We all know how hard the previous year has been, and it's impacted the supply chain. Many compounding factors on top of COVID-19 have led to a worldwide raw materials shortage for numerous industries, including HVAC manufacturers. These critical material shortages will impact the accessibility of many household appliances such as washing machines, refrigerators and A/C units. Production has ceased for a lot of HVAC manufacturers and warehouses are beginning to become scarce.
How Will the Shortage Impact You?
With less equipment in stock than in previous years, more than 125,000 HVAC contractors will be impacted. Smaller scale contractors without access to large supply networks could have unavoidable difficulties 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 suggest any homeowner who is considering getting a new HVAC unit to do it shortly to enjoy the top selection and price.
How Norrell Service Experts Can Support 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 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. All Service Experts locations is linked to an international supply network, allowing us to get through this supply upset with fewer issues than little companies. We combine 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. Call us at 205-267-0023 to request Expert service today.