As we start enjoying the summer, our A/C units work harder than ever to keep us comfortable. Unfortunately, the more HVAC systems cool, the sooner they’ll need repair or replacement as parts get fatigued from everyday operation. And just as the demand for repairs is set to peak around mid-summer, thousands of homeowners are going to receive an unpleasant surprise. An international raw materials shortage is causing problems for the HVAC industry, and that means longer wait times for thousands across North America. If you’re looking to repair or replace your air conditioning system, we recommend doing this soon. Here’s why.
What’s Causing the Shortage?
We all know how hard the past year has been, and it's disrupted the supply chain. Several compounding factors plus COVID-19 have led to an international raw materials shortage for numerous industries, which includes HVAC manufacturers. These critical material shortages will impact the ease of access of lots of household appliances including washing machines, refrigerators and A/C units. Production has stalled for many HVAC manufacturers and inventories are beginning to dwindle.
How the Shortage Could Impact You
With less equipment in stock than ever before, more than 125,000 HVAC contractors will be impacted. Smaller scale contractors who can’t get access to major supply networks could run into unpreventable 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 considering getting a new HVAC unit to do it shortly to get the top selection and price.
How Peitz Service Experts Can Support You
We’ve served you for decades. We are knowledgeable about the neighborhoods and are proud to be an integral part of our local communities. Unlike small companies, we ca
n reach a much wider range of suppliers.
Even during shortages, our buying power means we have greater access to get what you need for repairs and replacements. Each Service Experts location is joined to an international supply network, allowing us to get through this supply upset with fewer problems than smaller companies. We integrate the customer service and knowledge of a local business with the buying power and support of an industry leader.
Getting an advantage over equipment shortages? There’s an Expert for that. Call us at 605-223-0307 to request Expert service now.