As we start enjoying warm weather, our A/C units work harder than ever to keep us comfy. Unfortunately, the more HVAC systems run, the sooner they’ll need repair or replacement as machinery gets worn down from routine operation. And just as the pressure for repairs is set to peak around mid-summer, thousands of homeowners are going to get an unwelcomed surprise. A global 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 so sooner rather than later. Here’s why.
Why Is There a Shortage?
We all know how hard 2020 was, and it's taken a toll on the supply chain. Many compounding factors in addition to COVID-19 have created a global raw materials shortage for many companies, including HVAC manufacturers. These important material shortages will impact the ease of access of a lot of household appliances like washing machines, refrigerators and A/C units. Production has stalled for many HVAC manufacturers and stock is beginning to become scarce.
How Will the Shortage Impact You?
With less equipment in supply than previously, more than 125,000 HVAC distributors will be impacted. Smaller scale contractors who can’t get access to major supply networks may experience unpreventable difficulties getting required parts for repairs. You may be without A/C for weeks while you wait on parts to come.
That’s why we strongly encourage any homeowner who is considering getting a new HVAC unit to do it shortly to get the top selection and price.
How D & K Heating Service Experts Can Support You
We’ve assisted you for decades. We know the neighborhoods and are proud to be an important part of our local communities. Unlike smaller 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 global supply network, allowing us to make it through this supply disturbance with fewer difficulties than small companies. We integrate the customer service and knowledge of a local business with the ordering power and support of an industry leader.
Getting a head start on equipment shortages? There’s an Expert for that. Reach us at 613-707-2421 to request Expert service now.