As we get started enjoying the summer, our A/C units work harder than ever to keep us comfortable. Unfortunately, the more HVAC systems run, the sooner they’ll be needing repair or replacement as components get fatigued from everyday use. And just as the demand for repairs is set to culminate around mid-summer, thousands of homeowners are going to get an unwanted surprise. An international 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 this immediately. Here’s why.
What’s Causing the Shortage?
We all know how difficult 2020 was, and it's taken a toll on the supply chain. Several compounding factors in addition to COVID-19 have created an international raw materials shortage for many sectors, which involves HVAC manufacturers. These essential material shortages will impact the accessibility of lots of household appliances including washing machines, refrigerators and A/C units. Production has ceased for many HVAC manufacturers and inventories are beginning to dwindle.
How the Shortage Could Impact You
With less equipment available than previously, more than 125,000 HVAC distributors will be impacted. Smaller scale contractors who can’t get access to big supply networks may run into inevitable issues getting required parts for repairs. You may be without A/C for weeks while you are waiting for parts to arrive.
That’s why we strongly encourage any homeowner who is thinking about installing a new HVAC unit to do it shortly to have access to the top selection and price.
How Donelson Air Service Experts Can Support You
We’ve served 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 have access to a much wider range of suppliers.
Even during shortages, our buying power means we have better access to get what you need for repairs and replacements. All Service Experts locations is linked to a global supply network, allowing us to get through this supply disruption with fewer difficulties than smaller companies. We combine the customer service and expertise 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. Reach us at 615-953-9885 to request Expert service today.