As we start enjoying warmer temperatures, our A/C units work harder than ever to keep us cool. Unfortunately, the more HVAC systems operate, the sooner they’ll need repair or replacement as parts get worn out from routine operation. And just as the pressure 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 extended wait times for thousands across North America. If you’re looking to repair your air conditioning system, we suggest doing this soon. Here’s why.
What’s Causing the Shortage?
We all know how hard 2020 was, and it's impacted the supply chain. Several compounding factors on top of COVID-19 have led to an international raw materials shortage for numerous companies, which includes HVAC manufacturers. These critical material shortages will impact the availability of a lot of household appliances such as washing machines, refrigerators and A/C units. Production has ceased for many HVAC manufacturers and stock is beginning to become scarce.
How the Shortage Could Impact You
With less equipment in stock than ever before, more than 125,000 HVAC distributors will be impacted. Smaller scale contractors who don’t have access to big supply networks could have unpreventable difficulties getting necessary parts for repairs. You might be without A/C for weeks while you wait for parts to show up.
That’s why we strongly suggest any homeowner who is thinking about installing a new HVAC unit to do it soon rather than waiting until later in the summer to have access to the choice selection and price.
How Epperson Service Experts Can Help
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 smaller companies, we can reach a much larger range of suppliers.
Even during shortages, our size means we have more access to get what you need for repairs and replacements. All Service Experts locations is linked to an international supply network, allowing us to make it through this supply upset with fewer problems than small companies. We incorporate the customer service and expertise of a local business with the purchasing power and support of an industry leader.
Getting a head start on equipment shortages? There’s an Expert for that. Reach us at 843-619-3781 to request Expert service right away.