As we start enjoying summertime, 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 components get worn out from everyday use. And just as the need for repairs is set to be at its highest around mid-summer, thousands of homeowners are going to receive an unpleasant surprise. A worldwide raw materials shortage is disrupting the HVAC industry, and that means longer wait times for thousands across North America. If you’re needing to repair your air conditioning system, we suggest doing so sooner rather than later. Here’s why.
What’s Causing the Shortage?
We all know how difficult 2020 was, and it's disrupted the supply chain. Multiple compounding factors on top of COVID-19 have resulted in a worldwide raw materials shortage for multiple industries, including HVAC manufacturers. These critical material shortages will impact the availability of a lot of household appliances like washing machines, refrigerators and A/C units. Production has ceased for many HVAC manufacturers and inventories are beginning to become depleted.
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 without access to large supply networks might run into unpreventable problems getting needed parts for repairs. You might be without A/C for weeks while you wait for parts to be delivered.
That’s why we strongly advise any homeowner who is thinking about getting a new HVAC unit to do it soon rather than waiting until later in the summer to have access to the top selection and price.
How Gordon's Service Experts Can Help
We’ve helped you for decades. We are familiar with the neighborhoods and are proud to be an essential part of our local communities. Unlike smaller companies, we have access to a much wider range of suppliers.
Even during shortages, our size means we have better access to get what you need for repairs and replacements. Each Service Experts location is connected to a worldwide supply network, allowing us to make it through this supply upset with fewer problems than little companies. We combine the customer service and proficiency 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 405-432-2197 to request Expert service now.