As we get started enjoying warm weather, our A/C units work harder than ever to keep us comfortable. Unfortunately, the more HVAC systems operate, the sooner they’ll require repair or replacement as machinery gets fatigued from routine cooling. And just as the need for repairs is set to peak around mid-summer, thousands of homeowners are in for an unwanted surprise. A global raw materials shortage is causing problems 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 suggest doing this soon. Here’s why.
What’s Causing the Shortage?
We all know how challenging the previous year has been, and it's disrupted the supply chain. Several compounding factors in addition to COVID-19 have led to a worldwide raw materials shortage for many industries, which includes HVAC manufacturers. These critical material shortages will impact the ease of access of lots of household appliances such as washing machines, refrigerators and A/C units. Production has stalled for lots of HVAC manufacturers and inventories are beginning to become scarce.
How Will the Shortage Impact You?
With less equipment in stock than previously, more than 125,000 HVAC contractors will be impacted. Smaller scale contractors without access to major supply networks could experience unpreventable problems getting required parts for repairs. You might be without A/C for weeks while you wait for parts to arrive.
That’s why we strongly encourage any homeowner who is thinking over replacing their HVAC unit to do it quickly to have access to the choice selection and price.
How Knochelmann Service Experts Can Assist You
We’ve helped you for decades. We know the neighborhoods and are proud to be an important part of our local communities. Unlike small companies, we have access to a much wider range of suppliers.
Even during shortages, our size means we have more access to get what you need for repairs and replacements. Each Service Experts location is linked to a worldwide supply network, allowing us to get through this supply disturbance with fewer difficulties than smaller companies. We incorporate the customer service and knowledge 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. Contact us at 859-905-0834 to request Expert service right away.