As we begin enjoying the summer, our A/C units work harder than ever to keep us cool. Unfortunately, the more HVAC systems run, the sooner they’ll be needing repair or replacement as machinery gets worn out from routine operation. And just as the pressure for repairs is set to culminate around mid-summer, thousands of homeowners are going to get an unwelcomed 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 looking to repair your air conditioning system, we recommend doing this soon. Here’s why.
Why Is There a Shortage?
We all know how challenging the past year has been, and it's disrupted the supply chain. Several compounding factors plus COVID-19 have led to a worldwide raw materials shortage for many sectors, including HVAC manufacturers. These essential material shortages will impact the availability of many household appliances including washing machines, refrigerators and A/C units. Production has slowed for lots of HVAC manufacturers and inventories are beginning to become scarce.
Why the Shortage Could Impact You
With less equipment in stock than previously, more than 125,000 HVAC contractors will be impacted. Smaller scale contractors without access to large supply networks might have inevitable problems getting necessary parts for repairs. You may be without A/C for weeks while you wait on parts to be delivered.
That’s why we strongly encourage any homeowner who is thinking about replacing their HVAC unit to do it soon rather than waiting until later in the summer to have access to the choice selection and price.
How Winnipeg Supply Service Experts Can Help
We’ve assisted you for decades. We know the neighborhoods and are proud to be an essential part of our local communities. Unlike little companies, we can reach a much larger range of suppliers.
Even during shortages, our scale means we have more access to get what you need for repairs and replacements. Every Service Experts location is joined to an international supply network, allowing us to make it through this supply disruption with fewer troubles than little companies. We integrate the customer service and proficiency of a local business with the ordering power and support of an industry leader.
Getting ahead of equipment shortages? There’s an Expert for that. Call us at 204-800-0613 to request Expert service now.