As we get started enjoying the summer, our A/C units work harder than ever to keep us comfortable. Unfortunately, the more HVAC systems cool, the sooner they’ll need repair or replacement as components get fatigued from routine cooling. And just as the pressure for repairs is set to peak around mid-summer, thousands of homeowners are in for an unpleasant surprise. A global raw materials shortage is impacting the HVAC industry, and that means greater 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 hard the past year has been, and it's impacted the supply chain. Several compounding factors plus COVID-19 have led to a worldwide raw materials shortage for numerous sectors, which includes HVAC manufacturers. These important material shortages will impact the accessibility of many household appliances like washing machines, refrigerators and A/C units. Production has ceased for lots of HVAC manufacturers and stock is beginning to dwindle.
How the Shortage Could Impact You
With less equipment available than ever before, more than 125,000 HVAC companies will be impacted. Smaller scale contractors who don’t have access to big supply networks may run into unpreventable issues getting required parts for repairs. You may be without A/C for weeks while you wait for parts to arrive.
That’s why we strongly advise any homeowner who is thinking over getting a new HVAC unit to do it quickly to access the top selection and price.
How McElroy Service Experts Can Assist You
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 little companies, we have access to a much bigger range of suppliers.
Even during shortages, our scale means we have better access to get what you need for repairs and replacements. Each Service Experts location is linked to an international supply network, allowing us to make it through this supply disruption with fewer problems than little companies. We incorporate the customer service and knowledge of a local business with the purchasing power and support of an industry leader.
Getting ahead of equipment shortages? There’s an Expert for that. Reach us at 308-210-4398 to request Expert service right away.