As we get started enjoying summertime, our A/C units work harder than ever to keep us cool. Unfortunately, the more HVAC systems operate, the sooner they’ll require repair or replacement as machinery gets fatigued from normal use. And just as the pressure for repairs is set to be at its highest around mid-summer, thousands of homeowners are going to receive an unwanted surprise. A global raw materials shortage is disrupting the HVAC industry, and that means greater wait times for thousands across North America. If you’re wanting to repair or replace your air conditioning system, we advise doing this immediately. Here’s why.
What’s Causing the Shortage?
We all know how difficult the previous year has been, and it's taken a toll on the supply chain. Several compounding factors plus COVID-19 have resulted in a worldwide raw materials shortage for numerous sectors, including HVAC manufacturers. These important material shortages will impact the accessibility of lots of household appliances like washing machines, refrigerators and A/C units. Production has slowed 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 contractors will be impacted. Smaller scale contractors who don’t have access to big supply networks could run into unpreventable problems getting required parts for repairs. You might be without A/C for weeks while you wait on 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 top selection and price.
How Stark Services Can Help
We’ve served you for decades. We know the neighborhoods and are proud to be an essential part of our local communities. Unlike small companies, we can access a much bigger range of suppliers.
Even during shortages, our scale means we have more access to get what you need for repairs and replacements. Each Service Experts location is joined to a worldwide supply network, allowing us to make it through this supply disruption with fewer problems than small companies. We integrate the customer service and proficiency of a local business with the ordering power and support of an industry leader.
Getting an advantage over equipment shortages? There’s an Expert for that. Reach us at 817-668-6689 to request Expert service today.