How an HVAC Parts and Equipment Shortage Could Affect Your Comfort This Summer

As we begin enjoying warm weather, 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 parts get worn out from everyday use. And just as the demand for repairs is set to peak around mid-summer, thousands of homeowners are going to get an unpleasant surprise. An international raw materials shortage is disrupting the HVAC industry, and that means extended wait times for thousands across North America. If you’re wanting to repair your air conditioning system, we advise doing this immediately. Here’s why.

Why There’s a Shortage?

We all know how difficult the previous year has been, and it's taken a toll on the supply chain. Multiple compounding factors in addition to COVID-19 have created a global raw materials shortage for multiple companies, which includes HVAC manufacturers. These crucial material shortages will impact the accessibility of lots of household appliances like washing machines, refrigerators and A/C units. Production has ceased for a lot of HVAC manufacturers and warehouses are beginning to become scarce.

Why the Shortage Could Impact You

With less equipment available than ever before, more than 125,000 HVAC contractors will be impacted. Smaller scale contractors without access to large supply networks could have unpreventable difficulties getting necessary parts for repairs. You could be without A/C for weeks while you wait on parts to be delivered.

That’s why we strongly suggest any homeowner who is thinking about replacing their HVAC unit to do it quickly to enjoy the best selection and price.

How Barlow Service Experts Can Assist You

We’ve helped you for decades. We are knowledgeable about the neighborhoods and are proud to be an important part of our local communities. Unlike smaller companies, we can reach 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. Every Service Experts location is joined to a worldwide supply network, allowing us to weather this supply disruption with fewer problems than smaller companies. We combine the customer service and expertise of a local business with the purchasing power and support of an industry leader.

Getting an advantage over equipment shortages? There’s an Expert for that. Call us at 801-436-8985 to request Expert service right away.

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