An international raw materials shortage is disrupting the HVAC industry, and that means longer wait times for thousands across North America. As we start enjoying the summer activities, A/C units work harder than ever to keep us cool. Unfortunately, the more HVAC systems run, the sooner they’ll need repair or replacement as components get worn down from routine use. And just as the demand for repairs is set to peak around mid-summer, thousands of homeowners are going to get an unwelcome surprise. Now is the time to schedule a maintenance or install, here’s why.
What's causing the shortage?
This last year has been tough and a challenge for many and has disrupted various supply chains throughout the year. Multiple factors in addition to COVID-19 have resulted in a global raw materials shortage, including HVAC manufacturers. The impact of these crucial material shortages like household appliances such as refrigerators, washing machines and AC units. Production has ceased for lots of HVAC manufacturers and inventory is beginning to become more scarce.
How the shortage will impact you
You could be without A/C for weeks while you wait on parts. More than 120, 000 HVAC companies will be impacted with less equipment in supply than ever before. Contractors who don’t have access to larger supply networks may have unavoidable issues getting necessary parts for repairs.
We strongly suggest homeowners who are thinking about installing a new HVAC unit, do it quickly for a better selection of equipment and prices.
How Comfort Solutions can assist you
We've been in your neighborhood for two decades now and are familiar with your communities. We have proudly served the Portland & Clackamas area and are proud to be your local HVAC expert. All us to help you and get ahead of any equipment shortages by contacting us at 503.262.9276