Now that COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted throughout the state of Texas, long-term consequences can be observed in the form of equipment shortages, particularly in the form of parts for air conditioning units. With our hot summer temperatures and high humidity days back in the state of Texas, many homeowners may be forced to bear the heat if or when their air conditioning system experiences problems.
We’ve all heard about supply chain issues throughout the world. Now, shortages of A/C parts and units have been caused by a lack of copper and aluminum available to manufacturers, both of which are critical components for their manufacturing. Electronic components, many of which are sourced from overseas, are also contributing to the worsening of shortages this summer. The other issue is that manufacturers are behind on orders at the factory level as a result of COVID, and they did not stock as much in 2021 as they should have, resulting in a large backlog of orders because this industry did not close. This shortage, according to HVAC experts and professionals, is expected to last for much longer than anyone had anticipated, possibly for several more months at the very least.
Air Check Mechanical Service advises homeowners to schedule their air conditioning tune-ups as soon as possible in order to avoid a breakdown due to a current shortage of air conditioning parts. For those who have an older system, particularly one that may be acting up and you are unsure will last through the summer, it is highly recommended that you begin looking into replacement options immediately. Prevent unpleasant surprises in the future by acting today.
Additionally, as a result of Air Check’s purchasing power with multiple equipment manufacturers, we do have access to inventory more quickly and have a greater variety of substitutions available than many companies in Southeast Houston.
With regular air conditioner maintenance, you increase the likelihood that your system will continue to operate smoothly and efficiently, thereby avoiding A/C breakdowns in the midst of our oppressive summer heat. A system that has not been serviced in more than six months or a year has a far higher chance of failing, and you don’t want to find yourself in the position of having to wait for a replacement part if stock is down or not available. Regular maintenance also allows the technician to catch small problems that can be easily fixed before they grow into larger problems that require more extensive and expensive repairs.
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In the event that you are aware that your air conditioning system is on the verge of failing and that you will require replacement soon, don’t delay. You don’t want to be without air conditioning during the scorching summer temperatures in Texas, particularly this scorcher of a year. Furthermore, you don’t want to be in the position of having to wait for a replacement unit if there aren’t any available systems available. Simply ask yourself the following question: “How many days this summer would I be okay with not having air conditioning?” In the event that your answer falls between zero and none, begin your research immediately and take care of your system before a larger problem arises.