As COVID-19 restrictions have wound down throughout the state of Florida, lasting effects can be seen when it comes to equipment shortages, specifically with parts for A/C units. With our sunny summer temperatures and high humidity hair days back in the state of Florida, many homeowners might have no other option than to feel the heat if or when facing A/C system issues.
Shortages of A/C parts and units have been caused by the minimal amount of copper and aluminum available to manufacturers, two essential components needed on the manufacturing side. Electronic components, which many come from overseas, is aggravating the shortages this summer as well. The other problem is that manufacturers are behind at the factory level because of COVID, and they didn’t stock as much in 2020 which created a large backlog of orders since this industry never shut down. It is predicted by HVAC experts and professionals that this shortage may continue for far longer than anyone has hoped, possibly lasting for several more months, at least.
To combat the existing shortage struggles, CoolToday urges homeowners to make sure they get their tune-ups sooner than later to ensure an A/C breakdown isn’t in your future. For those with an older system, specifically one that you’re unsure will make it through the summer, it is highly recommended to consider replacement options now. Avoid surprises later.
In addition, CoolToday, with its purchasing power with multiple equipment makers, gets access to inventory quicker and has substitutions more available.
With regular maintenance, you increase the chances that your system will keep running smoothly and efficiently, inevitably avoiding A/C breakdowns in the middle of our summer heat. A system left un-serviced has a higher chance of a breakdown, and you don’t want to be in the position where your part is on backorder. Regular maintenance also enables the technician to catch small problems that can easily be fixed before turning into bigger issues and causing larger, more costly repairs.
If you know you’re on the brink of a breakdown and need a replacement soon, don’t wait because you don’t want to be without A/C when Florida temperatures are at an all-time high. Plus, you don’t want to be in the position of waiting for a replacement unit if there are no available systems in stock. Just ask yourself this simple question: “How many days this summer would I be okay having no A/C?” If your answer is between zero and none, start your research today and take care of your system before a bigger problem arises.
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