The Pandemic’s Effect on the HVAC Industry

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The HVAC industry has taken a huge hit as a result of the pandemic.

According to Nick from Nick’s Air Services, located in Plano, Texas, “Many HVAC companies are experiencing heavy shortages in multiple equipment parts.

As many know, the pandemic caused delays, shortages, in disruptions in manpower and production for hundreds of industries. The HVAC industry is experiencing an especially harsh recovery period due to interruptions in the supply chain.

What this means is that many of the people who wish to stay inside during these upcoming hot, near-post-pandemic days, may have trouble purchasing new AC units if they don’t already have one.

“They’re essential here in Dallas,” Nick states. “Especially for the elderly. If you want to be comfortable in your home, you definitely need an HVAC system.”

Keith Yingling, vice president of procurement of Service Experts, says “Many of the manufactures around the US that produce air conditioners are experiencing supply chain issues.”

According to Yingling, the issue stems from stacking disruptions between manufacturers and distributors, and an increase in demand for components. As result, the costs of certain parts like steel and copper have increased.

“If you look at the big picture, COVID kind of disruptive the normal cycles with the ability to have people to manufacture in your building and manufacture to the capacities that you traditionally do” he states.

New regulations and a severe lack of manpower have also caused delays in distributors who send in parts from overseas.

“There are container ships out at port right now that are waiting to get unloaded. Traditionally it took about 10 to 12 days to get the ship unloaded, that means, to get the cargo on a truck; now, it takes about 65 days.”

Throughout July, Dallas experience temperatures from 89℉ to 94℉.

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