Plan Ahead to Avoid Supply Chain Shortages
As we prepare for the upcoming winter, meeting our customers’ needs is at the forefront of our minds. Below we describe some of the challenges the HVAC industry is facing and how we can overcome these challenges together.
A SUPPLY CHAIN UNDER GLOBAL PRESSURES
The pandemic continues to have a significant impact on the global supply chain in a number of ways. First, there is a shortage of raw materials, including necessary HVAC materials like copper and electrical components, microchips, and resins. This has led to delays in manufacturing and a shortage of new furnaces, heat pumps, coils, and parts. Simultaneously, the shipping and trucking industry has experienced severe staffing shortages, leading to fewer trucks on the road and shipping delays. Consequently, the low supply, delayed transportation, and high demand for these materials and products have resulted in higher prices and longer lead times.
PROACTIVE HVAC PRACTICES
Fortunately, there are proactive steps you can take to avoid delays in service:
- Maintaining your current systems will reduce the need for repair and help prevent emergency problems. Having an HVAC maintenance agreement with us keeps your HVAC system on our schedule for regular checkups and service.
- If you have an upcoming project, plan ahead and order all of your components well in advance.
- Schedule any furnace or heating component replacement now to ensure that your home is well heated all winter long.
YOUR HVAC PARTNER
Watts will continue to serve our customers with the best quality HVAC products and services, no matter what challenges we encounter. We appreciate our Watts family and are here to help when you need us.