Shortages. It has become a commonly used word in the past year and a half. Slower production due to rigorous importing and exporting logistics has seemed to hit every industry. From chicken wings to chlorine shortages, a combination of price increases, low supply, and high demand have hit hard.
As fast as products are in the door, they seem to be flying off the shelves even faster. The HVAC industry specifically is in the season of highest demand with an unfortunate shortage of raw materials.
But amongst all these production problems, there’s some good news: Trane prepared for these unstable times and has ramped up its production team to meet the extreme demand. Trane is currently operating at a 95 percent production rate while adding work to keep up with the demand of our customers so that you can continue to enjoy comfort within your home.
Supply Shortage Hitting the HVAC Industry
Every industry has felt the effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic and its aftermath, and the HVAC industry is no exception. From toilet paper flying off the shelves to heating units and parts being produced at a slow rate, the common question has become “what do you have in stock?” Vendors and suppliers in the HVAC industry are having trouble getting parts to fix units due to factors like a shortage of shipping containers and a lack of truck drivers.
A shortage of raw materials, copper, and slower production have all contributed to the supply issues as well. Parts for compressors, condensers, and air handlers are all scarce at this time due to the shortage of steel and copper. This scarcity of materials and resulting price increase of parts has grabbed national attention. With winter around the corner, customers everywhere are looking to keep their houses warm through the season.
The good news is that with Trane’s high production rate, comfort specialists like Georgia Air can offer their products, such as Trane/Mitsubishi ductless systems, to help avoid long delays on your Heating installation. These systems are sustaining high production during these times, so contact us today for a consultation with one of our specialists and avoid suffering through weeks of no heat during the winter chill.