Tucker Hill Air, Plumbing & Electric, a commercial and residential plumbing and HVAC service provider, is advising customers to keep up with maintenance for their HVAC system to reduce the risk of emergency breakdowns and having to live without a functioning HVAC unit until the nationwide shortage has subsided.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused supply chain disruptions across a wide range of industries, affecting products like PVC pipes, vinyl siding, vapor barriers, geotextiles, paints, coatings, packaging, engineered wood products, and microchips. Forced lockdowns and high unemployment rates are making it difficult for suppliers to keep up with demand.
Until the supply chain issues are resolved, the best thing homeowners can do is to keep up with maintenance. Tucker Hill CEO Jeremy Prevost says, “I urge customers to take simple steps to maintain their HVAC system. Go out and replace your air filter. Clean the evaporator and condenser coils. This will help improve the efficiency of your air conditioner and lighten the load as we head into the hot summer months.”
Prevost goes on to say, “Don’t forget to lubricate blower and condenser fans. Next, check for loose electrical wiring to help prevent equipment failure and fire. Last but not least, inspect and clean the air registers. Taking these steps,” explains Prevost, “will help prevent costly problems that might not get fixed right away, due to the shortage in HVAC parts and units.”
Homeowners who don’t have the time to take care of HVAC maintenance, should give Tucker Hill Air, Plumbing & Electric a call to schedule professional maintenance service.