As temperatures continue to heat up, HVAC companies throughout the Treasure Valley are starting to warn residents that if their air conditioner breaks down, it might take longer to fix. Why? The COVID-19 pandemic has created shortages in all industries, and HVAC parts, and technicians are no exception. While so far, these shortages haven’t affected getting your annual AC maintenance, getting new equipment, replacements, and add-ons might be a bit more challenging. That’s why the Boise AC technicians at Access Heating & Air Conditioning recommend getting your unit maintained sooner rather than later.

Boise AC Shortages

If you find yourself needing to repair or replace your AC unit this summer, it could take a couple of weeks, depending on the kind of equipment you’re needing. At Access Heating & Air Conditioning, our Boise AC technicians expect this to continue as the summer goes on. However, it’s not the only shortage the HVAC industry is facing. There’s also a technician shortage that’s been ongoing in many trades for the last 20 years, and it’s only getting worse.

If you wait until it’s 100 degrees outside for a repair or replacement, you might run into the problem of an HVAC company not having enough technicians to get to your house in a time frame that works for you. Even more, on top of a technician shortage, HVAC companies will begin running out of equipment as the summer drags on, and the first ones who call will be the first ones served. It’s also important to pick a qualified company by doing your research versus a company that offers deals that sound too good to be true.

Why Preventative Maintenance is Critical

Repairs and high energy bills are massive pains that you don’t want to deal with during the hot summer months. They’re especially problematic during an HVAC shortage. That’s why preventative maintenance is so important. At Access Heating & Air Conditioning, our expert technicians will clean, check, diagnose, and repair any potential problems to ensure your AC unit performs at maximum efficiency. This means that you’ll avoid high energy bills and unexpected repairs, and HVAC shortages, ensuring your home stays cool and comfortable during the entire summer season.

Below are some additional reasons why you should schedule a checkup and AC preventative maintenance service with Access Heating & Air Conditioning:

  • Prevents breakdowns and premature AC equipment failure.
  • Prevents water leaks that can cause damage and dangerous mold growth.
  • Prevents delayed repair appointments when service is in high demand.
  • Prevents an overworking system reducing energy consumption and lowering utility bills.

At Access Heating & Air Conditioning, we will also provide you with improvement recommendations that will make your system run more efficiently, reduce energy bills, and keep you cool and comfortable all summer, no matter the temperature outside. That’s why it’s essential to schedule a preventative maintenance service appointment.

To learn more about our maintenance, repair, or installation services, contact us by filling out our online form or give our Meridian office a call at 208-231-8456.


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