How a World Shortage of Microchips Could Affect You
If your air conditioner fails this summer, COVID might prevent you from being able to get a replacement.
Covid made a mess of the microchip industry.
The microchip mess in turn created mass shortages in the air conditioning industry.
So, how does a virus with a 99.9% survival rate cause a worldwide shortage in air conditioners?
Well, COVID caused a huge demand for microchips.
Microchip manufacturers are months behind filling orders.
Modern air conditioners won't run without modern microchips.
No microchips? No air conditioners.
So what does this mean for you?
If your air conditioner is more than 14 years old, you are running a massive risk.
The average life of an air conditioning system is 14 years. (After 14 years, it's very normal for it to fail.)
In normal times, it takes about 2 days to replace an A/C system.
These are not normal times though.
The shortage of microchips means delays of weeks or even months to get a replacement air conditioning system.
Come mid-summer, the demand for new A/C systems will skyrocket.
If your system fails, you could be stuck in unrelenting heat for weeks. This is what you have to look forward to:
- Weeks of trying (and failing) to sleep in the sticky heat.
- Weeks of sweating your way meal after meal in your kitchen.
- Weeks with no escape from the heat during the day and no escape during the night.
But - as 2020 proved - a lot of things we take for granted can disappear over night.
What should you do?
Don't get stuck. Take action now.
If your A/C system is 14 years or older, get it checked out right away.
Schedule it today. Call us at 636-243-8729.
The sooner you take care of it, the less likely you'll have to wait in the heat.
Our 14-point A/C system inspection and tune-up is normally $125. Till the end of May though, we'll do it for $99.
Use Coupon Code "21May99" Do not wait. Call right away.
As you can imagine, our schedule is full and getting fuller.