We have absolutely no doubt that you are fed up with reading news about problems created by the COVID-19 pandemic, and here at A&E Air Conditioning and Heating we apologize if this may seem like even more bad news. In truth, this isn’t so much bad news as us trying to help you overcome any potential problems the pandemic may have created where your AC unit is concerned.
To explain… Production of AC units and parts for AC units has been adversely affected by the pandemic. In addition, the distribution and delivery of units and parts has also been affected. This doesn’t mean that we have run out of parts or AC units, it is just that there can be a delay of a few weeks between order and delivery.
Second, more of you have been at home for greater periods of time during periods of ‘lockdown’ and, as a consequence, your AC units will have been putting in ‘overtime’.
Unfortunately, while an older unit can still tick over if used sparingly, when forced to work harder than usual, this is when problems can unexpectedly arise, and that need to replace it can be brought forward by several months, if not a year.
So, if you add an increase in demand for new AC units and spare parts with a slowdown in production and delivery, you can get a better picture of why you need to take stock and look at your own AC needs.
Here at A&E Air Conditioning and Heating we prioritize those needs of people who are most at risk when the temperatures soar, and when there’s an emergency call out, they will always get priority. However, there is something you can do to reduce the risk of having problems yourself, and that is to be proactive rather than reactive.
Being proactive means asking us to come out and give your AC unit a once-over, a thorough inspection and then advise you what, if anything, might be a sensible course of action. If all is well with your AC unit we will advise you of this. We are not looking to generate additional work as this is a busy time of year for us anyway. However, if we spot a potential problem, rather than wait for your AC unit to break down and finally give up the ghost, you can order a new unit or spare parts safe in the knowledge that while they may take a few more weeks to arrive, you still have functioning AC in the meantime.
Being reactive simply means waiting until your AC unit breaks down before doing anything. Take it from us, this is not an ideal time to be reactive!