What You Need to Know About the AC Repair Delays (and How to Avoid Them)

by | Jul 26, 2021

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Summer is good for getting outside and enjoying warm weather—especially when you have air conditioning to come home to. But if your system breaks down this year, you may have a hard time scheduling AC repair due to delays. Why? The experts at Gross Heating & Air Conditioning share everything you need to know about the AC shortage below. Find answers (and how to prevent problems in the first place), then call us at 262-783-6000.

Why Is Air Conditioner Repair Backed Up?

In short, it’s because of the pandemic. Due to health reasons, certain factories that produce HVAC parts closed down, leading to slower production of microchips and circuit boards. Even more common AC repair parts, like copper and aluminum, are scarce because they’re in such high demand.

What Homeowners Can Do to Prevent Their AC From Breaking Down

Schedule Preventive Maintenance Today

Be a proactive homeowner and beat the shortage by booking routine AC service with Gross. Our experts will come in, clean the unit from top to bottom, and tune up every working part. In the end, your system will run as efficiently as possible. This simple service reduces stress on your AC, prolongs its lifespan, and even helps you save on energy usage (and your utility bills). By scheduling an appointment every year, you can cut down on needed repairs and stay comfortable all summer long.

Change Your Air Filter

You may not think of your air filter as a major part of heating and cooling systems, but keeping it clean can be hugely helpful. They can help capture airborne contaminants like dust and dirt as they circulate through your house. But over time, those pollutants can clog up the filter. This can back up airflow, putting more stress on your AC and causing it to break down.

Avoid this problem by replacing your filter every one to three months. It will help your AC run smoothly and clean your indoor air all at once.

Install a Dehumidifier

While a dehumidifier is handy in summer anyway, it can help take pressure off your AC, too. These systems remove excess moisture from your indoor air, helping your AC circulate cool air more easily. Plus, the lower the humidity, the cooler your home will feel—all without having to turn up your AC and put more stress on it.

Call Gross Heating With Any Cooling Questions

Even with a shortage of AC repair parts, Gross Heating is here to help you. As a Carrier® Factory Authorized Dealer, we have the experience and solutions you need to help you stay comfortable no matter what. Simply call us at 262-783-6000 or contact us online.

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Brookfield, WI 53005
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