Don’t wait to service your A/C or decide on backup power, experts say

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — There’s a chance if you want to service your air conditioning unit, you might find yourself out of luck.

Experts with Abacus told Eyewitness News there’s a shortage looming of parts needed to service equipment.

The COVID-19 pandemic caused issues with the supply and there’s been a backup in orders.

“Have your maintenance done on your air conditioning,” said Matt Lopez, an air conditioning expert at Abacus. “If there’s any doubt in your mind that you haven’t done maintenance or if you’re on the fence about buying equipment, now is the time. Don’t wait. Don’t hesitate. There’s no guarantee, no promises that the equipment will be available by the end of summer. You may be without air conditioning.”

Texans are clearly looking for other options to power their homes amid warnings from ERCOT, the state’s electrical grid operator, regarding power supply issues.

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