Supply chain issues hamper furnace repair in Medicine Hat

Supply chain issues have also made the furnace repair process difficult.

“We’re trying to get every part we can. There is not much in stock. So the supply chain is pretty short, ”said Craig Martineau, owner of Marvelous Plumbing & Heating.

He says he’s trying to get emergency calls within a few hours, but that hasn’t always been possible.

“There have been a couple of times where we’ve been confirmed that we won’t be able to reach people until the next day. And they must have had difficulty finding (another company) because they were still waiting for us (the next day). “

Martineau says surgery is typically called 10 to 20 times a day, but more than 50 calls are handled each day during the cold spell.

His advice is to have your oven checked by a professional at least once a year.

“(Supply chain problems are) one more reason to keep track and make sure you have an overview of your oven. And when you do replace it, replace it with parts that are readily available or that have a good name, ”he said, adding that you may also want to buy an electric heater as a backup just in case you’re on for help have to wait .