With 45 years of residential heating and cooling experience, Breedlove Dobbs keeps its finger on the pulse of the industry and stays tuned into any developments affecting our business.
We feel it’s our duty to keep our neighbors, community and customers up to date on the larger heating and cooling landscape and effects they may feel when making a purchase to replace any HVAC equipment this summer.
The United States began implementing new tariffs on imported steel and aluminum in March of 2018, resulting in manufacturers being forced to raise prices on equipment. Additional rounds of new tariffs have followed, and 88% of Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) members now say the tariffs are affecting their business.
Recent reports say the past year’s tariffs have already cost Americans tens of billions of dollars, and unfortunately consumers within the HVAC industry aren’t immune to their effects.
Increased costs caused by tariffs on HVAC equipment are finding their way to homeowners. Organizations such as the ACCA, the Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) and Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) have all expressed opposition to the tariffs.
Nobody wants American consumers to have to absorb the cost of the country’s ongoing trade war. In the meantime, working with a trusted expert and service provider such as Breedlove Dobbs can help homeowners get the most for their money.
We can provide free in-home estimates if your system needs replaced, or we’ll do everything we can to repair your equipment cost-effectively and keep it working efficiently with ongoing maintenance through our Comfort Guard protection program. We offer competitive financing options on new Bryant equipment and can work with you to find cooling options to fit your budget. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.