It is the Holiday Season and among the things we can typically expect in the HVAC industry are price increase announcements from the manufacturers. Many of us were optimistic the increases would be little no none because of the recent drop in oil prices. As much as half of the cost of the equipment is in distribution, thus our expectations. Earlier last month, Trane announced their price increase which also included American Standard brand equipment. Soon after Lennox followed with their price increase announcement. Earlier this week we received the announcement from Bryant and Payne that residential equipment would increase as much as five percent in 2015. Below is the announcement:
CE Mid-Atlantic will increase prices up to 5% on most Bryant and Payne branded residential and small package products and accessories effective January 1st, 2015.
The following increases will apply to the products listed below:
Outdoor UnitsPercentage IncreaseModels
Legacy Series5%113, 116, 213, 215
Preferred and Evolutions Series5%126,186, 187, 180, 225, 285, 286, 289
18VS and 19VS Inverter AC & HP3%189B, 288B
Boilers & Furnaces5%ALL
5%All Bryant Coils
3%All ADP Coils
Legacy Series5%FB4, FX4
Preferred and Evolution Series5%FV4, FE4, FE5
Small Package Units0%ALL
Ductless Split Systems0%ALL
So far we have yet to hear from Goodman, Rheem, York and Nordyne as to whether or not there will be a price increase in 2015. Follow Tampa's AC experts at Melo Air for more information from the HVAC industry.