Heating, Airconditioning and Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) launched a new Web site, www.savehvacjobs.com, to jump start a nation-wide grassroots movement within the HVAC industry.
Heating, Airconditioning and
Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) launched a new Web site, www.savehvacjobs.com, to jump start a
nation-wide grassroots movement within the HVAC industry. From this new site, HVAC
contractors, distributors, manufacturers, manufacturer reps and service
providers can easily personalize a pre-drafted letter or compose their own
letter to their federal legislators urging the immediate extension of the
expiring 25c, $1,500 residential tax credits for the installation of high
efficiency HVAC systems. These tax credits are to expire at the end of 2010.
encouraging all of its 400+ U.S. distributor member companies to show their
support on the site, and more importantly to urge all of their thousands of contractor
customers to use the site several times a week until their representatives get the
tax credits extended.
businesses can also send their company name or logo to firstname.lastname@example.org to show their support for 25c extension. “Our goal is
to have a page with so many HVAC company names and logos on it that the page
appears to scroll forever,” said HARDI’s Executive Vice President & COO, Donald
Frendberg. Plymouth Meeting, PA-based Riley Sales started the idea with an online petition
for its employees and contractor customers to sign and send to their
representatives calling for a tax credit extension. Inspired by their efforts, HARDI
decided to do something similar on a national level.
only imagine the positive employment impact the tax credits have had on the
tens of thousands of professional contractors out there, and of course the
manufacturers of the qualifying equipment,” said Talbot Gee,
HARDI’s vice president. “We hope this provides the industry with a central
portal for companies of all types to come together and speak as one massive and
loud unified voice until we get these tax credits extended.”
repeatedly expressed serious concerns of a regression in 2011 of the modest
recovery experienced so far in 2010 if the $1,500 tax credits are not extended
before they expire this December. “New units still aren’t flying off the shelf
like we hoped despite the heat and the tax credits this year, but the mix of
high-efficiency units being installed is keeping a lot of HVAC businesses going
these days,” said Gee.
information and to show your support, visit www.savehvacjobs.com.
HARDI Leads Effort to Extend Residential Tax Credit
September 10, 2010