DOE REGIONAL STANDARDS

2023 STANDARDS The DOE is set to increase regional SEER/EER requirements for Air-conditioners and HSPF ratings for Heat Pumps starting on January 1, 2023. The table below shows the upcoming requirements: Product class North Southeast Southwest Nationwide SEER SEER...

CALIFORNIA ISSUES

California Consumer Privacy Act The California Consumer Privacy Act (Act) was signed into law on September 23, 2018, and is one of the most stringent privacy laws in the United States. It shares similarities with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation...

WORKFORCE ISSUES

DRIVE Safe Act The DRIVE Safe Act is sponsored by Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-CA50) and would offer high school graduates training for interstate commercial drivers licenses that they are currently ineligible to hold. The HVACR wholesale distribution sector facing an...

SMALL BUSINESS TAX ISSUES

Tax Cut Permanence In December 2017, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was signed into law, resulting in major beneficial changes for businesses. Included in the provisions were substantial reductions in the corporate and pass-through tax rates, a doubling of the estate tax...

TARIFFS & TRADE

Steel & Aluminum Tariffs In March 2018 new tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum from nearly all foreign sources was implemented. These new tariffs, 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum, have already had an impact on the cost of HVACR products....

HFC PHASEDOWN

Federal The HVACR industry is heavily invested in the development, distribution, sale, and installation of new refrigerants and phasing down the use of HFCs. HARDI supports the American Innovation and Manufacturing Act (bill number S.2754) to phase down the production...