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May 1, 2018

New Tariffs On Steel To Affect HVAC Products by 6 to 10 percent

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The government has issued Tariffs on Imported Steel by 25% and Imported Aluminum by 10%

This will range from a 6 to 10 Percent Increase.

New U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum imports are going to have major consequences for a multitude of manufacturing segments around the globe, but the HVAC industry looks to be particularly impacted.

The tariffs on imported metals officially took effect on March 23, with a 25 percent tariff on steel and a 10 percent tariff on aluminum. Mexico and Canada were exempted from the changes, at least in the short-term, and President Donald Trump said other countries around the globe could potentially negotiate with the White House for exemptions as well.

Still, there is a great deal of uncertainty surrounding such sweeping changes. What will countries need to do to secure an exemption? How will this affect U.S. manufacturing and job creation? How will countries counter these tariffs?

With so many questions left unanswered, leaders of the HVAC industry have voiced frustration with the current state of the marketplace but are reassuring contractors, distributors, and even OEM’s that the industry will persevere through whatever happens.

WHAT ABOUT PRICE?

ACCA’s director of industry and external relations, Todd Washam, said the organization is unsure how much prices will inflate across the board but is certain that contractors will see and increase on equipment prices.

“That increase is likely to be passed on to consumers, and we’re concerned because, when consumers see higher prices, our members tell us that they’re usually driven to the lowest bidder,” he said. “And our members are always concerned about that.”

Industrywide static price changes are unlikely, as Tom Craig, executive vice president of operations, Value Added Distributors, believes manufacturers may wait each other out to see who moves first.

“I think that there just seems to be a lot of uncertainty, and everybody is waiting to see who’s going to flinch first,” he said. “And it’s going to be unavoidable that there’s going to be some price increases, and the confusion is going to be when you get out of just the pure metal products. How much is it going to be, who’s going to go first, and what is the timing going to be?”

Craig gave an example of when a company buys product that is manufactured in Mexico.

“So, the question is, where are they getting their steel, and how much is it going to cost them?” he said. “What is going to happen to the product in that situation versus the producers domestically? It’s about trying to understand the nuances of it, how much it is going to affect the product, and how long it’s going to take everybody to react to each other.”

Those reactions are already starting to take place.

Hercules Industries, a manufacturer and distributor of HVAC sheet metal, released the following statement on March 20:

Since the announcement of a 25 percent tariff on all foreign steel imports, the market has been placed under significant constraints unlike which we have experienced in recent past. All steel manufactured products will inevitably be impacted by this announcement as it rolls into implementation. To navigate such volatile market conditions, we will be implementing a 6 percent increase on all nonmaterial-intensive products and a 12 percent increase on material-intensive products.

Fortunately, Hercules has maintained a close relationship with our domestic mills over the years, and we plan to leverage our relationship to ensure we can meet the demand of our loyal customers. In the event that steel prices reach levels that reach beyond the increases already announced, we will be forced to implement an additional increase in the near future.

POTENTIAL EXCLUSIONS AND EFFECTS

Francis Dietz, vice president of public affair, Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), noted that the Department of Commerce was tasked with creating the process and guidelines for potential exclusions to these tariffs. Mexico and Canada have at least a short-term window of exclusion while the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is discussed, but the rest of the world will be taken on more of a case-by-case basis.

According to the Los Angeles Times, on March 19, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced procedures on how U.S.-based importers or users of foreign steel and aluminum could apply for tariff waivers on specific products that may not be available domestically. An online form was made available for companies to file for product exclusions, and the Commerce Department said it would take 90 days to review the detailed application — meaning that U.S.-based car producers, appliance makers, and other firms will have to pay the hefty tariffs and hope they will get reimbursed if they later receive exemptions.

Per CNN, the European Union, Argentina, Brazil, South Korea and Australia will not be subject to the trade penalties when they take effect, U.S. Trade Rep. Robert Lighthizer told a Senate committee.

China has already responded by threatening tariffs on $3 billion worth of U.S. goods, including steel.

Not knowing how other exemptions will play out in the coming months makes forecasting the full scope of these tariffs difficult, but job creation is one area that could be adversely affected.

“Well, we’ve seen some estimates that this could cause 30,000 jobs to be lost,” said Barton James, ACCA’s senior vice president of government relations. “We saw that from the Associated General Contractors Association. The concern, though, is that because this is mainly a tax on the raw materials and not the finished product, then we could see manufacturing move back overseas more, and then they bring the finished product back in here. This is where that 30,000 estimate comes from.”

Before the tariffs took effect, Sweden’s Electrolux put a hold on its planned $250 million plant expansion in Tennessee. According to a release from the Freedonia Group, although Electrolux utilizes U.S.-produced steel at its plant, the company anticipates the cost of appliances produced in the U.S. will increase and has postponed investment in U.S. operations as it evaluates the full impact of the tariff.

LOOKING AHEAD

“In my observations, because it’s such a competitive industry, there may be an initial kind of variance [in price] because this is kind of unprecedented in a lot of unknowns,” said Craig. “There may be some variance from what gets announced initially, but my guess is you know that a couple months down the road, everything is going to probably even back out. The question is going to be how much of an increase is it going to be and how long is it going to take to settle. And anybody can be adversely impacted in the short term. The real long-term concern is for folks who are in the new construction and family construction business because, in a lot of cases, they’ve already negotiated their deals with their builders for 2018. And so the timing is very unusual and the amount is significant, and I’m sure that the builders are probably being impacted, not just in HVAC but in a lot of other trades as well.”

Those trades include electric manufacturers. National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) President and CEO Kevin Cosgriff said the new import tariffs on steel and aluminum will create unwelcome challenges for many electrical manufacturers, particularly related to certain types of electrical steel not made in the U.S. and the overly broad restrictions on imported aluminum.

“Our industry uses steel and aluminum from domestic and overseas sources in their manufacturing processes,” he said. “The president’s decision to impose import taxes on fairly traded steel and aluminum will not help our manufacturers’ costs or aid them in being more competitive in the global economy. We believe the opposite to be the case.”

Still, not all organizations and manufacturers are against these reforms. Tim Timken, CEO of TimkenSteel, was in the room at the White House when Trump made the announcement, per CNN.

“We view it as a very positive thing,” said Timken, who went on to say that “given a level playing field, I can go toe to toe with anybody in the entire world. My problem is that I’m competing against governments right now.”

Craig said it’s important to caution contractors to be very careful about any additional commitments they make going forward until there’s a clear picture of what can happen.

“They also need to start thinking about the implications here and maybe having similar conversations with their builders about the ‘what ifs?’ because, again, unless something changes dramatically, there will be increases coming in our assessment, and they can certainly be significant enough to severely impact guys that have already got stuff under contract or got long-term amendments this year.”

Ken Baker, chairman, Value Added Distributors, said this action is certainly going to have a disruptive impact on the industry. And it’s the unintended consequences of this action that have him most worried.

“One concern is that if it doesn’t apply to finished product, which to the best of my knowledge it does not, then foreign manufacturers are going to have a distinct advantage over domestic manufacturers,” he said. “Secondly, domestic manufacturers are going to have to do something, and they may well go offshore, so this action potentially could shut manufacturers out of the United States.”

 

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April 26, 2018

Summer is Almost Here! All Time Air Conditioning in Boynton Beach is Ready! Are You?

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SUMMER IS ALMOST HERE!!!

        All Time Air Conditioning is a Premier HVAC Installation Repair & Maintenance Contractor That Services All of Palm Beach County. Located in the Heart of Boynton Beach this is a Family Owned & Operated Company with a Fleet of 11 Trucks on the Road. We can have a technician at your house in 90 minutes or less. We offer competitive pricing with the best Maintenance Contracts in the county. Ask us why our Maintenance is 10 steps ahead of the competition. There is no job to big or to small. Call today an schedule ur next Tune & Cleaning or FREE ESTIMATE on your future Air Conditioning System you plan to purchase. We are 4.8 rated on google with over 130 reviews.

If you have any questions or would like more information on our company please feel free to call us at 561-SERVICE or 561-777-9888 and visit us online at www.AllTimeAirConditioning.com

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February 16, 2018

Boynton Beach HVAC Air Conditioning Company Premiere Service

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Boynton Beach HVAC Air Conditioning Company Premiere Service

All Time Air Conditioning of Boynton Beach,FL is the top contractor in Boynton Beach for all your HVAC needs. Specializing in Service & Installation, All Time Air has a fleet of 10 trucks ready to be at your residence in 90 minutes or less. Ask us about our specials and programs we have to offer.

Competitive Pricing & Family Owned & Operated.

When is the last time you had your ducts cleaned? Ask us about our Duct Cleaning Special And whats included!!!!

We get the job done right the first time around that way there is no returns or headaches!!!

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March 15, 2017

Free Service Calls With Preventative Maintenance Agreement

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Tired of Costly Service Calls ?

Look No Further All Time Air Conditioning offers FREE SERVICE CALLS (During Business Hours) with 50% off Service Calls (After-Hours) For All Contract Customers.

System Not Cooling? We can have a technician at your door in 90 minutes or less. We Will Fix It!

Ask about our $69 Special Tune & Cleaning – Full 21 Step Tune-Up also comes with FREE PERMANENT FILTER

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October 1, 2016

Top Ways to Avoid AC Failure in a South Florida Home or Business

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FIRST AND FOREMOST: Schedule Maintenance Tune-Ups

We realize this is not always on the top of everyone’s to-do list, yet this will prevent breakdowns from the start. Sign up with All-Time Air Conditioning for regular maintenance visits. All-Time Air has a strategic 21 point tune up. This will keep your system in check and prevent you and your home or business from enduring the heat of South Florida without AC. We recommend semi-annual maintenance tune-ups to keep your system running cool all year long.

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SECOND, TAKE CARE OF YOUR AIR and Change Your Filter

A dirty, dusty or overused filter, not only affects the air you breathe it greatly affects the airflow of your AC unit. The airflow needs to be uninhibited to work at its highest potential, keeping you cool and breathing clean air. Changing your air conditioning filters are also a critical component to keeping your energy bills down. Make sure you’re replacing them at least once every three months.

THIRD, PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR UNIT:  Inspect Your AC Unit after a Storm

We are blessed to live in a sub-tropical climate, and even though it is beautiful here, we all know how brutal South Florida’s storms can be which could lead to AC failure. Therefore, after every passing storm, you’ll want to examine your system for any damage. Look for dents and listen for irregular sounds coming from inside your unit. Storms can blow in debris and kink up your fan blades or cause other damage. Paying attention to your AC unit post-storm is one of the best ways to ensure your system stays frosty.

FINALLY, We Have the Answers to AC Failure

All Time Air Conditioning has been a family run business that is trusted by the community for years and years. We provide friendly, fast and precision repairs, servicing and installation by our staff of experts. Trust us for your business or home:

  • HVAC and A/C Installation
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  • 24/7 availability
  • Perform Maintenance Visits on Your Schedule
  • Guaranteed Lowest rates for the Highest Quality Service

TAKE CARE OF YOUR AC SYSTEM

Contact All Time Air Conditioning today to avoid AC failure and keep your air conditioning system in top shape year-round. We proudly serve all areas of Palm Beach County, Florida and can be at your location in 90 minutes or less–guaranteed!

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May 27, 2016

Cleaning Your Air Conditioning Coil

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DIRTY COIL?

One of the most important components of your air conditioner is its coil. Your coil is the component that extracts all the heat from inside your house. Your performance of your air conditioner can be greatly affected once it gets dirty and has build up. This calls for a cleaning of your coil.

THE CONDENSER COIL IS WHAT PROPERLY COOLS YOUR HOME!

Air moves through your inside coil located in Air Handler  where heat is then absorbed into the refrigerant in the coil and circulated through tubes to your outside condenser coil.

The fan in the condenser unit helps to disperse the hot air from your house to the outside air … blowing it across the condenser coil. Your A/C actually removes the heat and disperses it.

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SCHEDULE YOUR COIL CLEANING

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Common Issues Caused by a Dirty Air Conditioning Condenser Coil

Dirty condenser coils can cause a number of problems.

•       The energy-efficiency of the unit is going to drop significantly.

•       Your air conditioner won’t be able to cool your home like it once did. The amount of energy the unit consumes is going to increase significantly, while the effectiveness of the cooling is going to decline far quicker than you might realize.

•       Your air conditioning unit isn’t going to last as long as it normally would when you have a dirty coil. Manufacturers are under the assumption that you are going to clean your coil and maintain the unit properly when they predict how many years the unit is going to last.

•       Your cooling efficiency is going to drop by more than 30 percent. Once that happens, your unit is only going to be running at 60-70 percent effectiveness. It doesn’t take much dirt to reduce the effectiveness of the unit.

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May 25, 2016

Who is All Time Air Conditioning

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All About All Time Air Conditioning

When you use All Time Air Conditioning, you will agree that our dedicated, family-owned company is committed to the task at hand and a hardworking group of professionals. We are extremely helpful on the phone and the service is very personalized. Our brand is not just a name, it is engrained in our lives on a daily basis.

We are an honest and reliable Air Conditioning company that will make you feel like you are a part of our family. Go ahead, contact us, we are available 24/7, and guarantee to be there in one hour or less.

Here at All Time Air Conditioning, we are proud to have perfected the craft maintaining current air conditioning systems, repair of existing units, and brand new from beginning to end installations. We have put the ground work over the over the years to become an all-in-one A/C company and our service area is far reaching. Simply dial (561) 777-9888 to speak with one of our friendly professionals about the needs you require and we will provide you with anaffordable quote at no cost to you!

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OUR EXPERT TECHNICIANS

You will agree about All Time Air Conditioning when you have us at your house or business, our technicians are known to be extremely skilled and very respectful. We always provide them with any and all necessary backup whenever they need it, around the clock at your convenience.

Our technicians are licensed, certified, and highly trained to perform their A/C duties efficiently. These skilled gentlemen show a level of workmanship unlike any other. If you are interested in our premier services, simply contact us any time of the day to schedule an appointment or immediate emergency arrival. As our long lasting motto states,

“We put more upgrades and materials into our installations to decrease headaches and callbacks”

Our belief is that if we take on a project, we have to go a comprehensive follow through and the job has to be 100% done right…the first time around!

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May 24, 2016

The Benefits Of A Central Air Conditioning System

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Are you wondering whether it is worth it to finally say goodbye to your good ole’ window unit air conditioner? Are you making a pros and cons list inside of your head? Let us help make the decision easier for you.

At All Time Air, we know that the benefits of a central air conditioning system will improve the quality of life inside your household. A central air conditioner offers multiple advantages over traditional window units. Without a doubt central air is one of the most effective and efficient ways to evenly distribute cool air throughout the entire house. However, a central air conditioning system offers one of the most crucial benefits that individual window units are unable to claim: improved indoor air quality.

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HOW DOES CENTRAL AIR IMPROVE INDOOR AIR QUALITY?

Are you wondering how your air quality will improve within your home? It starts off with centralized units that send cool air directly through air ducts or vents located in each room. Each room in the house is then cooled instead of cooling just one room at a time with a noisy, energy hogging window unit. Ambient air is then pulled into the air handler unit from each room through return-air ducts. The central air conditioning system filters the air that passes through it, removing airborne particles such as lint, allergens, dust, pollen, and pet dander—leaving clean, fresh oxygen for you to breathe and enjoy. Filtered air is then re-routed back to the rooms via a separate ductwork system. Our premium air conditioning systems can trap even the most microscopic of pollutants out there. While more expensive filters can capture more pollutants and increase the air quality in the home, in the end, the payoff is worth the expense. What are you waiting for? Are you still not convinced about having constantly clean and cool air circulating throughout your home? How about we provide you with a FREE ESTIMATE of our services and you decide for yourself. Don’t delay, pick up the phone and call ALL TIME AIR today!

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May 21, 2016

How To Repair A Broken Air Conditioning System

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Is your air conditioning system making weird noises? Are there weird smells around the house? Your A/C unit may be broken and there are two routes to take: do-it-yourself or call an HVAC specialist. Continue reading for the most trusted solution to your current headaches.

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We can be at your home or residential property in 90 minutes or less working on repairing your system! Make the phone call today.

Unfortunately, central heating and cooling systems have not found the elixir to eternal life and do have a lifespan of approximately 12 years (it depends on the maintenance of the system of course). While there are many do-it-yourself guides online on how to repair a broken air conditioner, unless you’re a handyman with years of experience, we recommend having a specialized technician do the job right. While your patched-up fix may work for a while, it may cost you more dollars in the long run when your fix turns into a brand new A/C installation being necessary. At All Time Air Conditioning, our job and duty is to salvage your current central A/C unit and get it back into perfect working condition. As a starting point, for an emergency service, we would thoroughly check your thermostat and get the condenser, evaporator unit, and fan cleaned. Then, the more technical mechanics come into play of diagnosing the mechanical problem (if there is one) and performing a detailed fix so that your HVAC system is running smoothly. Do not despair and try to repair…just call ALL TIME AIR! (561) 777-9888 DAY OR NIGHT.

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