Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Distributor Growth Cools Considerably to Start 2011

HARDI announced North American HVACR average distributor sales for January 2011 affirmed the association’s concerns about a post-tax-credit-slump following the 25c tax credit cap reduction from $1,500 to $500. The January 1, 2011 cap reduction also include the imposition of a “lifetime cap” barring previous credit recipients dating back to 2006 from claiming credits for additional energy efficiency improvements performed this year. HARDI’s Monthly Targeted and Regional Economic News for Distribution Strategies (TRENDS) Report showed average growth for the month down nearly 12% from last month’s strong 17.4% average growth rate. Click here for the full release.

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