That is the major issue.
Inflation is upon us and it affects everything everywhere you go. It has even made it so my company had to raise its prices. I am an independent heating and A/C contractor and because of the cost of living and other things going up, my prices needed to go up by 40 percent! This did not make a lot of my customer base very happy and I ended up losing a few. But they will soon see that it will be no different if they call the local heating and A/C company to take care of all of their Heating and A/C home service needs. Heating and air conditioning home services are not going to get much cheaper as time goes on. If anything they are going to keep going up more and more if inflation continues to rise. That is just the way of life unfortunately. If there ever comes a time where I can afford to lower my rates back to what they used to be I will. But it can not affect our living. That is the major issue. If I did not have to spend money on higher living costs I would have left our heating and A/C home service rates the same. I am sure other independent heating and A/C contractors are also facing this issue with being forced to increase their rates. I do not see an even higher increase needed in my heating and A/C home services anytime in the near future which is a great thing I suppose. So we will wait and see.