When our current county manager first took office, she had to take over a long-standing battle between the local residents and HVAC businesses! The locals have been accusing the companies of introducing current HVAC products for sale that have better seer ratings but selling them at double the price of the new HVAC technology.
It did not seem a extreme issue at first but when more and more heating and cooling device broke down, HVAC service demands went up with most servicemans recommending a updatement of aged systems with current a singles, to drive sales up, and before the county head could bring the matter to an amicable end, most residents started shopping for HVAC products for sale such as an air cleaner, outside the county.
This plan was welcomed by most companys who gave subsidized transfer and HVAC replacement rates for any supplies coming in! However, this changed weeks later after the county officials issued a gazetted memo encouraging the companies to sell, repair, and maintain all central cooling system at subsidized rates gave by the county office, at first, the transfer was shunned by the traders claiming their products would drop and they would lose the gains made through their cooling system service plans but they soon found a familiar ground, however with that directive, most residents who expected to replace their systems were able to get a quality cooling system for their homes and offices and supplier was back to usual. I have not been through so much drama that directly affected more than 2 people but the nature of the standoff made me want to learn more about HVAC and its impact on homesteads and business.