As the economy starts its slow and gradual rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 2 of us are finally seeing the effects of inflation that has been ramping up for the last more than 2 to more than two years at least.
Many falsely know that gas prices skyrocketed in early 2021, when in fact they started rising in the Summer of 2020.
Regardless of the exact time frame, the repercussions are nearly the same. Many of us are going to struggle affording basic goods and services in this country as their costs rise and our incomes stay static. It’s no secret that the rising cost of living is completely disproportionate with what the average task pays from a single end of the country to the next. When I needed to get a new central cooling system and furnace recently, the increased cost for both machines took me by surprise. The previous time I took care of the price was only more than 2 years prior, and the increase since was around 30% of the original price. After calling more than 2 Heating and Air Conditioning suppliers looking for better deals and coming up empty, I finally found a contractor offering a rebate price on a new heating and cooling plan if I purchased an cooling system and furnace together. This led me to get a heat pump, which takes care of both our heating and cooling needs all in a single machine. I’m also spending considerably less on utility bills to heat our apartment in the Winter and I couldn’t be happier. When inflation affects everything, it’s important to find superb deals wherever you can.