The price tag for running, repairing and upgrading your air conditioner amy be going way up in cost. That is if the politicians have something to say about it. An agreement for phase-out of production of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), a product that is found in many air conditioners, and believed to be harmful to our ozone layer will increase the cost of cooling system equipment. Even replacements for this product have been banned, so this phase-out may not be cheap for the Heating and Air Conditioning industry, adding real costs to American households and businesses. This change might impact virtually anyone who has an air conditioner, since the phase-out will affect millions of current cooling system units. Even if the price of the phase-out is cut in half, that’s still potentially hundreds of dollars more for a family to simply fix or update their air conditioner. Higher prices for most air conditioners will not be restricted to simply home buyers replacing an older cooling system unit, either. Commercial air conditioner systems will also be subject to this phase-out of the harmful product used to make these air conditioners. In doing so, businesses nationwide may also be affected by this phase-out since most alternatives will be quite costly. The hotel industry is just one of many industry that rely heavily on the use of commercial Heating and Air Conditioning systems. It is quite likely that the costs of a phase-out of the old type of Heating and Air Conditioning program will be passed down to their guests through the hotels’ average daily room rate. Someone will have to pay for all that new, and supposedly better Heating and Air Conditioning unit.