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Protect Your Equipment and Your Wallet from Unexpected Maintenance Costs!

Jan 28, 2024 | Air Conditioning, Commercial Kitchen, HVAC, Ice Machines, Indoor Air Quality, Reach-Ins, Refrigeration, Walk Ins | 0 comments

Here at Tri-Point, we are and have been committed to bringing our customers the best value for their dollar. If you’re interested in cushioning your wallet from the steadily rising costs of parts and labor, listen up!

With any new equipment installation provided by us, Tri-Point offers a five-year warranty at the low cost of absolutely zero dollars. With this warranty, our clients are guaranteed to be locked in at today’s price of maintenance, parts, and labor.

Why is it so important to be locked in at today’s price? How much can it really change over the next five years? Well, to answer that, we need to look at some past trends in the refrigeration industry and its costs…

First, let’s take a look at gas prices. Now, we’re all aware of how volatile the price per gallon of gasoline and diesel is; however, these prices end up affecting prices of anything and everything in any given industry–and refrigeration is not immune to it. The rise of transportation costs due to the steady uptick in gas and diesel prices slowly leaks into the price of nearly everything that any industry uses, which is why locking in today’s price could very well save you hundreds over the next five years.

Another everchanging factor that affects the refrigeration industry and its consumers are the costs of raw materials: this includes the steel used to manufacture refrigeration and HVAC systems, the lumber that makes up the pallets in which they are delivered, and the copper piping used to house refrigerant within the HVAC system. As the market prices for these materials change over time, the cost will trickle into the cost of parts and labor in our industry.

One of the most important costs that we want to insulate our customers from are those passed on by our manufacturers. Due to the well-known labor shortage that’s struck our country over the past year, there have been significant delays and disruptions in the manufacturing sector, which translates to a higher cost for parts.

Speaking of parts, let’s talk about that. How much can the price really change for parts in the refrigeration and HVAC industry? Well, we’ll make it easy–it can change a lot. Take this past year, for example. Many of the raw materials that the industry depends on to build and maintain equipment has seen an increase ranging from 4% to as high as 17%, according to Paschal, as seen in the figure below.

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How about Refrigerant Prices? You can admit it–the cost of refrigerant probably isn’t on your radar. But don’t worry, it’s on ours! This chemical, which is responsible for cooling your space or refrigeration system, has seen a drastic increase in price over the past couple of years, and it’s only bound to continue morphing rapidly as time goes on. In order to shield our customers from the rocky refrigerant economy, we are happy to include refrigerant under our warranty, thus locking you into the price of today’s product versus the unpredictable price that may come in the future.

What do you need to do to be able to take advantage of our warranty? Well, it’s simple: all new installations provided by Tri-Point must be on a regular service plan with Tri-Point on a semi-annual basis. All maintenance must only be performed by Tri-Point to maintain the warranty gifted with all new installations.

Not totally convinced? Allow Danny to explain!

What better way to save yourself or your business from inflation and headache over the next five years than solidifying yourself and your equipment at the lowest price you can get for maintenance and parts? Let us drive home the importance of not only monetary value, but how much we value our customers! Allow our skilled technicians here at Tri-Point to take care of you and your refrigeration and HVAC needs.

For more information about our warranty and how we can help you save money, please contact us at Tri-Point refrigeration for your cooling needs! For a direct line to any of our employees ready on the line to help you, please call…(512) 651-4565 for our Austin, Texas community (806) 787-4985 for our Lubbock, Texas community Or check out our website at

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