This is the time of year when temperatures finally start warming up substantially in much of the country. For HVAC contractors, that means the busy season will soon be here.

However, putting a damper on any enthusiasm for the upcoming warm weather may be the near-record gas prices much of the country is experiencing. A barrel of oil seems to hit a record high almost daily. The price of a gallon of gas is around $3.50 in much of the country and close to $4 in parts of California.

What's gas going for in your business area? Are you planning to do anything to control gasoline costs this year? Are fuel surcharges now a standard part of your business? Let's talk about it.