Emerson Commercial & Residential Solutions, Contractor Communications Becky has worked in the HVAC industry for more than 15 years. Throughout this time she has been involved with contractor organizations like Career Technical Education (CTE) and Upper Valley Career Center (UVCC) which focus on developing valuable academic, employability and technical HVAC skills in today’s contractor workforce.
As an HVAC contractor, it’s important to know what your customers are looking for when shopping for a new system. Emerson Climate Technologies recently conducted a survey of about 1,500 homeowners on what factors they find most important when purchasing an air conditioning and heating system.
According to data from the Partnership for Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration Accreditation, by 2022 the HVACR industry will be facing a staffing shortfall of 115,000 contractors, making recruiting new professionals even more challenging.
Many contractors use the word rebuilt and remanufactured incorrectly as they do not mean the same thing for HVAC compressors. Rebuilt compressors only replace worn-out or unusable parts, while remanufactured compressors bring the compressor back to the latest OEM Spec. Knowing the difference can greatly impact the reliability, performance and reputation with regards to your work.
Copeland Educational services helps contractors stay abreast of the fast-changing HVACR industry, offering online and instructor-led courses in topics like compressor applications and technologies, failure avoidance and system technologies, and a hands-on AC/refrigeration simulator.
Learn how technicians can earn their HVAC certification through NATE’s CHP-5 Program (Certified HVAC Professional). The goal of this certification is to help technicians complete their certification in an easier fashion tailored to their learning style.
Becoming an RSI Accredited Contractor gives you an advantage and can provide an upper-hand within the HVAC Industry. Learn more about ACCA’s Quality Assured Program to get the opportunity to earn credentials.