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.
In a recent survey, more than 70% of people said that they have experienced temperature discomfort at school or work, and it has negatively affected their productivity. Whether it be at school or work this number is significant and can be very costly.
A recent survey by Emerson found that nearly 40 percent of homeowners admitted to having family disagreements about comfortable temperature in their home. This presents an opportunity for contractors to start a comfort conversation with homeowners about technology and solutions that can help drive comfort and livability.
Heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) contractors looking for plentiful job opportunities, high salaries, available training and large numbers of service calls should head for the Buckeye state or sunny California according to a list of Top States to Work in HVACR compiled by Emerson.
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.
After a long, hot summer and countless hours explaining to homeowners the importance of upgrading their HVAC system, you often hear three dreaded responses: “I need to research or check around,” “It’s too expensive” or “I don’t have the money right now” or “I need to think about it”