New York and California recently made headlines when they became the first states in the nation to adopt plans to raise their statewide minimum wage rates to $15 per hour. The controversial legislation has drawn a myriad of comments from political parties, workers, and business owners, including HVAC contractors.
AHRI, ASHRAE, US DOE partnership devotes $5.2 million to broaden knowledge
June 20, 2016
The research program is part of an ongoing global effort to phase down the use of high-GWP refrigerants and identify appropriate climate-friendly alternatives. The DOE will contribute $3 million; ASHRAE, $1.2 million; and AHRI, $1 million.
Having designed so many systems for others, it’s natural to wonder what kind of HVAC equipment contractors would install in their own homes if money were no object. Their answers just might surprise you.
The two-day event drew a record number of distributors, wholesalers, manufacturers, and manufacturer’s representatives to Capitol Hill and included a legislative briefing, guest presentations from several members of Congress, networking events, and the opportunity for participants to meet with legislators from their districts.
With technology developmenting so quickly and customer expectations steadily rising, the way service technicians do their jobs is rapidly changing. Companies that are able to implement new technologies and adapt job expectations for field service techs will reap the benefits of a profitable service department in an increasingly service-focused economy.