The combined events drew more than 1,500 people from all over the country and featured 35 workshops in seven different tracks, including leadership, commercial contracting, residential contracting, business operations, radiant and hydronics, quality assurance, and building performance, which were assembled by some of the nation’s most successful contracting professionals.
Over the past decade, many efficient construction methods and technologies have been integrated into the single-family residential, municipal, government, and light commercial markets. But, one sector has lagged: multi-family condominiums and apartments.
Ninety percent of compressor failures can be attributed to problems found elsewhere in the system. And, serious consequences can result if technicians don’t determine the true source of the compressor failure.
A common complaint throughout the HVACR industry is that when new technicians enter the industry, they don’t have the skills and knowledge that employers expect. One area where this is evident is in the field of compressor service.
Measuring the pressure drop over an air filter reveals valuable clues to its influence on a system. This simple test will help a tech determine whether the filter is adequate for the system it is installed in.
Perhaps the best advice anyone could receive is to be persistent, enthusiastic, and prepared to battle through some adversity. After a while, there will be far more good times than bad. And, if the company remains steadfast, honest, and sincere in its commitment to provide quality workmanship, safety, and customer relations, it will have no problem attaining success.
It’s nice to be the hero, but, just as medicine is transforming from an expensive and reactionary model to a predictive and cost-effective one, so will HVAC. The result will be fewer high-margin jobs in the wake of catastrophes but more low-margin, predictive tuneups.