A crew was in the process of installing A/C at a retail store inside an amusement and water park. This building had never had A/C. When we visited the store later in the day, I spent all of 30 seconds inside and decided to exit, not enjoying the sweltering indoor temps on this 90-degree day. All of this got me thinking about how underappreciated our trade is.
Some people might chalk it up to “being in the wrong place at the wrong time,” or “anything that can go wrong will go wrong.” Whatever the reason, Alan Mercurio is always happy to share the story with others.
To many people, the wait is inevitable and only a minor irritation. To others, it is a major headache and adds extra costs to doing business. “It” is commuting to and from work and the lost time caused by this.
With temperatures reaching the 90s in the Northeast, heat advisories in the Midwest, and record heat in the West this summer, it’s a good time to remind — or retrain — technicians and installers regarding the dangers of heat stress.