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.
I am not going to sugar coat it — this is not easy work. It is manual labor that will have you in attics when it is hotter than a jalapeño’s armpit and down in crawlspaces in freezing temperatures. You may be working nights, weekends, and holidays during the busy season, when the temperatures are at their most extreme, but, rest assured, you will be well compensated.
As we move from one crises to the next, we’re forced to put out fires of all kinds along the way and answer to issues that occur with our employees on a daily or hourly basis. Given the circumstances, it’s very easy to get distracted from our main purpose.
While making the decision to replace a condensing unit instead of repairing it may be a difficult one, some contractors have guidelines in place to help homeowners make such a decision a little less difficult.
Dozens of regulations affecting HVACR equipment manufacturers, along with refrigerant regulations and technological innovations in variable-speed technology, have resulted in a bevy of change for condenser unit manufacturers.
This year is already being described as one of the most politically polarizing in American history. And just as voters are expressing very strong opinions at the polls in 2016, HVAC contractors also have strong opinions about whether it’s good business to be involved in politics.
Are you still questioning the need for reviews in your company? I hope not. Everyone in your company deserves to know and understand the direction the company is headed and their role in the company’s future.