MEMPHIS, Tenn. — American Residential Services (ARS), a leading national provider of HVAC and plumbing services, announced it is celebrating National HVAC Tech Day on June 22, 2016, to honor hardworking HVAC professionals everywhere. To help thank the men and women who provide comfort year round, the company is asking homeowners to take a picture with any HVAC tech and post it to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using #NationalHVACTechDay.

ARS noted that more than 300,000 certified technicians inspect, service, and install HVAC systems in America. They help homeowners choose the right energy efficiency heating and cooling system and provide regular maintenance to keep it running at peak efficiency. Working with a trained professional helps homeowners save on their energy bills, reduce their carbon footprint, and help keep their home comfortable throughout the year.

During the summer, technicians must endure sweltering heat to restore a homeowner’s comfort when it is most critical. They work in stuffy attics, dusty basements, and tight crawl spaces to evaluate ducts, repair wiring, and replace worn or defective parts. Depending on the age and condition of the building, they may run into anything from dust, debris, and cobwebs to pests, mildew, and extremely close quarters.

“People don’t think about their air conditioning until it stops working. Fortunately, there are hundreds of HVAC professionals committed to keeping consumers happy,” said Chris Mellon, CMO and senior vice president of marketing at ARS. “On June 22nd, we hope Americans and the entire HVAC industry will join us in honoring these amazing pros before the blistering heat of summer when they work long hours to keep homes cool and comfortable.”

This year, summer temperatures are on track to be hotter than average, said ARS. This increase in demand on HVAC systems can lead to service interruptions without proper equipment servicing. According to the Consumer Energy Center in California, HVAC systems consume more than 40 percent of the consumer’s utility bill. However, regular servicing and system upgrades not only save homeowners money but also maintain desired comfort levels.

ARS operates a network of 65 company-owned, locally-managed service locations spanning 22 states, with approximately 5,500 employees. The ARS/Rescue Rooter Network serves both residential and light commercial customers, providing heating, cooling, IAQ, plumbing, drain cleaning, sewer line, radiant barrier, insulation, and ventilation services. For more information, visit

Publication date: 6/13/2016

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