The HVAC service cart’s workbench allows the technician to work from an upright position. With a mounted vise the technician can prefabricate piping on the cart, instead of working in awkward, hard-to-reach areas where injuries and fire may result, said the company.
The Tech-LC is an HVAC service technician version of the original Model LC tool bag. The professional-grade tool bag was developed to enhance professionalism while increasing productivity and is specifically created with the HVAC technician’s tools and work routines in mind.
Buying a new construction-oriented HVAC contracting business in Indianapolis in 2007 was very risky, but growing that $2 million business during an economic downturn into a $27 million contracting giant in five years is almost beyond belief. How was it done?
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) announced a $290,000 contract with Community Power Network of Olmstedville, Essex County and Oil Heat Associates of Long Island to develop and deliver energy efficiency skills training to oil heat technicians across the state.
This past week, NBC’s Today show aired a segment that challenged the honesty and integrity of air conditioning technicians. Producers of the show staged a simple, easy-to-fix broken wire in an a/c system. Six technicians failed to make the proper recommendation. I believe that lack of proper training is a big part of the problem.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that 86,600 HVAC technician jobs will become available through 2018. The industry is projected to grow at a rate of 34 percent over the next 10 years. But, the question remains, what are employers looking for and do the applicants have it?
According to HVAC Excellence, 65.6 percent of service technicians in the HVACR industry will not be in the industry in eight years. The next generation is now in the classroom learning skills to match the demands of the market, and there is a growing sense of the need to recruit those who will serve as the technicians of the future.
In this issue, we cover ductless products for the commercial market. We also look at alternative refrigerants and trends in R-22 reclamation. Other topics include a summer forecast, business franchises, and more.
Check back for additional content throughout the week.