Global climate change, commonly referred to as global warming, is shaping much of the policy currently being formed on Capitol Hill. These new policies are packed with more sunshine than can be soaked up by a California raisin. For HVACR contractors, this is a good thing. When the general public expresses concern for the environment and their pocketbooks, contractors have an opportunity to assist them in their effort to “save the whales” and the Benjamins. So what is there to worry about?

Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigerating Institute’s Don Davis, vice president of government affairs, offered something for the industry to concern themselves with as environmental legislation continues to pour from Washington - “Socially aggressive people, applying socially aggressive policies to technical applications.”

Consider this the next time you jump on the global warming bandwagon and keep an eye out for regulation that surpasses consumer demand.