There was an interesting article in The NEWS this week about whether HVAC businesses should get involved with politics. Unsurprisingly, opinions differed among contractors. It’s an Election Year, so politics are on everyone’s minds, especially as Nov. 8 draws closer.

In fact, The NEWS conducted its own presidential poll asking our readers who should be the next President of the United States. Donald Trump won the poll with 43 percent of the vote, followed by ‘None of the above,’ which had 26 percent of votes. Hillary Clinton came in third with 22 percent.

Heating, Air-conditioning, and Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) is also urging its members to get involved in this Election Year. The organization launched its HARDI Votes 2016 campaign, which is designed to empower HARDI member companies to impress upon their employees the importance of voting in the general election while also being a resource on election and voting information.  The campaign provides printouts, email messages, social media, and other useful items for employers to post and send throughout their companies.

What do you think? Is your company involved in politics? Do you discuss political issues with employees? Why or why not? Interested in sharing? Contact me at