What’s changing in HVAC? It might be simpler to ask what isn’t changing.
According to Steve Yurek, the president and CEO of the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), the industry is facing change on all fronts.
- There’s trade uncertainty due to the imposition of tariffs.
- A federal government that is unwilling to deal with environmental and energy issues.
- And rapidly rising temperatures tied to increasing greenhouse gas emissions affecting urban building codes.
And that’s just for starters.
Now add in the level of change contractors and distributors are facing on the job - with new refrigerants, growing automation, complex sensing and monitoring technologies, the advent of smart controls, predictive residential diagnostics, the ongoing push for green buildings, even how contractors are communicating with customers - and perhaps it’s understandable why HVAC professionals seem to be a vanishing breed. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates the current HVAC technician shortage at 70,000, with an additional 115,000 new HVAC/R professionals are needed to meet the demand within the next four years.
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