June 22 is the first official day of summer and, fittingly, it’s also National HVAC Tech Day! In honor of our skilled HVAC technicians, we’re sharing ways on how you can show them appreciation. If you’re a person who likes being cool in the summer or warm in the winter, please read on.
History of National HVAC Tech Day
National HVAC Tech Day started in 2016 by a national home services provider, ARS/Rescue Rooter, to show appreciation for all technicians in the industry. It was officially approved by the National Day Calendar the following year and the rest is HVAC history. Checkout this cool timeline from energy.gov for a more in-depth look at the history.
Why show your appreciation
Extreme environments don’t stop them.
Whether it’s a heat wave or a cold front, the weather that prompts us to place a service call are the conditions HVAC techs have to consider their “office”. They’re always working to keep us comfortable, no matter how uncomfortable their working conditions might be.
They go where you don’t want to.
Creepy crawlspace? Buggy Basement? Icky attic? Your HVAC tech will go there to get the job done so you don’t have to and they’ll probably clean up a bit while they’re at it too!
Their working to find savings for you.
A professional HVAC tech can help you maximize energy savings, choose appropriate new equipment to meet your specific needs, and even keep your existing system running at peak efficiency longer. All this helps keep a little green in your pocket a lot longer.
An HVAC tech can help you live greener.
Saving energy doesn’t just mean saving money; it also means saving energy. Whether choosing from among the greener technology on the market today or just allowing your existing system’s efficiency to persist awhile longer, a qualified HVAC tech can help reduce your carbon footprint while improving your environment.
They’re in short supply.
There’s already a greater demand in America for skilled HVAC technicians than there are people currently working in the field. That demand is expected to increase by 13% between now and 2028 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. If you already have a great HVAC tech, show them your appreciation.
How to show appreciation
- Offer them a cold beverage. Fixing broken A/C units can be thirsty work so a cold bottle of water is always a good bet to be appreciated.
- Take some time to write a good review online especially if you scheduled your appointment electronically.
- Are you a business? Everybody likes swag bags including the people that keep your people comfortable.
- Spread the word. If you like the work your HVAC tech does, let others know too. Recommending their work to family, friends, or business partners is the best way to thank a skilled technician.
If you’d like to know more about the ways you can show your appreciation for other kinds of work, AT WORK, read our blog on Love and Appreciation at Work.
About the Author
Josh Erickson, ReTool & Technical Solutions Associate