Here’s news you can use for this month.
Top HVAC Stories for April 2018
Sneak Peak at Late Spring & Early Summer Forecast
Winter lingered in the Upper Midwest and Northeast while it got hot and dry early in places like Oklahoma that experienced a damaging wildfire. What’s next weather-wise? Here’s a look at the US National Forecast as reported by The Weather Channel.
HVAC Techs are Making Excellent Wages
If you or someone you know is looking for a profitable career move and enjoys hands-on work, become a certified HVAC technician is worth considering. Using industry data, Salary.com reports the median annual income for HVAC mechanics is $43,862 for 2018. The typical range is about $38K to $51.5K.
Here’s supporting data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics that shows a slightly higher median income.
Heat Pump Sales are Up; Furnace Sales are Down
The move toward heating with a heat pump continues, as this chart shows. It’s based on sales of air source heat pumps and gas/oil furnaces in 12 months ending October 2017. The information was just released.
Is your AC or Heat Pump Failing?
That’s a scary thought as warm weather arrives. These tips from a local HVAC contractor will let you know what might be wrong and when it is time to call your HVAC contractor. By the way, if you’re looking for a qualified contractor, we offer free estimates from some of the top companies in your area. They’re all licensed and insured, and there is no cost or obligation to you.
System Compatibility with a Smart Thermostat
Are you considering switching out your boring thermostat for one of today’s top smart thermostats? It’s important to first know if your HVAC system and the thermostat are compatible. Here are compatibility checkers from four of the leading smart thermostat brands.