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AC & Heating Connect Website Launched

AC & Heating ConnectIn January, Emerson Climate Technologies introduced a new website for homeowners, facility managers and contractors to provide answer to questions on their air conditioning and heating needs. AC & Heating Connect is a valuable and informative tool for anyone looking for basic information about various air conditioning and heating solutions. The website was developed with the goal of helping customers understand the HVAC industry while actively engaging the visitor in the process. Visitors to the site can find articles on various HVAC topics written by industry professionals and they can also gain access to numerous other resources.  Although the AC & Heating Connect site is supported by Emerson Climate Technologies it doesn’t promote specific products and solutions, but rather discusses all industry solutions with readers. The website also allows interaction with Emerson Climate Technologies professionals where visitors can post comments and questions related to the article they are reading.  Emerson Climate Technologies values reader’s thoughts and opinions on industry topics and is happy to help provide input on many solutions to visitors.

AC & Heating Connect is a three tiered website with separate landing pages for homeowners, facility managers and contractors. Since the HVAC industry is diverse and answers need to be tailored depending on who is asking them, Emerson Climate Technologies has designed the website to meet the needs of any visitor. Each section contains articles which were posted with that viewer’s needs, interests and outlook in mind.  This allows for website viewers to get the appropriate answer to their questions and become more informed on HVAC solutions and industry topics.  Contractors and facility managers can also access the HVAC Pro’s Toolkit which provides other important industry insight and technical information. This includes tools for use on the job and when contractors are interacting with their customers. The facility managers and contractor tabs also have webinars and videos that help inform and educate visitors looking for more technical information.

Find more information at www.ac-heatingconnect.com

Frank Landwehr
Vice President Marketing and Planning, Air Conditioning
Emerson Climate Technologies

The Top 10 States to Work in HVACR

One of the key challenges facing the HVACR industry is a shortage of qualified technicians. We thought it would be interesting to elevate this issue and create a list of top 10 states for HVACR, based on our conversations with contractors and HVACR students and instructors about what motivates young people to pursue careers in this industry.

Do you live in one of the top states for HVACR jobs, salaries, training or service calls?

Emerson’s Top States to Work in HVACR

  1. Top Places to Work in HVACRCalifornia
  2. Ohio
  3. Florida
  4. Texas
  5. Illinois
  6. New York
  7. Pennsylvania
  8. New Jersey
  9. North Carolina
  10. Georgia

We arrived at our ranking by drawing on HVACR salary and employment data from the U.S. Department of Labor; trade school locations recognized by the Partnership for Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration Accreditation; heating and cooling degree days calculated at DegreeDays.net; residential home values from the U.S. Census, and certified contractors by state from North American Technician Excellence (NATE). We also looked at wholesaler locations, plus commercial service volumes from our ProAct™ Service Center.

We gave a few contractors an early look at our list, including frequent Climate Conversations commenter Mitch Byrne of  Northeast Cooling LLC in Illinois. He said: Commercial refrigeration service is in high demand due to all the businesses related to food service and the restaurants in the Chicago area. We may start off the day working in a max security prison and then end up working on a cruise ship docked at Navy Pier! You never know what the day will bring when working the trade in Illinois and that’s what keeps it interesting!

For more information and analysis on the Top 10 States to Work in HVACR, see our summary and press release.

Do you agree with our list? Want to make the case for another state? Be sure to share your comments here.

Cathy Billing
Marketing Communications Manager
Emerson Climate Technologies

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