The ARS Rescue Rooter Network Launches #National HVAC Tech DayAmerican Residential Services (ARS) has launched National HVAC Tech Day on June 22, 2016 to recognize the hard work, skill and resourcefulness of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) professionals everywhere. Help us thank the men and women who keep us comfortable year round, by taking a picture with any HVAC tech and posting it to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram for a chance to win a complimentary HVAC evaluation from an ARS brand in your area.
“People don’t think about their air conditioning until it stops working. Fortunately, there are hundreds of HVAC professionals committed to keeping consumers happy,” said Chris Mellon, chief marketing officer at ARS/Rescue Rooter. “We hope every day Americans and the entire HVAC industry will join us in honoring these amazing pros before the blistering heat of summer when they work long hours to keep homes cool and comfortable.”
A Brief History on HVAC
Though a variety of home heating and cooling techniques have existed since ancient times, central heating and air conditioning as we know it was born in the early 1900s. New inventions like the residential air conditioner and advances in older technologies, such as the thermostat and blower-equipped furnaces, gave Americans greater control over their indoor comfort than ever before.
This newfound power was more than a luxury; it shaped the growth of the country. Sun Belt cities across the southern portion of the United States with triple-digit summer temperatures became much more attractive places to live and vacation, once AC was more widely adopted on the 1960s.
Today, many of us take the indoor comfort for granted. But it’s the more than 300,000 technicians who keep our HVAC systems running. They help homeowners choose the right energy efficiency system and provide regular maintenance to keep it running at peak efficiency. Working with a trained professional helps you save on your energy bills, reduces your carbon footprint, and help keep your home comfortable throughout the year. If that’s not reason enough to show them a little love, here are a few more:
Extreme conditions are just another day at the office for an HVAC hero.
A few hours without AC or heat may be uncomfortable for us, but imagine working in those conditions every day of the week! HVAC technicians must keep a clear head and nimble fingers while enduring sweltering heat to restore a homeowner’s comfort when it is most critical. They work in stuffy attics, dusty basements, and tight crawl spaces to evaluate ducts, repair wiring and replace worn or defective parts. Depending on the age and condition of the building, they may run into anything from dust, debris and cobwebs to pests, mildew and claustrophobic close quarters.
HVAC technicians can save you some green…
Want to maximize your energy savings? An HVAC expert can help you choose the right equipment for your home’s needs and your family's heating and cooling habits. He or she can even recommend different thermostat options that range from set-it-and-forget-it simplicity to real-time smartphone controls with power usage tracking.
The savings don't stop there! Regular maintenance, provided by your trusted HVAC technician, helps keep your system running at peak efficiency. That prevents energy waste and minimizes wear and tear that can shorten the life of your HVAC investment.
...and they help you live greener!
Don't forget that saving energy means saving the earth’s valuable resources. When an HVAC professional helps you select and maintain efficient heating and cooling systems, he’s also helping you reduce your carbon footprint.
We hope you'll join us in recognizing these amazing professionals on National HVAC Tech Day, and we’d love to see your photos and celebration stories on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! #NationalHVACTechDay
UPDATED >>> June 22 was National HVAC Tech Day, and our branch locations celebrated in a variety of ways. A flurry of activities occurred throughout the day in honor of our HVAC techs and installers! Between the cakes, breakfast food, tacos, snow cone truck and luncheons…. WOW! Did we mention that there were goodie bags for our super HVAC Heros?
- ARS of Boston hosted a fantastic breakfast before the Techs headed out to their jobs that day!
- ARS/Rescue Rooter of Illinois set up a bagel/doughnut/coffee bar and gave away some awesome gift cards for lunch! YUM!
- Columbus Worthington Air had breakfast catered in… eggs, biscuits, sausage, bacon and ALL the trimmings! Super hero goodie bags for our SUPER HVAC Techs and Installers.
- ARS/Rescue Rooter of Fort Myers had a really COOL cake, which they had after they ate their delicious steak luncheon!
- ARS/Rescue Rooter of Indiana hosted a breakfast complete with bagels, croissants and loads of other goodies!
- McCarthy Services Showed the love to their HVAC Techs and Installers with breakfast and coffee!
- ARS of Pittsburgh – What a fabulous group of HVAC Techs and Installers!
- ARS/Rescue Rooter of Tampa Bay took their HVAC Techs OUT for breakfast!
- RighTime Services hosted a luncheon with a taco and burrito station! Muy Bueno!
- Blue Dot wanted to let their Techs chill for a bit with a Kona Snow Cone truck!