June 22nd is National HVAC Tech Day. It was established in 2016. Here in Northern California it has been hot for the last four days. Today is supposed to be the hottest day of the week and the highest temperature on this day in recorded history. Power outages are being reported and I have a friend whose AC broke down four days ago. An HVAC tech came out the next day  to replace a part. Before that they went out and purchased a couple of window air conditioners. With the inside temperature being 95 they felt pushed to take steps to make their home comfortable for sleeping that night. Unfortunately, it looks like the whole unit may need to be replaced.  They were very happy to have a tech come out. I bet you would be happy to have an HVAC tech come out and get either your heating or cooling system up and running.

Why should we show appreciation for  HVAC(Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning) Technicians?

I think I just demonstrated the reason. Having your house at 95 degrees inside is not healthy and of course very uncomfortable.  Remember HVAC technicians tirelessly brave the sweltering heat and numbing cold to restore our comfort, often at the hottest (as we are currently experiencing in Northern California) and coldest times of the year.

They will go where you don’t want to. Like crawl spaces, attics and all points in between. This is where you’ll find an HVAC tech. Depending on the age and condition of the building, they may run into anything from dust, debris and cobwebs to pests, small animals, mildew, wet ground and claustrophobically close quarters.

They can save us money. Having regular maintenance, by a 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 equipment.

How to Observe: To celebrate the day and show appreciation to your HVAC technician, enter #NationalHVACTechDay when using social media.

Quote on air conditioning:

I grew up in northern California, where it was consistently in the hundreds in the summertime. My dad didn’t think he should have to turn on the air conditioning when we had a swimming pool in our backyard; it was our built-in air conditioner. Summer Sanders

HVAC pun:

Soon it will be May, and that’s HVAC season. Time to get my ducts in a row,

Technician: “When did your AC go out?”

Client: “Last night.”

Technician: “Well, I hope it had a good time.”