There’s nothing like turning on your A/C on a hot day, or your furnace when the weather’s cold. It’s a sensation more people are experiencing than ever before. According to recent surveys, HVAC demand has risen steadily the last few years, for both equipment and services. What’s causing this rise in demand, and what does it mean for the HVAC industry, and for you? Let’s take a look.
When you think of an increased demand for HVAC, the first reason that likely comes to mind is climate change. Indeed, that’s a definite factor. Hotter summers and colder winters mean that your equipment is running more frequently. This leads to it wearing out more quickly, requiring more service, and more frequent replacement.
Additionally, the effects of climate change have prompted an increased awareness of the environment. Therefore, a lot of people are seeking HVAC equipment that uses less energy and is more environmentally friendly. New government regulations are a factor too, such as the gradual replacing of R-22 coolant with R-410A, which is better for the planet.
Finally, there’s the rise in the housing market over the last few years. As more houses are built, more HVAC systems need to be installed. For people selling their existing homes, HVAC service is necessary as well, to make sure the equipment is functioning properly before showing the house to potential buyers.
This increase in HVAC demand has led to a greater need for HVAC workers. Whether it’s for installation, repairs, or routine maintenance, the industry needs more trained, skilled HVAC technicians. As technology improves, the skills required are becoming more specialized as well.
Some companies are having trouble keeping up with the demand, making it more difficult to get good service quickly. For this reason, it’s even more important than ever to find an HVAC company you trust. You might also consider a service agreement, to ensure quality service in a timely and efficient manner.
For help meeting your own HVAC needs, contact us at Powers Heating & Air. We serve Peachtree City’s home comfort needs.