As a service company in El Paso, Texas, Barrett Airworks understands the community’s needs and how best to serve them. We’ve been working in the HVAC industry for many years now here in the Southwest and we take what we do with a great amount of responsibility. It’s not just about staying cool, it’s about staying healthy, and safe, and keeping our homes and businesses comfortable for our families and patrons. Aside from our great service, one of the things that set us apart is the great experience we have in all things HVAC and our continued commitment to knowing and understanding the industry as it progresses and changes. One of the things we do to stay current is to ensure that all of our technicians have the renowned Nate certificate. Let’s take a look at some of the exciting things happening in the HVAC industry and why our techs are the most qualified in the field.
The New Construction Kick and Homeowner’s Need for HVAC
One of the great pieces of news is the fact that the construction industry is seeing quite the boost and the building of new homes and structures is high. According to some statistics, 617,000 newly built housing units were sold in 2019 in the United States. That was an increase of more than 12. 4 percent from the previous year.
This means consumer confidence is strong in the market and that many people are making the leap to buying their first home and in that effort find themselves in need of reliable HVAC installations, repairs, maintenance, and more. This is especially true because so many of our new homes are equipped with modern climate-control systems and/or older homes require the transition to a more modern or newer system. This is why it is important to have technicians that understand the ins and outs of antiquated systems and how they were installed to the newer and technology-rich systems. At the same time, there is a demand for more sophisticated and complex systems, providing incredible room for innovation.
The NATE Certification and Why It Matters
As members of the HVAC industry, we know that quality matters. NATE stands for North American Technician Excellence and is the nation’s largest non-profit certification organization for heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration technicians. This organization has really been at the forefront of establishing and meeting the growing demands of the HVACR workforce and recognizing the best professionals in the field. The NATE tests represent the real day-to-day working knowledge and understanding of HVAC systems. These high standards are decided by working professionals nationwide and used as a measurement of excellence in the field. Here at Barrett, Airworks, we believe staying on top of our game year-round is highly important and we, therefore, have our technicians go through the NATE certification process.
Twelve Fascinating HVAC Industry Stats & Fun Facts
The HVAC industry correlates with several other industries in the United States. As mentioned above, the housing industry has an effect on HVAC. We also then depend a lot on regulations, as they also drive HVAC trends to some extent. Check out a few HVAC stats that might pique your interest:
- The HVAC market is expected to reach 136. 5 Billion by 2024.
- The first president of the United States to have an air conditioner in the oval office was Herbert Hoover.
- Improving size, system updating, and types of refrigerant can significantly affect HVAC efficiency
- Having a good HVAC system that works properly is an indicator of good health and means occupants live healthier lives.
- The proper insulation and installation can improve HVAC efficiencies and performance by up to 30 %.
- Heating and air conditioning are the most common expenditures for building owners today.
- The first home to be fully air-conditioned was a mansion in 1913 owned by Charles Gates.
- 75% of the utility costs are often attributed to home electronics that are being kept on standby or off.
- Movie theaters were really the first commercial industry to fully adopt and use air-conditioned facilities.
- How long your AC lasts depends largely on manufacturing and whether it was properly installed.
- Furnaces were being used as early as the Roman empire.
- An AC that is properly installed should last up to 10-15 percent.
Go With the Best HVAC Professionals in the Southwest
Here at Barrett Airworks, we take great pride in the work we do. We live and breathe HVAC and all of our technicians are highly trained in their field and deal with a variety of different types of HVAC systems. We want to help your HVAC system run efficiently, effectively, and for a long time to come. And when unforeseen problems arise—as it happens sometimes in life— we want to be there to make sure we help you solve it quickly. Call us today for your HVAC needs.