Are Your Techs Costing Your Customers Money?by HVAC Distributors September 20, 2016
Did you know that improper installation of equipment can decrease the efficiency of HVAC equipment by more than 30%?
According to a 2014 study released by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), duct leakage can cause a 30% energy penalty. Equipment oversizing and refrigerant undercharging can decrease equipment efficiency by 20%. As ACCA President & CEO Paul T. Stalknecht, noted in a letter to Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, multiple installation faults can decrease efficiency by more than 40%.
When you sell a homeowner a system based on higher efficiency, you don’t want to field a call after 30 days where they’re asking where their savings is.
The good news is that you can control how your techs install equipment, and HVAC Distributors can help you.
First, we offer NATE testing at all of our locations, to help your techs get and maintain NATE certification. NATE certification exams are based on real-world knowledge of HVACR systems, and are designed to ensure that technicians are able to properly size and charge equipment and install complete HVAC systems.
Second, we have three full-time technical support people on staff who provide targeted training on key technical “pain points” to help your techs understand the fundamentals of proper installation and maintenance of equipment. Our Technical Training Supervisor, Eric Kravitz, was recently highlighted in NATE Magazine, discussing our flexible training options and revamped training program.
To see our current training classes, NATE/EPA testing dates, or request a custom class for your company, click here.
Eric will also be presenting at 2016 ComforTech in Philadelphia on September 21.