There’s a shortage of HVAC techs in my town

I kept hearing and reading that there is a shortage of HVAC technicians, but it never impacted me until recently.

This has been something that has been circulating for over a year now, but I have never had an issue with getting service, so I believed it was only impacting larger markets.

Well, I was wrong about that because I live in a smaller town, and a few weeks ago, I needed my HVAC unit serviced, so I contacted my HVAC provider. And typically, when I call for service, they have a tech out the next day and sometimes even the same day. Well, this time around, I was told that it would take 72 hours before an HVAC tech can service my unit. After hearing that, I asked the representative from the HVAC company about the long wait time. The rep then explained that they have a shortage of techs, and they are trying to keep up with the demand. She explained that the technicians were working 14 or more hours because of all the service calls. And since my service was not an emergency, I would have the longest delay. Thankfully, my unit was still working, and this was just regular maintenance for me. So, I told the representative that I was flexible, and I was willing to give up my spot for someone who needed it more. It’s the least I could do to help the situation of the HVAC technician shortage. Not many people think about it, but the HVAC techs are partly responsible for keeping our homes comfortable all year round. And I hope that my HVAC provider can figure out something soon to help with the shortage of techs.

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