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Benefits of Working for a Multi-Trade Business for Skilled Trade Professionals

Benefits of Working for a Multi-Trade Business for Skilled Trade ProfessionalsA career in the HVAC industry gives you an opportunity to work in a multi-trade business where electricians, plumbers, sheet metal workers and heating and cooling technicians work together in commercial and residential settings. Professionals in this field need a background in wiring, plumbing, or knowledge of HVAC systems. Below are some reasons why you should work in a multi-trade business:

  • Licensing is attainable. Oregon accepts apprenticeship experience as well as classroom hours to obtain a license within the trades. Within a few years, you’ll be on your way toward a prosperous career with opportunities without the school loans or high tuition costs associated with a college degree.
  • Work is steady. Many of the trades experience cyclical work, but regardless of your trade, there’s always a demand for HVAC services. When construction is booming, so does the HVAC industry.

    Because HVAC systems need professional servicing and repairs, there are fewer slowdowns working in a multi-trade business due to seasonal demands or those related to the ups and downs of construction.

  • Wages are good many multi trade companies offer 401k programs, and health insurance, along with other benefits and above average salary.
  • Job security. The BLS estimates that the HVAC industry will continue to grow through the foreseeable future because of new construction and system replacements. All buildings and homes have HVAC systems and their lifetimes range from 10 to 20 years.

    The HVAC field is one a leader in advancing and implementing technologies that cut energy consumption. Homeowners and building managers often replace these systems early to take advantage of energy efficiency and comfort improvements.

  • Room for advancement. As you learn this multi-trade business, you might want to explore the specialties within it or explore advanced training in your particular field.

Roth Heating & Cooling provides trusted HVAC services for the greater Portland area and is a multi-trade business. If you’d like to learn more about joining our team, please contact us today.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in the Metro Portland, Oregon area about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).

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3 Reasons to Thank Your HVAC Technician This Summer

3 Reasons to Thank Your HVAC Technician This SummerThe best kind of HVAC technician is the one who does his or her job competently and professionally, setting your system up to run effectively and efficiently. These technicians, alas, get taken for granted, since the HVAC techs you’re likely to notice and remember are the ones who do a poor job. In June, take a moment to give credit where credit’s due — thank your favorite heating and cooling service person June 22 on HVAC Tech day.

Here are some reasons to show appreciation on HVAC Tech Day:

First, quality HVAC techs make sure your heating and cooling systems are performing as intended, providing reliable comfort in your home every day of the year. When the technician shows up for the recommended annual tune-up of your HVAC equipment, they’ll clean, adjust, test and inspect the entire system, and look out for any small problems that can develop into large problems.

Second, during regularly scheduled professional maintenance visits, the technician will look for ways to optimize system efficiency. The idea here is to adjust the equipment — whether a furnace, heat pump or air conditioner — so it consumes as little energy as possible while effectively heating or cooling your home.

Thirdly, you should thank your heating and cooling technician on HVAC Tech Day for keeping you and your family safe. Furnaces, A/Cs and heat pumps, if not properly installed, maintained or serviced, can pose safety hazards, whether through a gas or carbon monoxide leak in a combustion furnace, a leaky refrigerant line in an A/C or heat pump, or a problem with the electrical system.

A trusted, quality HVAC technician not only will ensure your heating and cooling equipment are running effectively, efficiently and safely, they’ll make suggestions on how to improve HVAC energy efficiency and performance, whether through home weatherization, installing programmable thermostat, or recommending an energy-efficient upgrade. Good HVAC techs also can suggest complementary systems for air cleaning, humidity control and ventilation.

Show your appreciation for reliable, competent, professional service on HVAC Tech Day. Contact us at Roth Heating & Cooling, serving the Greater Portland area.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in the Metro Portland, Oregon area about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).

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What an HVAC System Check Should Include

What an HVAC System Check Should IncludeIt’s likely that your heating and cooling system is one of the most expensive and vital parts of your home. An HVAC system check will keep it running as efficiently and durably as possible. When HVAC technicians go through your equipment, they should cover these steps: Continue reading

Your New Air Conditioner: Installation Factors That Dramatically Impact Performance

Your New Air Conditioner: Installation Factors That Dramatically Impact PerformanceAir conditioner installation doesn’t have to be difficult, but you can’t simply throw in a new system and hope for the best. If you want the A/C to work efficiently in your Portland area home, you’re going to need a gameplan. Let’s take a look at four factors that could dramatically impact your new unit’s performance and efficiency. Continue reading

Two HVAC Terms Portland Homeowners Should Know

HVAC technicians go through years of training to master the knowledge and skills of their craft. The average Portland homeowner doesn’t have the time to commit all this know-how to memory. It’s simply not practical. However, Roth Heating and Cooling has a few terms that homeowners could derive great advantages from understanding. Knowing these simple HVAC terms can educate you about how furnaces and air conditioners use energy, so when it comes time to buy, you can be sure to choose a system that will save you money. Continue reading