Salaries in HVAC

A 2018 connecteam survey on salaries in the HVAC industry offers very exciting news for people looking for their first job or hoping to advance into a better position. The HVAC industry’s diversity of jobs, opportunities for increased responsibility and pay, and the exposure to new technology make this an excellent field to find a rewarding, lifelong career. The growth of HVAC is bumping up against a shortage of HVAC technicians providing excellent opportunities for stable, high paying jobs for people ready to commit to building a future for themselves. Within the survey are key points related to how both entry-level and experienced employees can increase their pay over time, most notably in the areas of education and certifications, position held and longevity.

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The Simplest Way to Maintain Chiller Efficiency

Chillers in large commercial buildings are often the most expensive piece of equipment in the facility. Not only is a chiller expensive to purchase and install, but according to the North Carolina Energy Office’s “Chillers: Energy Saving Fact Sheet”, chillers “consume more than 50% of electrical energy during seasonal periods of building use.” So with a very expensive, very energy-hungry piece of equipment you might think facility managers spend a lot of time ensuring chillers work at peak efficiency. But the same fact sheet points out that a Department of Energy survey estimates that “120,000 chillers in the U.S. are expending more than 30% in additional energy through operational inefficiencies.” It seems a lot of chillers are wasting a lot of money through operational inefficiencies. But what exactly is an operational inefficiency and how can facility managers correct these inefficiencies?

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Stopping the Spread of CA-MRSA in Athletic Programs

In March 2006 the University of West Virginia’s All-Big East point guard Mike Gansey was a busy man. His Mountaineers were preparing for the NCAA basketball tournament and, with the NBA draft a just few months away, Mike was hoping for a future in professional basketball. His prospects for an NBA career were good having been invited to several NBA workouts. In July that year his dream became real and Mike signed with the Miami Heat playing in several Heat summer league games. But the summer games and tryouts left Mike tired and weak, more than just normal fatigue after a hard workout. His conditioned worsened and his knee began forming puss-filled sores that left him bed-ridden for two weeks. Doctors diagnosed Mike with a highly contagious bacterial infection called methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA. MRSA is a type of bacteria resistant to many of the antibiotics used to treat most staph infections. The infection in Mike’s knee and the weight loss associated with his fight against the sickness likely ended his NBA career before it started. He never played in a regular season NBA game.

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Innovations in Maintenance Technology

Facility managers with chillers and heat exchangers in their buildings know that a big part of routine maintenance is merely keeping the equipment clean. Cleaning the internal components, cleaning the housing, and even washing down the work area might be a messy and tedious job, but it’s necessary to ensure the proper function of the HVAC system. Clean equipment simply runs better and breaks down less frequently.

Over the years the complexity of HVAC equipment has increased, but many basic maintenance tasks like cleaning haven’t changed very much. Luckily for technicians, the tools needed to perform this work have improved, and dirty jobs like cleaning, pressure washing, or descaling can be completed faster than ever before.

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Webinar! Cleaning and Sanitation in Bakery & Snack Food Manufacturing: A Changing Landscape

A combination of legislation and trends are changing cleaning and sanitation in the bakery & snack food industry. To help participants navigate the changes, Goodway Technologies is hosting a free webinar “Cleaning and Sanitation in Bakery & Snack Food Manufacturing: A Changing Landscape”  on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 11 a.m. EST.  The webinar host, Evan Reyes, will discuss how the Food Safety Modernization Act’s (FSMA) heightened emphasis on cleaning and sanitation has changed the food and beverage landscape. Trends that are affecting sanitation, such as increased consumer awareness of food allergens and the additional challenges with ready-to-eat (RTE) baked goods, candy and snack bars will also be discussed. Participants will learn about proper cleaning techniques, best practices and available sanitation solutions. There will be a question and answer period at the end of the webinar. Register for free for the webinar here.

Evan Reyes currently serves as National Account Manager for Goodway Technologies, a global sanitation equipment provider, where he specializes in helping customers in the food and beverage industry strengthen their quality and food safety programs through the introduction of new cleaning and sanitation technologies.

Don’t miss this important webinar!

Next Steps:

  • Register for our webinar on January 9 at 11:00 AM EST entitled “Cleaning and Sanitation in Bakery & Snack Food Manufacturing: A Changing Landscape”.
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  • Utilize our in-house experts and allow them the opportunity to assess your specific equipment and determine what cleaning method will offer you the best results.
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