Emerson Climate Technologies has compiled a list of the top states to work in HVAC.
The criteria Emerson used to compile the list comprised of salary and employment data from the U.S. department of Labor; trade school locations recognized by the Partnership for Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration Accreditation; heating and cooling degree-days calculated at DegreeDays.net; residential home values from the U.S. Census; and certified North American Technician Excellence (NATE) contractors by state, and Emerson’s own data.
The Emerson Climate Technologies Top 10 States to Work in HVACR are:
6. New York
8. New Jersey
9. North Carolina
Emerson claims that Texas ranks closely with Florida in many areas because both are in the top 10 states for residential air-conditioning sales.
When contractors in Texas were asked their thoughts on the list they stated that unlike most places air conditioning is not a luxury item, it is a life support in Texas.
Air conditioning being a necessity provides a steady customer base and a large incentive for innovation in products and services. In addition, Texas is growing at a rate of 2 percent per year, twice the national average, which equates to about 500,000 per year. A large increase in residents means more homes that need HVAC services.
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