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Posted August 3, 2015

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; 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:

1. California
2. Ohio
3. Florida
4. Texas
5. Illinois
6. New York
7. Pennsylvania
8. New Jersey
9. North Carolina
10. Georgia

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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