A properly trained HVACR professional makes more money because they are not making, what should be, unnecessary call backs to to fix what they should have done right in the first place. A properly trained HVACR professional saves the consumer money because the consumer is not taking off work extra days to allow the technician back into the home. Additionally, the properly adjusted system cost less to operate saving the consumer tens of thousands in utility bills over the life of the equipment. A properly trained HVACR professional saves the distributor and manufacturer money because they have less unjustified warranty claims. MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL A properly trained HVACR professional provides comfort in a healthy and safe environment. This is the only reason that I feel the government should be involved and require continuing education. Yes, the government should stay out of its citizens business unless their involvement protects the consumer in a manner that is not otherwise available. That is the case with licensing and continuing education. The HVACR industry has the opportunity to provide great benefit
but also great harm; therefore, we welcome the government intervening to provide health and safety protection that can only come from a trained, licensed, and currently educated workforce. It benefits everyone.