How the Smart Home Changes What Your Techs Need to Know

A home is no longer just a home. It’s fast becoming a smart home. What’s a smart home? In its simplest terms, a smart home is a home (or apartment, condo, or living space) with core functions that can be operated using internet-connected devices such as a smartphone or control pads. For example, turning on […]

How to Take Care of Your Health as a Plumber, Electrician, or HVAC Technician

The number one priority of every electrician, HVAC technician or plumber is to take care of a customer’s needs. Day in and day out, it’s always about the customer. You enter their home, assess the situation and solve the issue so things can go back to normal. But who looks after the technicians, especially when […]

How to Make Working for a Residential Service Company Appealing to Gen Z

The future of the electrical, HVAC and plumbing industries rests in the hands of Generation Z. Now, we understand that this can be said about any industry. However, the challenge for business owners in the skilled trades is somewhat unique. Currently, becoming an electric, HVAC or plumbing technician isn’t ranking high on the list of […]

How Soft Skills Can Advance Your Career in the Trades

When you imagine the daily work of a plumber, electrician, or HVAC technician, what comes to mind? Technicians in the trades must have all the skills required to install and repair complex systems, as well as to diagnose any problems that may arise. At the same time, you’ll also need to work with customers and […]

Here’s Why Plumbing, Electrical and HVAC Jobs Are In Such High Demand

Right now, there’s a very high demand for skilled tradespeople. There has always been a need for electricians, plumbers and HVAC technicians, and there always will be, but we need them more now than ever. If you follow any trades websites or have looked at job postings online lately, you’ll notice that there are pages […]

Top 7 Myths About Plumbing Jobs

Deciding to become a plumber is a major decision. It only makes sense that you want to find as much information about it as possible before you make the leap and start your plumbing training. But not everything you read or hear about plumbers is true. Some things you come across might just be stereotypes […]

Your Customers Care—Why Teaching Soft Skills Prepares Technicians for Everyday Situations

A recent Harvard Graduate School of Education study concluded that jobs that require high levels of cognitive, technical, and social skills have seen the highest levels of employment and wage growth relative to other jobs. Like other skill-based learning, social skills need to be trained and practiced repeatedly. This is especially true in the residential […]

Breaking Down 7 Common Myths about HVAC Technician Jobs

If you’re considering HVAC technician training, there’s a good chance you’ve done some research and found many perspectives to consider. During that research, you’ve probably also found some persistent rumors about HVAC jobs. From misconceptions about opportunities to misunderstandings of what it takes to get the job done, there are a lot of myths about […]

More Than Just a Job: Building a Career in the Home Service Trades

If you have ever considered pursuing a career in the home service trades, there has never been a better time than right now. The need for qualified residential HVAC, plumbing and electrical technicians is increasing, providing ample opportunity for new technicians to build a promising career. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the […]