National HVAC Tech Day

National HVAC Tech Day is a holiday intended as a day for everyone to observe the work of HVAC technicians and to acknowledge their importance in our daily lives. Without these essential workers, we couldn’t enjoy the comforts of heating and cooling without their contributions. And this alone is a good reason to thank technicians for all that they do.

The History of National HVAC Tech Day

According to popular sources, this holiday was created by ARS Rescue Rooter in 2016. This company provides heating, air conditioning repair, and emergency plumbing services. They created this holiday to show appreciation to all the HVAC technicians in the industry today, technicians who keep our climate-controlled environments in good running condition.

Cool HVAC Facts

Every time we observe a holiday, we learn a lot of facts about what the holiday celebrates. That is true for the HVAC industry as it is for anything else we’ve researched. So we decided to list some of the most interesting facts about this industry below.

  • Scientific research suggests that people who live in AC-cooled environments lose their natural tolerance for heat.
  • The New York Stock Exchange was one of the very first buildings to have AC installed in it.
  • Closing AC registers doesn’t save money. It actually causes problems due to the extra burden placed on the air conditioner’s compressor.
  • The Romans used heated floors during the winter months, making them the first people to use centralized heating.
  • The Roman central heating system is known as a hypocaust.
  • It’s been estimated that the amount of energy used by the U.S. just for heating and air conditioning exceeds the amount of electricity used on the entire continent of Africa for any purpose.
  • Herbert Hoover spent $30,000 to install air conditioning in the White House. That’s over $455,000 in today’s dollars.
  • Approximately 60% of U.S. homes are heated with gas-fired furnaces.
  • The first modern air conditioning system was invented by Willis Carrier in 1902.
  • A Minneapolis mansion was the first to have air conditioning built into it in 1913.
  • Air conditioners are one of the reasons why movie theaters’ popularity took off as people used them to escape the heat.
  • There are over 300,000 miles of natural gas pipelines in the United States.

Celebrating National HVAC Tech Day

This holiday can be observed by showing appreciation to a local HVAC technician and letting them know how much you appreciate all the work they do. It’s also a good day to use the hashtag #NationalHVACTechDay on social media and thank all HVAC technicians collectively over the Internet. Air conditioning and central heating are some of the most important systems in a person’s home, so this holiday is a great reminder to all of us to use them more thoughtfully.

When is it?
This year (2024)
June 22 Saturday
Next year (2025)
June 22 Sunday
Last year (2023)
June 22 Thursday
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