There are a lot of bizarre holidays out there. For example, Jan. 21 is Squirrel Appreciation Day, Feb. 2 is Play Your Ukulele Day, March 24 is Chocolate covered Raisins Day, May 5 is No Pants Day, Nov. 14 is Pickle Day … the list goes on and on!
I’m not sure about the history behind Pickle Day or the meaning of No Pants Day, but I can tell you there is one obscure holiday we should not forget about.
As someone whose air conditioning broke in my home and work space in the same week, I have found a new love and appreciation for heating, ventilation and air conditioning technicians.
With June 21 being the first day of summer and our days getting longer and hotter, it seems June 22 is a perfect day for National HVAC Technician Day.
Many of us take our indoor comforts for granted until they’re gone and its 92 degrees in the upstairs of your home and your kids are crying because they can’t sleep and it’s too hot.
HVAC technicians keep our systems running, and come to our rescue when they aren’t working properly. They are the unsung heroes in our everyday lives and if that’s not reason enough to show them a little love, here are a few more.
A few weeks, days or hours without air conditioning or heat may be miserable for us, but imagine working in those conditions every day of the week. HVAC technicians constantly brave the sweltering heat and numbing cold to restore our comfort, often at the hottest and coldest times of the year.
They brave the spaces you would hate to be. Crawl spaces, attics, basements and all the creepy, crawly places in between. Those are the miserable places HVAC technicians have to go to keep you comfortable. They may even run into a few critters, debris and cobwebs and in claustrophobic conditions.
HVAC technicians can save you money. An HVAC expert can help you choose the right equipment for your home’s needs and your family’s heating and cooling habits. He or she can even recommend different thermostat options that can be more energy efficient and lower your electric bill.
Don’t forget that saving energy also means you’re helping to reduce your carbon footprint. When a technician helps you select and maintain efficient heating and cooling systems, he’s also helping you go green.
National HVAC Tech Day was created in 2016 by American Residential Services, a Memphis, Tennessee-based national provider of air conditioning, heating and plumbing services. The day was pioneered as an official declaration to show appreciation to all the HVAC technicians in the industry.
So if you see one of the 47 HVAC technicians who work here on Fort Bragg for the Directorate of Public Works, give them a high five, a pat on the back, a hug or just a simple “Thank you!”