Tulsa, Oklahoma 2021-07-28 21:02:09 –
Tulsa, Oklahoma — Hot weather always means busy HVAC technicians, but this year’s pandemic adds new challenges.
While managing endless calls, some technicians also deal with shortages of equipment and employees.
“Parts can be difficult to obtain,” said Chris Williams, service technician at Logic Heating & Cooling.
The COVID-19 pandemic began to confuse orders last year. Currently, certain equipment and fixtures, such as refrigerants, are still difficult to obtain.
“They had a lot of heat waves to the north, so a lot of refrigerant is up there,” said Tipton Evans. “The pandemic has significantly reduced production.”
Evans runs his own heating and air business. As production slowed, he raised client service costs.
“If you are billed for equipment and materials three times, the price goes up,” says Evans.
The lack of tools he is dealing with is not the only one. Evans also doesn’t have enough hands to catch up with the phone.
“It’s hard to find someone to go to work,” he said.
There are three positions that Evans needs to fill.
To reduce the workload of technicians, they advise competent individuals to clean their outdoor AC units. It is important to wash it inside out. The first step is to power off the unit. Then remove the top where the fan is installed and cover the inner wall with water.
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