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    Question on the industry movement

    Hey guys im not sure if this is the right place to put this but I didnt seem to find a better place. Ill give you a little back story then ask my question so sorry if its long.

    I went to a technical highschool learned hvac then from there went to work at an oil company doing oil work for about 8 years then moved to a smaller outfit that did a bit of everything, installs and service. Left there and currently working at a camp doing maintence and have been looking to get back into the feild. I saw a job opening and sent in my resume and he called me back and set up an interview. I think it went well but he told me about how his bussiness is focused towards and thats where Im on the fence. Hes more into, as I see it, a green aspect. He does alot of LEED houses and uses alot of high effecincy units takes alot of measuring of static pressures and looks into how well the old ducts are sealed and bassicly looks for the lose of the system. Most companys I have worked for or seen do work dont look into anything like that. He mentioned a sceniro of a customer wanting a new system on a 5 year old system and told me that most of the time the equipment isnt the problem its the structure and the duct work. He says they look more at the house and the matterials used that could upgrade to a higher efficency home.

    My question is Are you guys out in the feild seeing more and more of this, and is the industry heading toward high effecincy homes and systems?

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    Yes and yes. More efficient, more expensive, less durable, and less reliable. But that's where it's headed.

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    More effecient more rebates and more sales points. But he sounds like he has a good system going I would stick it out and learn all you can.

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    Well I just went for an interview and it sounded a bit too good to be true mixed with a side that I have never heard of before from my previous employment.

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    That is where the industry is headed IMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by wicat3 View Post
    Well I just went for an interview and it sounded a bit too good to be true mixed with a side that I have never heard of before from my previous employment.
    Like how so?

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    Well at my other jobs we put in mitshubishi systems and carrier infinity systems that was hi effecency to them. As for the to good to be true he does alot of word of mouth avertising, very high end clients, alot of certifications such as LEED and working closely with companys like energy star and what not. Hard to explain just got a good vibe but almost like it was too good and no down fall to the company which is never true i guess

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    *UPDATE*

    Well I have been talking with the guy and he seems really excited to bring me on board with his company. I was offered the job and took it. Im not excited about the pay he offered me but its more then im making right know and it sounds like room for advancement and another licsense under my belt which I think adds up to more in my book

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    That's great news and it sounds like you can learn a lot from this guy. Way ahead of Mr. "Drill hole here, connect white to A, red to B, green to C... Multi-what?".

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    Yes he seems to be very big into controls and very ahead of the curve. Some of the stuff we talked about I had already started learning and have previous training and certification. But im just excited to get back into the feild and learn some more. I know ill start to live on this site soon lol

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    Yes yes yes

    Sounds like this company is cutting edge.

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    Thanks any advice on how to get a good jump start and handle on all this new stuff? I have most of my experince in the oil field and only a few years in the a/c and gas heating area so it sounds alot of this will be new to me and i want to get a good handle on it so i can learn it in a better time then going in with nothing if that makes sense

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    idk but maybe some energy star , LEED green building stuff???????????

    LEED AP training and certification??????????
    I WILL SELL WORK,GENERATE BUSINESS, GO GET NEW CUSTOMERS!
    YOU SHUT THE HELL UP AND QUIT RUNNING YOUR MOUTH!

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