Technology and the perfect storm

Technology and the perfect storm

Pretty soon you’ll need more screen space to display all the apps you’ll need to trouble-shoot your customers’ mechanical widgets Technology is supposed to enable us to be more productive, and when it works well, it does; when it falls apart, it becomes a nightmare I worry that the new generations of service techs will be totally dependent upon technology and will not possess mechanical trouble-shooting skills

At the recent AHR Expo convention in Orlando, technology was a prominent feature built into virtually all of the products on display. From smart thermostats to equipment that actively communicates with other HVAC components as well as water heaters (if the same brand), and all of it available via your smart phone, via email, or from your tablet or computer.

Data logging and energy usage reports are becoming the norm, rather than the exception. The down side is the lack of free-flowi

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