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A Day as an HVAC Technician

Posted by on Aug 28, 2019 in Air Conditioning, Career, HVAC, News | Comments Off on A Day as an HVAC Technician

A Day as an HVAC Technician

HVAC TechnicianOne thing that you can never say about an HVAC technician’s life: it’s boring. People trained in HVAC can have such varying job descriptions that depending on whom you ask you’ll get a different answer on just what entails a day in the life of an HVAC technician. One thing is for sure; a career in the HVAC field is one that takes commitment that commensurate with adequate compensation and job opportunities. Good HVAC technicians can write their ticket when it comes to choosing their employer. Modern Air & Refrigeration will attempt to give you a glimpse into the exciting world of HVAC.

Start of an HVAC Technician’s Day

An HVAC technician’s day starts in a myriad of ways depending on their responsibilities. If they are on-call, for example, it can be at almost any time they receive a client’s call. Each case is unique, and timeline to completion varies depending on the complexity. A regular day usually starts by touching base with the main office. There the day’s duties are divvied up among the available technicians of the day. Depending on seniority and experience jobs can vary and options can be increased or decreased. The overarching theme with an HVAC technician job is options. There is no shortage of them!

Standard Duties for an HVAC Technician

Standard duties is another one that falls into the category of it varies. The nature of the tasks at hand may change from a few big jobs to relatively minor but numerous tasks. An HVAC technician can also specialize in specific types of jobs depending on their preference. Some technicians can do mostly full installations or replacements. These techs usually may do one to two jobs a day at the most. Others can specialize in small repairs and additions. Furthermore, depending on the workplace duties may be separated by commercial versus residential as they each require a different set of skills.

Miscellaneous Tasks

If you recall we began this article with a call to the uniqueness of an HVAC technician’s job. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the various miscellaneous tasks that come with the position. You will find most technicians with company cars that they can take home. This perk comes with its responsibilities such as regular upkeep and maintenance schedules. As the face of the company a technician is also expected to maintain client relationships. Some technicians are assigned service areas where they are responsible for service and sales. The added sales responsibility usually commensurate with bonuses and added compensation structures.

Are you ready for an exciting career as an HVAC technician? Visit our careers section to find out how you too can get started working for Modern Air & Refrigeration.  Or call Modern Air and Refrigeration’s 24/7 line at (941) 404-7557 or send us a quick message.

What’s it Like Working for Modern Air & Refrigeration?

Posted by on Aug 21, 2019 in Career, HVAC, News, Sarasota | Comments Off on What’s it Like Working for Modern Air & Refrigeration?

What’s it Like Working for Modern Air & Refrigeration?

working for modern airWe are delighted that you would ask. Since 1999 we have been committed to delivering excellence in customer service to our clients in Bradenton, Sarasota, and Anna Maria areas. We serve commercial and residential clients with various services form air conditioning to heating to refrigeration and ice machines. You want to work for us because we have an awesome work atmosphere where you’ll truly feel like you are among family. Working for Modern Air & Refrigeration is a one-of-a-kind experience that will enrich not only your professional life but your personal life as well.

Modern Air Work Atmosphere

At Modern Air and Refrigeration, leadership and innovation come naturally. Our team constantly transforms to meet the changing landscape of the marketplace, serving customers with quality service, installations, and products. It continues today with innovations that consistently reinvent the business and our team as we strive for raising our standards for quality, safety, and sustainability. Working for Modern Air will push the limits of your abilities to achieve your potential.

Teamwork While Working for Modern Air & Refrigeration

Modern Air & Refrigeration believes that a team without spirit is a dead team. We encourage a cooperative atmosphere by ensuring you receive the proper support necessary for you to excel at your job. We offer training opportunities to improve your abilities, office perks that keep you fueled throughout your day, and a dedicated administrative staff that cares about your well-being beyond being an employee. Our continued success in the Sarasota area can be closely linked to our treatment of our employees. You are our representation to our clients and our business, your happiness commensurate with our happiness.

Competitive Rewards

What’s a team without adequate motivation? Although we are huge believers in intrinsic motivation, we are well-aware that life necessitates adequate compensation. We closely follow the philosophy that you get what you pay for. This translates to the compensation we provide our staff. Your pay will match your experience while exceeding local rates to ensure we keep you as a long term employee. We have a long-term view of our operations in this area, and for that we will need the right team. We offer numerous commission and bonus opportunities to give you the chance to earn above your standard rate.

What are you waiting for? Visit our careers section to find out how you too can get started working for Modern Air & Refrigeration.  Or call Modern Air and Refrigeration’s 24/7 line at (941) 404-7557 or send us a quick message.

Air Quality Testing is Necessary for Your Home

Posted by on Jul 17, 2019 in AC Service, Air Conditioning, News | Comments Off on Air Quality Testing is Necessary for Your Home

Air Quality Testing is Necessary for Your Home

Air Quality TestingAir quality testing is not a topic you often hear about inside the home. For most of us, the only time we concern ourselves with the quality of the air in our home is when we burn something cooking.

That nasty smell is not the only concern we should have about our air, however. Besides the workplace, home is where we spend most of our time. Low quality air in our home can lead to temporally, and in some cases, long term health problems.

So what can you do to improve the air quality in your home? Modern Air & Refrigeration has a handy guide on the steps you can take to protect you and your loved ones from the dangers of low quality air.

Common Indoor Air Pollutants

Air quality testing for homes typically looks for common household pollutants such as carbon monoxide, radon, asbestos, and more. Most of these pollutants are introduced into the home by the current or previous occupants. These pollutants appear depending on the age of your home in cases of building materials such as asbestos. Other pollutants such as mold and mildew can only be detected by eyesight most likely by the homeowner.

Homes with pets are also more likely to suffer from dander and droppings from pests that attach themselves to pets. Pesticides are another common source of pollutants. Most modern pesticides have natural, non-toxic alternatives that should be used inside the home instead.

Air Quality Testing Methods

Depending on the pollutant, air quality testing can be done by the homeowner using readily available testing kits. Volatile organic compounds such as formaldehyde can be detected by over the counter kits. Similarly, carbon monoxide alarms are invaluable throughout your home to protect against this dangerous pollutant.

The problem with detection methods for homeowners lies in the fact that you first have to suspect there is an issue to test for it. For most sufferers of poor indoor air quality, physical symptoms such as constant sneezing or runny noses are not easily associated with the air quality inside the home leading to months of discomfort before the issue is discovered and properly treated.

Air Quality Maintenance

So how can you as a homeowner accurately test and keep your indoor air quality up to the highest standards? The first step is in ensuring your air conditioning system is operating at its most optimal level. Your HVAC unit is the circulator of the air within your home. It’s the first line of defense against any pollutants that may plague your home. Barring that, a professional indoor air testing check is highly recommended. The Florida state government has a handy list of local providers you can contact to test your home.

Keep your indoor quality level after your air quality test. Call Modern Air and Refrigeration’s 24/7 line at (941) 404-7557 or send us a quick message for HVAC maintenance.

My AC Won’t Turn On

Posted by on Jul 15, 2019 in AC Service, Air Conditioning, HVAC, News, Tips | Comments Off on My AC Won’t Turn On

My AC Won’t Turn On

AC Won't Turn OnThe worst has happened; your AC won’t turn on. Where do you go from here? If you’re like most homeowners panic has fully set in. You’re scratching your head trying to find the phone number of the last reliable HVAC company you dealt with for a hurried phone call. But fear not. Put that phone down for now and check out Modern Air & Refrigeration’s troubleshooting tips for an air conditioning unit that won’t turn on. If these tips fail, you then reach out to a local trusted HVAC contractor for help.

AC Power Issues

This tip might seem obvious to some but not all. Check your circuit breaker for your AC’s section. Often the huge amounts of complicated electronics that consist of a central AC system don’t mesh well with an electric setup that might not be in tip-top shape. If this turns out to be why your AC won’t turn on great! It’s now time to call an electrician. Unless there were extenuating circumstances, such as a storm, a circuit breaker tripping might be an indicator of a more serious problem either with your HVAC system or the electric lines in your home. Either situation leaves you at risk of much more serious consequences than a hot or cold home from an unpowered AC unit.

Air Filter Woes

Your AC system comes with several built-in safety features to keep your air circulating in a safe and expedient manner inside your home. One of these features could be the reason why your AC won’t turn on. If your air filter is too clogged to allow the proper operation of your HVAC system, it may automatically turn off. A clogged air filter can lead to a host of problems ranging from a broken AC system to a fire in the most extreme of circumstances. Your air conditioner relies on this important component to keep not only your air clean but its own operations running smoothly as well.

The Thermostat Chronicles

The thermostat is the access point you most interact with when it comes to your AC system. Depending on the type of thermostat you have the breakdown in your AC’s operation could be here. Check to see if the lights are on if you have an electronic thermostat. If you have an older electromechanical thermostat, keep in mind that these need regular cleanings to operate properly. Check the batteries and power connection, again depending on your thermostat type, and make sure that they are properly connected.

Do you need a professional’s touch with figuring out why your AC won’t turn on? Call Modern Air and Refrigeration’s 24/7 line at (941) 404-7557 or send us a quick message for an immediate response.

Modern Air and Refrigeration Testimonials

Posted by on Jun 25, 2019 in Air Conditioning, Bradenton, News | Comments Off on Modern Air and Refrigeration Testimonials

Modern Air and Refrigeration Testimonials

testimonialsThe Modern Air and Refrigeration team is dedicated to providing the highest quality service to its clients. We were founded on values based on honesty, integrity and treating our clients like family. We have a selection of Modern Air and Refrigeration testimonials we have received over the years from clients like you point to the fact that we have been successful in adhering to those goals through our years of service. But don’t take our word for it check what some of our clients have to say about our services:

Modern Air and Refrigeration Google Testimonials – 4.8 out of 5 stars with 98 reviews!

“Jon did a semiannual service on our system. I found him to be knowledgeable, friendly, and efficient. He was able to correct some issues not handled by our previous provider. Service prices were fair. We will be continuing to use his company for our air conditioning needs.”

– Jenna J.

“Just wanted to take minute to tell you how I appreciate this company. My air quit on Saturday from the time I called Modern Air to the time it was fixed it was less then 3 hours. The technician Eric was polite and knowledgeable.” – Charlene V.

“John was helpful and professional.  He completed the job, explained to me what he had done, and it was all done in a very short period of time…. It was lovely to have such a good experience!” – Cathey B.

These and many other Google Testimonials for Modern Air & Refrigeration can be found here.

Modern Air and Refrigeration Facebook Testimonials – 4.3 out of 5 stars with 23 reviews.

“On time, very professional and pleasant technicians.” – John C.

“Love Love Love my new A/C unit!!!! Brett went above and beyond to accommodate us with our new install. The technicians were knowledgeable and were very professional and efficient. This wasn’t a drop in installation, but it came out beautiful. I now have an honest A/C company that I will be using again in the future!!!!” – Debbie G.

“The agent who came to my house was knowledgeable, an excellent teacher proficient and fast. Rates were fare. I would definitely recommend them again” – Victor F.

These and many other Facebook Testimonials for Modern Air & Refrigeration can be found here.

Modern Air and Refrigeration Angie’s List Testimonials

“Daryl was professional, very knowledgeable and was genuinely concerned regarding the condition of my AC unit. He thoroughly performed a maintenance check and service. Thank you.” – Annual Service

“Excellent. Mike M 32423 is the best technician. Very thorough and explains everything” – Routine Maintenance

“Excellent company. I have a yearly contract with them and will continue to do that. Very professional, prompt and reasonable. Definitely would recommend.” – Regular Maintenance

These and many other Angie’s List Testimonials for Modern Air & Refrigeration can be found here.

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