2020 was a year like no other with more businesses closing than ever before. Even now, nearly halfway through 2021, we are still seeing local businesses and their HVAC workload being hit hard. But there is light at the end of the tunnel according to the Wall Street Journal. With lockdowns and restrictions being lifted, more office spaces, factories, and warehouses are opening and bringing employees back. As more people are vaccinated and return to their workplaces, the more these offices will need HVAC maintenance and upgrades to keep the momentum going.
Here in New England, we have seen a large boost in projects, budgets, and RFQs come through. Luckily, this isn’t just occurring in New England. This is obviously good news for the economy, but also for HVAC workers. Newer regulations and best practices will require better indoor air quality (IAQ). If you need to brush up on your IAQ, check out our article “Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) In 2020”.
While it’s hard to remain overly optimistic in our current business climate, there are many positive signs and opportunities for local businesses on the horizon. Industry Today and other media outlets are reporting on a “Made in USA Renaissance,” as local businesses are looking to support each other to boost the economy. This has led to a rise in wages for many employees, more appreciative and understanding clients (sometimes), and a healthier landscape for HVAC companies in general. We’re hopeful for more successful and profitable days ahead.
We hope that you have been able to stave off any negative business impacts from the past year and look forward to your workload getting back to normal. Here at BAC, we miss seeing our customers and interacting with them. In the meantime, we’ve spent the past year boosting our online inventory, practicing our retrofitting expertise, and looking forward to normalcy. Let us know how we can help you.