5 Key Ways Tech Is Revolutionizing Trade Education

In today’s rapidly evolving world, technology plays a pivotal role in reshaping trade education, making it more accessible, engaging, and effective than ever before. You can also get yourself EPA Certified online whenever you want. How crazy is that? Here’s a concise overview of how technological advancements are transforming the trades, preparing a new generation […]

The Trades & AI

The news media is filled with stories about the wondrous achievements of Artificial Intelligence, usually shortened to “AI.” AI is the most advanced form of computer technology, with the machines programmed to adapt and learn things not included in the original computer coding. Some experts regard it as the initial step for computers to become […]

Smart Homes Need Smart Plumbers

Plumbing is perhaps the least glamorous of all the skilled trades, subjected to endless potty humor. That is unfair, because plumbing is also the most fundamental of all the trades. Long before humans discovered electricity or devised central HVAC, ancient civilizations in Greece and Rome recognized that waste disposal is critical to human well-being and […]

Smart Homes Need Smart Electricians

It’s hard to believe that there are still people alive who grew up without electricity in their homes. Think of what life was like without lights that turn on and off with the flick of a switch, without refrigerators, toasters, microwave ovens and so many other electrical appliances, without outlets in every room of the […]

Smart Homes Need Smart HVAC/R Technicians

The human race has come a long way from fireplaces and stoves to keep warm and hand-held fans to cool off. For more than a century we have learned to harness the physical properties of air and water to keep us warm in winter and cool in summer. Doing so has required the use of […]

Smart Homes Need Smart Technicians

“Wrench jockey” is a somewhat insulting term sometimes used to describe a trade worker. These days, the terminology is not only unkind but off the mark. Sure, wrenches, screwdrivers and other manual tools are still essential components of a toolbox, but the tools of the skilled trades are constantly evolving to include sophisticated electronic instrumentation […]

Plumbing: There’s Nothing Old-School About It!

It’s mostly invisible and we don’t think about it until it stops working, so we might not think that there’s much new in the way of plumbing. But today’s plumbers are discovering that technology is transforming the trades. Plumbing is an entire industry onto itself and parts of it are being revolutionized faster because of […]

How Technology Is Shaping lives of Plumbers, Electricians, HVAC Techs

Efficiency has never been more important than it is right now if you’re about to explore a career in the trades as a plumber, electrician or HVAC technician. Our homes are being transformed as we look for ways to to save money through the use of technology and become more energy efficient. If you’re thinking […]

Smart Devices Need Smart Tradespeople

Homes nowadays have features that enable lights to turn on and off automatically as people enter and exit rooms. You can order Alexis to play your favorite recordings or TV shows. You can program appliances remotely via your cell phone. You can buy a toilet that pampers your tush, and enjoy HVAC systems that can […]

Disrupting The Trades: How Technology Is Transforming The Future

Products like the Nest thermostat and smart home systems make it easy to see how technology has changed the residential services industry. Electricians and HVAC technicians are servicing equipment that didn’t exist in homes even five years ago! Plumbers make up a part of the trades, as well. Has technology made dramatic changes in what […]