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Five Unsung Comforts Provided Through the Trades

We owe the professionals in the skilled trades a lot. It is not a reach to say that our society is fully reliant on their work. Without proper electrical, plumbing, and HVAC services, our communities would be far less comfortable and not nearly as healthy. Sanitary removal of wastewater, power for refrigeration and indoor temperature control protect our collective health in ways that we rarely consider on a day-to-day basis.

With that in mind, here are five unsung ways in which the work of tradespeople makes our lives easier.

Improved Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

The work of HVAC technicians ensures that homes and workplaces have the best indoor air quality possible. With the proper installation of HVAC systems and regular maintenance, the spaces we occupy have filtered air circulating through them at all times. This adds to our quality of life tremendously, but we often overlook how fortunate we are for the tradespeople who make it happen for us.

Safe Water Transfer

Water is essential to life and without plumbers, it could be difficult to trust the water in your home or workplace – if you had indoor water access at all. Their efforts ensure that the potable water flowing into your home is not cross-contaminated with the wastewater leaving it. We don’t think about the extensive knowledge plumbers have while we brush our teeth, but much of our daily routine would be impossible without plumbers.

Safety for Food and Medication

Refrigeration has changed the way we live our lives. The ability to store food for longer periods helped usher in a new era of even greater innovation. Medical research exploded into new frontiers with the ability to store samples, cultures and medication. Without electricians and HVAC professionals, none of this would be possible. The correct wiring of the systems that refrigeration systems are plugged into is essential to their ongoing operation. Think about these facts the next time you reach for a cold drink!

Accessibility Matters

Ensuring that our homes and workspaces are accessible for all requires dedication and thoughtful layout from plumbers, electricians and HVAC technicians. Beyond ensuring compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, these technicians can create spaces that are truly accessible through the placement of thermostats and other controls so that everyone in the space can be comfortable.

Dependability at All Hours

We rely on the systems and appliances that are serviced by electricians, plumbers and HVAC technicians daily and when one of them fails, our lives get interrupted. The dedicated response of these skilled tradespeople ensures that these disruptions are mere hiccups. It can be easy to take for granted, but if tradespeople only kept 9-5 business hours, we’d all be in a much different situation.

Support The Trades

Much like many of us who overlook the importance of tradespeople, students and young people often overlook the viable career waiting for them in the skilled trades.

At Explore The Trades, it is our mission to connect young people to opportunities in the trades. Job stability, schedule flexibility and competitive pay all await them – they just need to know it’s there. See how you can support our mission today.