What is comfort? Over the years we’ve asked this question to thousands of HVAC contractors, distributors, and manufacturers and we rarely get exactly the same answer.
Back in 1994, then editor-in-chief Dominick Guarino wrote this in the introduction of the inaugural Quality Home Comfort Award
competition: “One definition of comfort in a home would be an individual’s ability to control the indoor environment based on his or her comfort needs.”
The operative word here is control. It seems that most people are most comfortable when they have control over their environment. Yet most people settle for the bare minimum when it comes to their residential comfort systems.
The Quality Home Comfort Award program has always been about teaching consumers and contractors alike that settling for less is unacceptable.
This year’s winners are shining examples of how comfort can be attained in the smallest to the largest homes. It’s more than just a matter of degrees — it’s a matter of understanding how the entire home operates as a system. These contractors have studied the science of comfort and know how to apply comfort solutions with style. You can too.