The survey, which was conducted by Thornhvac throughout 2015, set out to find the companies that were perceived as being leaders in their field and ones that people really wanted to work for.
We weren’t necessarily asking people to comment on their current or past employer, rather to tell us how they felt about the brands within the industry from a career perspective.
As well as gathering information gained from personal experience, it was the perceptions of HVAC brands that interested us most and why some companies were more desirable to work for than others.
Respondents considered almost 30 different UK heating manufacturers. There were a number of companies that clearly stood out in the survey including Vaillant, Ideal Boilers, Bosch Thermotechnology, Hamworthy Heating, Broag-Remeha, Hoval, Viessmann and Baxi.
Product and service were almost equally important to staff when choosing their top commercial heating manufacturer which shows just how critical good after sales support is to reputation and morale.
The study also asked employees which companies they believed had the best products and what qualities were most important when deciding what makes a good product.
The results were slightly different here and although the same manufacturers appeared at the top of the list, some scored higher for their products than they did as an employer.