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The Path to Success as an HVAC Technician / Installer

Like many professions, a career in HVAC can be pretty cool –or hot, depending on the project. But the overall objective is to deliver quality service and expert know-how so residential and commercial clients stay comfortable all year round. That’s what Heating & Cooling Two does every day. Keep reading to learn more about the path to success as an HVAC professional.

Overview

HVAC technicians install, repair, replace, and maintain the systems that control temperature, humidity, and air quality within a home or building. Ensuring proper operation of heating, cooling, and ventilation equipment provides comfortable, clean air for a healthy and welcoming environment.

On any given day, an HVAC tech has various responsibilities that can include:

  • Check furnaces regularly.
  • Electronic air cleaner cells and pre-screen filters (found upstream of large cells) should be washed in laundry tub or dishwasher on a monthly basis. Be sure that filters are completely dry before returning to cartridge.
  • Start your furnace prior to the arrival of cold weather. If startup problems occur, call us at 763.428.3677.
  • An annual cleaning and tune-up will also assure continued efficiency and dependability for your furnace and your air conditioner.

Every call has the potential for something different. Knowing all facets of the job is key to analyzing, understanding, and solving new challenges.

Input and Output

The first step on the path to success as an HVAC tech is acquiring the necessary education and training. This most often requires a high school diploma or GED equivalent. Math, computer science, and physics classes provide material that is applicable in the HVAC industry.

Earning an HVAC certificate is the next step and can be accomplished by taking some additional courses, which can be completed in less than a year. This added instruction will help you develop a range of specialized skills needed to become a successful technician.

An apprenticeship can help you gain first-hand practice while learning from others. Some apprenticeships combine classes with real-world training. An apprenticeship can provide additional experience and possibly a leg up on job market competition.

Obtaining certifications for specific systems can also help expand your knowledge and capabilities within the industry

Outlook

Employment opportunities for HVAC technicians depend a lot on residential and commercial construction. With increased demand, HVAC employment is projected to grow by 15 percent through 2026, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The path to success as an HVAC technician involves education, hands-on training, and a thorough understanding of the intricacies of HVAC systems and equipment. This exciting and rewarding profession offers something new every day, including the satisfaction of delivering temperature-controlled comfort to residents and businesses. If this piques your interest, Heating & Cooling Two would love to hear from you. Contact us today to learn about employment opportunities.

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