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  • HVAC Technicians install, maintain, and repair heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. Many HVAC technicians opt to specialize in areas such as commercial refrigeration, climate control, or air quality and transfer, while others are experts in all aspects of HVAC design and implementation.
  • Ask yourself do you like to....

    • Use complex thinking to find & implement solutions?
    • Understand how things work and how to fix them?
    • Use strength and coordination on the job?
    • Respond quickly to restore comfort?

    …then a career as a HVAC Installer might be for you.

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  • About HVAC Technicians  

     

  • What HVAC Technicians do What HVAC Technicians do

    • Install, maintain, and repair entire HVAC systems
    • Use welding equipment to connect piping
    • Work with hand & power tools
    • Test for leaks in HVAC systems
    • Read blueprints
    • Prepare cost estimates
  • Working conditions Working conditions

    • Residential and/or commercial sites
    • Indoor and/or outdoor
    • Sometimes work in inclement weather
    • Cramped spaces
  • Where HVAC Technicians work Where HVAC Technicians work

    • Residential and/or commercial Plumbing, heating, and air-conditioning contractors
    • Self-employed
    • Wholesale and/or retail trade
  • Work schedule Work schedule

    May include some:
    • Evenings
    • Weekends
    • Holidays
    • Overtime
  • Career path     

  • What it takes to become a HVAC technician What it takes to become a HVAC technician

    Education/Training
    • High school diploma or equivalency
    • Apprenticeships
    • Two-year trade or vocational school (*some online programs available)
  • Skills needed Skills needed

    • Detail oriented
    • Problem solver
    • Math Skills
    • Team player
    • Physical strength and stamina
    • Communication skills
    • Customer service skills