About HVAC Techs

Extreme conditions are just another day at the office for an HVAC hero.

A few hours without AC or heat may be uncomfortable for us, but imagine working in those conditions every day of the week! HVAC technicians tirelessly brave the sweltering heat and numbing cold to restore our comfort, often at the hottest and coldest times of the year.

They go everywhere you’d hate to be!

Crawl spaces, attics and all points in between—that’s where you’ll find an HVAC pro. Depending on the age and condition of the building, they may run into anything from dust, debris and cobwebs to pests, mildew and claustrophobically close quarters.

HVAC technicians can save you some green…

Want your next HVAC system to maximize your energy savings? An HVAC expert can help you choose the right equipment for your home’s needs and your family’s heating and cooling habits. He or she can even recommend different thermostat options that range from set-it-and-forget-it simplicity to real-time smartphone controls with power usage tracking.

The savings don’t stop there! Regular maintenance, provided by your trusted HVAC technician, helps keep your system running at peak efficiency. That prevents energy waste and minimizes wear and tear that can shorten the life of your HVAC investment.

…and they help you live greener!

Don’t forget that saving energy means saving the earth’s valuable resources. When an HVAC professional helps you select and maintain efficient heating and cooling systems, he’s also helping you reduce your carbon footprint.

1. Occupational Outlook
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2015, the median pay for HVAC Techs was $21.59 per hour, or $45,110 annually. In 2014, there were 292,000 jobs in the heating and cooling industry. Most HVAC pros work 40-45 hours per week and often work overtime and holidays to restore comfort back into people’s lives.

2. Typical Work Environment
There is an intense need for qualified HVAC techs across the United States. Homes, schools, hospitals, office buildings and factories typically need HVAC attention and work. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, HVAC pros have one of the highest rates of injuries and illnesses of all occupations. Conditions include extreme heat or numbing cold, working in confined spaces, and working outside of normal business hours. Every service call is a new experience and the job can often be unpredictable.

3. Industry Growth
A 14% industry growth in employment rates of HVAC Techs is expected by 2024. Employers are struggling to find qualified technicians with excellent trouble shooting, computer, and electronic skills.

4. Tools of the Trade
HVAC Techs use a variety of tools during system installations including screwdrivers, wrenches, pipe cutter, and other basic hand tools. During technician training, they will also learn how to use carbon monoxide tester, voltmeters, combustion analyzers, and acetylene torches.