The Life and Times of HVAC Technicians

Almost any building built today runs off an HVAC system.  It’s what breathes life (and comfortable climate conditions) into our homes and businesses.

But HVAC systems don’t set themselves up.  Much like plumbing, electricity, or telephone/cable/internet wires, there is a distinct method to the madness of HVAC systems, and that system is masterminded by an HVAC contractor.

Or if you prefer, an HVAC technician.

The Duties of an HVAC Contractor

An HVAC contractor or technician is responsible for the installation and (typically) repair and maintenance on heating, ventilation, air condition, and refrigeration systems.

As all of these systems work together, it is important to have a contractor who knows what he or she is doing.  Improper airflow can result in poor climate control, stale air within the home, and high electricity bills.

HVAC maintenance is often just as important as installation.

By keeping an HVAC system running optimally, a building honor not only ensures they’ll have better air and more comfortable temperatures, but they free themselves from costly future repairs.  That is why many HVAC contractors, particularly commercial contractors, have regular maintenance schedules and follow-ups that they do.

There is software for HVAC contractors that can store and update clients, schedules, contact information, part inventory, and more.

How Does One Become an HVAC Contractor

Like most contractor positions, the laws change from state-to-state.  Many states require an HVAC contractor to be licensed, but some do not.  However, even though a state might not require a person to have a license, an individual city might.

Most HVAC contactors complete apprenticeship and/or actual classes from a trade school or community college.  Once classes are completed, if a person wants or needs to earn an official license, they can take a test.  Areas that may be tested include math, mechanical drawing, chemistry, electronics, blueprint reading, and more.

To learn more about testing and whether or not a state requires contractors to have a license, you can visit this website here.

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