November 6, 2013

The Life and Career of a HVAC Technician

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What provide homeowners a managed climate and a comfortable environment are HVAC systems, which are set up, repaired and maintained by HVAC technicians. A technician at HVAC or HAVCR, also known as heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration system can specialize at any of these areas, or they can specialize in all of them. Also hydroponics, solar panels and commercial refrigeration equipment can be an area of their expertise.

Somewhere between 2008 and 2018 employment for HVAC technicians are expected to go up by twenty-eight percent and that is according to BLS or the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which a national agency liable for the computation of labor market activity, price changes and working conditions in the nation. You can start your career as a HVAC technician by asking your local HVAC schools for information, because as of now a lot of opportunities for work will take place for certified and skilled HVAC technicians.

How to Start Off

Each element of HVACR (heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration) takes about 6 months hvac training to 2 years of training in community colleges, trade or technical schools or the United States armed forces, whichever technicians choose to get their HVAC training from. Three accrediting organizations usually give standards for HVAC training, and these are The NCCER and PHARA. The majority of companies believe that a HVAC technician can only be reliable and proficient after 6 months to 2 years of experience, and that is after undergoing HVAC training. HVAC technicians can also take up apprenticeship, which usually goes on for 3 to 5 years with a competent mentor.

When it comes to HVAC systems repair and maintenance is just as important to how properly it is installed, so all of these components are done by a HVAC technician, even part replacement and removal are taken in consideration to ensure your HVAC system’s performance is at its best. Further repairs and replacement are also done for out of season HVAC systems and equipment. In winter for instance, your air conditioning systems will go through maintenance and testing to make sure you’re ready for summer. And when summer time comes, HVAC technicians upgrade your heating systems for the coming winter.

The Ins and Outs

According to a HVAC job description, regular HVAC technicians have their own work schedule but there are times where in they are called and sent out of their work hours to do emergency repairs. Which is very common in summer when the heat is harsh, this will sooner or later result to more emergency repairs. Even the start of summer and winter up to the end are busy days for HVAC technicians, maintaining and repairing for the coming season. Danger should be expected when working as a HVAC technician, especially when older buildings are involved. Replacing or installing equipment alone is a risk being exposed to electricity, dust, flammable fuel and chemicals and this is why everything must be done with precaution when at work. The HVAC salary is around 19 dollars per hour, where in working for the government or in cities generally gives off more pay than the usual.

Category : Vocational Careers

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