Not only does HVAC pay well, it’s one of the fastest-growing careers in the U.S..
The average pay for HVAC techs was $47,619 in 2018, according to the newest report from the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Many more techs will be required within the by 2028—about 46,300 to be correct, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics projections.
Technicians will be desired for new construction and smart climate-control systems. They’ll also be needed to improve or replace equipment to meet an increased requirement for energy efficiency and pollution reduction.
What Do HVAC Techs Do?
HVAC signifies heating, ventilation and air conditioning. It’s a an ideal career if you love mechanics, are patient and proficient in critical thinking.
As a tech, you’ll work on units in houses and commercial settings.
Some of your duties may include:
- Installing, cleaning and tuning up units
- Installing, repairing and replacing parts
- Inspecting and testing pieces and equipment
As an HVAC technician, you need to be able to do your job in small settings and intense temperatures, since units are often located outside.
How Long Does it Take to Become an HVAC Technician?
To begin you’ll need a high school diploma or GED.
Classes to become an HVAC technician can be as quick as six months or as lengthy as two years. Instruction is available at technical/trade schools or community colleges.
Some companies might also need NATE certification, which helps further deepen your HVAC knowledge and competencies.
You might also be able to become proficient through an apprenticeship, which can last three to five years.
Once you’re completed with instruction and are hired for your first job, you may be paired with a more knowledgeable tech for extra applied learning.
How Much Does HVAC Training Cost?
Expenses can change dependent on which kind of college you go to. You’ll also need to consider costs for books, materials and room and board, if you live on campus.
Here are average HVAC tuition costs compiled by Midwest Technical Institute:
- Technical/trade school: up to $15,000
- Community college: around $5,000 annually
- Apprenticeship: $500—$2,000
Interested in an HVAC Career at Air Commander's Heating & Air Conditioning Co.?
HVAC techs are in demand across the U.S. and in Haines City. Contact us at 863-216-2923 or send us a message to learn more about jobs with Air Commander's Heating & Air Conditioning Co..