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Do HVAC Technicians Make Good Money?

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.

Thousands 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 update or replace equipment to meet a heightened requirement for energy efficiency and pollution reduction.

What Do HVAC Techs Do?

HVAC signifies heating, ventilation and air conditioning. It’s a good career if you enjoy 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 equipment
  • Installing, repairing and replacing pieces
  • Inspecting and testing components and equipment

As an HVAC technician, you should be able to do your job in small settings and intense temperatures, since systems are often located outside.

man working with HVAC equipment

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. Courses are available at technical/trade schools or community colleges.

Some companies might also ask for NATE certification, which helps further broaden your HVAC expertise and competencies.

You might also be able to learn through an apprenticeship, which can last three to five years.

Once you’re completed with education and are hired for your first job, you may be paired with a more skilled tech for additional practical 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 nation and in Haines City. Contact us at 863-216-2923 or send us a message to learn more about careers with Air Commander's Heating & Air Conditioning Co..

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