Skilled Trades

Four Things HVAC-R Techs Love about Their Jobs

Skilled TradesSeptember 01, 2021

If you’re enjoying your nice warm house or comfortable office on a crisp fall day, you can thank the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC-R) techs who install and repair all types of heating and cooling systems. On September 22, 2021—which happens to also be the first official day of autumn—you can celebrate their work and the technology that makes it all possible by celebrating National Temperature Control Day!  

We know that HVAC techs make customers happy when they install a new system or repair a failing one. We wondered what makes them happy about doing their jobs. 

Offering value to others 

Brady V. had been jumping from job to job and wanted to make a greater contribution. He graduated from the HVAC program at Fortis’s Salt Lake City, Utah campus and is now a commercial technician, working on restaurant equipment, including ovens and ice machines. “I feel a lot more confident and comfortable in my own skin,” he said. “I feel knowledgeable and valuable that I have something to bring to society and offer people.” 

Making a difference 

Michael C., a HVAC graduate from Fortis’s Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio campus, loves interacting with customers. “Every day I get up to go to work knowing that I'm out there making a difference in people's lives,” he said. “And that definitely changed my view of my life.” 

Saving the day 

Jarvis K. always loved tinkering with electronics. When he heard about the HVAC program at Fortis’s Mobile, Alabama campus, he knew it was a perfect fit. His favorite part of the job is saving the day. “When you go in somewhere and everybody is hot and sweating, and then you come in and you get that air conditioner going—it’s just instant gratification,” he said. “It’s a beautiful feeling.” 

Experiencing variety throughout the day 

Andy D., HVAC graduate from Fortis in Nashville, Tennessee. loves everything about being an HVAC tech—especially the variety. “I don't do the same thing every day,” he said. “I travel around for most of the day. [The education and job] changed my personal life because it made me realize that I can do a lot more than I thought I could.” 

If you think you’d enjoy becoming an HVAC tech, Fortis can provide you with the education you need. Visit our website for more information and to find an HVAC training program near you or call (855) 436-7847 to speak with a representative today.