Skilled Trades

What it Takes to Work in HVAC

Skilled TradesFebruary 24, 2015

HVAC, Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, technicians are the behind-the-scenes experts who help create ideal in-door settings for families, commercial and industrial work teams, travelers and recreationalists. HVAC technicians are the masters of temperature, humidity and air quality, providing comfort as people work, play and relax, regardless of what elements and climate they may face outdoors. Becoming an HVAC technician demands industry-specific knowledge in systems that continue to advance in complexity and functioning as heating and AC system designers and engineers discover new ways to enhance energy and operational efficiency. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, most employers of HVAC technicians prefer employees with postsecondary education or formal apprenticeship completion. Also, as far as individual qualities, HVAC technicians need to have strong mechanical and people skills, physical strength, time management skills, and manual dexterity and must be good at identifying and solving problems by using advanced diagnostic equipment. Click on the following link to learn more about HVAC schools near you.