Summary: From the tools you’ll need on the job, the estimated salary and the typical workday, these are a few of the pros and cons of HVAC careers. Could a career as a Heating & Cooling technician be the right fit for you?
We all know the importance of a functioning HVAC unit in our lives. They keep us cool in the blazing heat of the summer, and warm during the fridged air of the winter. Many of us can’t even imagine a time without an HVAC unit in our lives.
That being the case, you may have thought about making an actual career working with HVAC units. After all, you have a knack for working with electrical components, and you’ve heard that the pay is actually pretty well, so why not give it a try?
Well, like with most other things in life, there are HVAC career pros and cons that you’ll need to consider before you take the leap into unknown turf. Here are just a few things you’ll want to consider before you begin your HVAC career!
HVAC Career Pros and Cons: Skill Level
Skill level is one of the first things that is apparent in the world of HVAC servicing. Working with electrical components requires a significant level of experience in order to confidently handle the unit. You’ll need years before you can confidently keep yourself from short-circuiting a unit, or even worse, zap yourself on accident.
This is both good and bad for you as someone trying to start an HVAC business; having the skill level to conduct services will make it easy to start, but if you don’t have the needed years of experience under your belt, you’re most likely not going to get hired. Try going to an HVAC school to get the experience you need to confidently handle heating and air conditioning problems.
Con: Tools Can Be a Bit Expensive
The tools for any repair service can be a bit pricey, but HVAC tools are unique in that many of them are specifically designed for heating and air conditioning needs. These specific tools can end up being more expensive than most people care to spend. Before you go into business, make sure you have a budget that supports it.
Pro: There is Huge Demand Demand
There’s no mistaking that more homes than ever before are getting HVAC units installed, and the number continues to rise. And of course, each of these homes is going to eventually need some maintenance or repairs done to their unit, and they’ll need them more than once. In other words, this business is going nowhere anytime soon, meaning you can continue to make a steady profit.
Con: Hard Work
Handling service calls and correctly diagnosing, repairing and installing HVAC units can make for some long, hard days. The weather is often a factor, and it isn’t unusual for a heating and cooling technician to end up crawling on roofs or under a Michigan basement. Spiders are a plus!
Pro: Amazing people
We service the homes and businesses of the people right here, in our community. Their HVAC system is most often the largest investment they have aside from the home itself. Their comfort is our business and their objective. We meet some amazing people each day in our line of work. They are often grateful for the work we do, and their gratitude makes are jobs a special pleasure.
The Right Ones for the Job
Now that you know the HVAC career pros and cons, you know that it takes a bit more than what you may have believed to get in there and get the job done. With that being said, if you happen to run into any future HVAC problems that require assistance, make sure you don’t hesitate to call in the pros.
At Davison Heating and Cooling, there’s no job that we can’t do. We offer assistance in all types of HVAC work, including general heating and cooling troubleshooting, electrical assistance, water heater servicing, air quality services, and so much more.
Ready to get started? Feel free to reach out to request our services for your HVAC needs. Think you may have the chops to work in the HVAC industry? We’re always scouting for new talent, so make sure to talk with us to find out more about joining our team. A link to an application and more information is located here. We look forward to hearing from you!