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Do HVAC Technicians Make Good Money?

Not only does HVAC have a decent paycheck, it’s one of the quickest-growing jobs in the nation.

The common pay for HVAC techs was $47,619 in 2018, according to the most up-to-date report from the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics.

A lot more techs will be required within the next decade—around 46,300 to be exact, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics projections.

Technicians will be needed for new construction and smart climate-control systems. They’ll also be needed to upgrade or replace equipment to meet a growing demand for energy efficiency and pollution reduction.

What Do HVAC Techs Do?

HVAC stands for heating, ventilation and air conditioning. It’s a an ideal career if you like mechanics, are patient and skilled in critical thinking.

As a tech, you’ll service systems in homes and commercial settings.

Some of your duties may include:

  • Installing, cleaning and servicing equipment
  • Installing, repairing and replacing pieces
  • Examining and testing parts and systems

As an HVAC technician, you must be able to do your job in cramped spaces and very high or low temperatures, since units are often situated 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.

Schooling to become an HVAC technician can be as brief as six months or take as long as two years. Instruction is available at technical/trade schools or community colleges.

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

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

Once you’re done with education and get your first job, you may be matched up with a more skilled tech for extra applied learning.

How Much Does HVAC Training Cost?

Costs can vary depending on which kind of school you attend. You’ll also need to go over expenses for books, materials and room and board, if you stay on campus.

Here are average HVAC tuition prices 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 Eco Fresh HVAC Inc.?

HVAC techs are sought after across the U.S. and in Anaheim. Call us at 714-453-4711 or send us a message to learn more about jobs with Eco Fresh HVAC Inc..

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