A Day as an HVAC Technician

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HVAC TechnicianOne thing that you can never say about an HVAC technician’s life: it’s boring. People trained in HVAC can have such varying job descriptions that depending on whom you ask you’ll get a different answer on just what entails a day in the life of an HVAC technician. One thing is for sure; a career in the HVAC field is one that takes commitment that commensurate with adequate compensation and job opportunities. Good HVAC technicians can write their ticket when it comes to choosing their employer. Modern Air & Refrigeration will attempt to give you a glimpse into the exciting world of HVAC.

Start of an HVAC Technician’s Day

An HVAC technician’s day starts in a myriad of ways depending on their responsibilities. If they are on-call, for example, it can be at almost any time they receive a client’s call. Each case is unique, and timeline to completion varies depending on the complexity. A regular day usually starts by touching base with the main office. There the day’s duties are divvied up among the available technicians of the day. Depending on seniority and experience jobs can vary and options can be increased or decreased. The overarching theme with an HVAC technician job is options. There is no shortage of them!

Standard Duties for an HVAC Technician

Standard duties is another one that falls into the category of it varies. The nature of the tasks at hand may change from a few big jobs to relatively minor but numerous tasks. An HVAC technician can also specialize in specific types of jobs depending on their preference. Some technicians can do mostly full installations or replacements. These techs usually may do one to two jobs a day at the most. Others can specialize in small repairs and additions. Furthermore, depending on the workplace duties may be separated by commercial versus residential as they each require a different set of skills.

Miscellaneous Tasks

If you recall we began this article with a call to the uniqueness of an HVAC technician’s job. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the various miscellaneous tasks that come with the position. You will find most technicians with company cars that they can take home. This perk comes with its responsibilities such as regular upkeep and maintenance schedules. As the face of the company a technician is also expected to maintain client relationships. Some technicians are assigned service areas where they are responsible for service and sales. The added sales responsibility usually commensurate with bonuses and added compensation structures.

Are you ready for an exciting career as an HVAC technician? Visit our careers section to find out how you too can get started working for Modern Air & Refrigeration.  Or call Modern Air and Refrigeration’s 24/7 line at (941) 404-7557 or send us a quick message.