HVAC Training

What do HVAC techs do?

HVAC technicians conduct mechanical maintenance, inspection, repair, installation, and alteration of all types of heating,cooling, and ventilation systems.

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Diagnosing defects and completing installation of new parts takes training. Get the training you need to obtain your HVAC license and certifications. HVAC Career Now will connect you with top schools in your area for heating and cooling repair. Search schools by state location.

HVAC apprenticeship

An HVAC apprenticeship provides a unique opportunity to HVAC students. You can complete an HVAC apprenticeship, which combines hands-on training with school instruction. Apprenticeships take approximately 3-5 years to complete, depending on the program.

Become an HVAC Technician

The demand for HVAC technicians and installers is expected to increase 14 percent from now through 2026 which is much faster than average job growth. If you’re thinking about entering the field, there’s never been a better time. Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers have an average salary of $47,080.

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Important HVAC Certifications

EPA Certification

The EPA Universal Certifications opens up a wider variety of opportunities, and the holder of the certificate is more marketable whether they were to start their own company or work within a firm.

Nate Certification

The most highly recognized HVAC certification. It's not a requirement to become NATE certified, but, due to the rigorous exams in place, the NATE certified technician is more specialized and knowledgeable.

How Much Does a Trained HVAC Tech Make?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2017, HVAC technician salary was $22.64 per hour or $47,080 per year. Many technicians maximize their income by working longer hours during peak seasons. As with any occupation, HVAC technician salary is dependent on the job, employer location, level of experience, and whether or not a union is involved. HVAC salary is usually implemented in the form of hourly wages, which will increase based on skill level, knowledge, and experience. More career answers.

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