HVAC Career. I did side jobs over the years with my uncle who was a facility's guy for 40 years. I trained for mine through the sheet metal workers Local 10. I have zero problems making time for family and friends.
In many jobs, you don’t get to see immediate results of your work.
I’ve talked to some hvac guys that have worked on the building I currently work at, before we opened, (I’m a maintenance tech at a hotel) and they both said hvac is a very good career to get in to, plus the good pay and high demand. After graduating from high school and college, many of your associates will spend the rest of their work lives sitting at a desk. Consider HVAC. HVAC technicians solve problems by examining and repairing different kinds of heating, cooling, and ventilation technology. I wanted a chance in 84 so I actually quit Trane and went to a shop that in retrospect made it all possible.More to come! I am mid twenties so my age is advantage. HVAC technicians also work with air purification systems, humidifiers, and radiant heating. The explosion alone is equal to an M100 blowing up in your face so you'll lose your hearing for sure at the minimum! But I didn't, I did this the very hard way. It is free training but you are stuck in a 10-year contract working for only Union shop. Why? ", Dan has always been glad his father suggested the heating and air conditioning profession: "My dad said, 'People will always need heating and air conditioning.' Anyone getting into HVAC must know electrical if your uncomfortable around high voltage forget it. The HVAC industry is stable because as long as there are buildings, they will need skilled professionals to keep them in working order. In april of 2010 I earned a B.S. There's also a lot of downtime, but there are a lot of 12-hour days." Most of this thread is shockingly differnt from my experience. If you put the numbers together you may be shocked I could be out for so many years and then get in NO LICENSE YET only have my Recovery license and make $30 no way. Thank you so much! When you work in HVAC technology, you can see the direct result of your knowledge and skills on the technology in front of you. Kent's ultimate advice? After you are in the trade for a bit and have become a journeyman you will want to start getting into DDC controls.
Even doing change outs can be pretty interesting. I guess I’m just used to it. Plus there are plenty of companies that just expect you to a good job working an hourly wage. He says, "It's always different and never feels monotonous.". Good pay. It's sort of hit or miss.
Troubleshooting is fun. I recently found work as a HVAC apprentice and I plan to see it through. All things related to HVAC - Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning, Looks like you're using new Reddit on an old browser. "You're never, ever doing the same thing any day of the week," emphasizes Dan.
Besides being a rewarding and challenging, a career in air conditioning and heater repair means a change of pace. furnaces from 1956 up basement stairs and then good luck getting it onto the truck. Believe it or not, this has been going on for a long time.