How to Become an HVAC Service Technician

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HVAC service technicianPeople always want to stay comfortable using heat or air conditioning, which means there’s a constant demand for jobs in the HVAC industry. If you’re interested in becoming an HVAC service technician, there are a few things you need to do before you can get out there and start making people happy:

You don’t necessarily need any education past high school, as long as you had good grades in Mathematics, Chemistry, and Physics. If you don’t go on to get an Associate’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree in the area, you’ll either have to:

  • a. Attend a vocational school, technical school, or community college where you’ll learn all of the elements of HVAC systems including installations, repairs, services, etc. These courses can last anywhere from several months to two years.
  • b. Become an apprentice to a certified HVAC service technician. This method isn’t as formal as the vocational or technical school, but you’ll still learn the HVAC knowledge you’ll need to be a technician. (Depending on what state you live in, you may need to have both schooling and an apprenticeship.)

After your training, you’ll need to get your HVAC Certification by taking a formal examination that assesses your knowledge of the industry and the work required. If you want to work with refrigerants, you’ll need an additional certification.

Once you’ve earned your HVAC Certification, you’re ready to be an HVAC service technician like the experts at Timothy Off!

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