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    We are doing all we can to keep our clients and team healthy by Reducing touch points and time in your home. Also all Technicians will be Wearing Floor Savers/Shoe Covers, Rubber Gloves, Masks at your request.

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  • The Inside Scoop on Your Installer

    September 18, 2014

    Our highly trained technicians provide a wide range of superior HVAC services in OrlandoTheir expertise in the field of heating and cooling repairs, maintenance and installation keeps our customers safe and comfortable under Florida’s varying weather conditions.

    If you want to know more about this challenging work, read on below to find out what they do, how to become one and the characteristics you should have in order to be a successful certified HVAC technician.

    What HVAC Technicians Do

    HVAC installers work with the heating, cooling and ventilation systems in homes and businesses. They install, repair and maintain different types of HVAC systems. Part of their job is working with various chemicals that need to be conserved or disposed of according to strict federal regulations. HVAC installers utilize several tools and employ a variety of methods to control humidity and temperature in order to maintain an ideal indoor home environment.

    Education and Training

    To be hired by most employers in this field, you should have at least a secondary degree in heating, air conditioning and refrigeration from a trade school or community college. Because of the increasing complexity and demands of this occupation, you may also be required to obtain certification in specific areas of competency. There are some states that require further licensing to become a professional HVAC technician.

    Job Requirements and Skills

    HVAC systems are complex machines with many components that need to mesh seamlessly. Thus, HVAC technicians must have a keen mechanical aptitude and excellent troubleshooting skills.

    Some HVAC equipment is heavy, while other parts are small. A technician must therefore be strong enough to do some heavy lifting but also possess manual dexterity in order to handle smaller components.

    As a HVAC technician, you will be talking and dealing with customers directly when you are on the jobsite. Being a clear communicator and having a friendly and approachable demeanor are therefore essential to the job.

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, HVAC installers earn about $42,000 a year. They also predict a 34 percent job growth for this industry until the year 2020. This makes the prospects for job availability and stability for HVAC technicians an excellent one.

    You can trust our experienced technicians to deliver reliable and professional Florida AC repair and maintenance at any time of the day or night, 365 days of the year. As a leading Orlando AC company, we are committed to serving our customers by providing a complete range of Orlando HVAC services for your home and business.