Methods of heating and cooling have been around for thousands of years and modern HVAC systems have existed for about a hundred years. While heating and cooling is an integral part of many of our daily lives, the people responsible for installing and maintaining the systems that provide us with safe and comfortable environments often get taken for granted. In the US, June 22 is National HVAC Tech Day. The day is meant to show appreciation for the technicians and the work they do to keep us warm in the winter and cool in the summer. We would like to show our appreciation for HVAC techs around the world and take a look at the operations they perform to make our lives better.
The Real Heroes
The HVAC technician’s job takes them into some precarious places
For an HVAC technician, every day and every service call presents a new experience and a new set of challenges. For an HVAC technician to successfully deliver the services required for the job, they must possess a diverse set of skills. When dealing with customers day in and day out, managing relationships and thoroughly explaining issues with the system are important parts of ensuring those customers are satisfied with the service. Technicians must also have keen troubleshooting ability, computer proficiency and electronic work skills to carry out the tasks necessary on site. The tough conditions in which an HVAC technician must also work commonly go unrecognized by the rest of us. Technicians on sight may find themselves is tight crawlspaces under a house or dusty attics. They also must brave the freezing cold in winter or sweltering heat in summer to get our HVAC systems installed or repaired. While often unappreciated, an HVAC technician must constantly be learning and implementing new technology as they endure the elements on the job.
The Future HVAC Tech
Innovation and green technology are keeping HVAC tech in important roles
As the HVAC industry continues to grow at an impressive rate, skilled HVAC technicians are in high demand. HVAC technicians stand to be at the forefront of technological innovation with new technology continuing to emerge and environmentally friendly applications continuing to be implemented in the HVAC industry. Innovations and regulations will continue to require technicians on site for inspection, implementation and maintenance. As HVAC systems continue to evolve, the demand for skilled technicians will also continue to grow. The importance of the role that HVAC technicians play in will also grow due to implementation of an environmentally friendly application that requires individuals that are looking to work in a field with a significant social impact that supports sustainability. The future looks bright for HVAC technicians and the HVAC industry at large with homes and businesses continuing to need HVAC solutions that are customized to their needs. Although the industry requires technicians to continue learning and developing their skills, the future looks as though it will provide lucrative careers with job security to HVAC technicians.
In the complex and growing HVAC industry, the core of the industry’s success lies in the personnel in the field providing hands-on service. We would like to take the opportunity to show our gratitude for HVAC technicians around the world and we hope you will join us in recognizing the importance of what they do. If you’re an HVAC technician yourself, we thank you. If you’re enjoying a comfortable environment in your home or office, remember that it is the HVAC technicians that make that possible.