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Do HVAC Technicians Make Good Money?

Not only does HVAC pay well, it’s one of the fastest-growing careers in the nation.

The common pay for HVAC techs was $47,619 in 2018, according to the most recent report from the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics.

A lot more techs will be required within the next 10 years—around 46,300 to be precise, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics projections.

Technicians will be desired for new construction and smart climate-control systems. They’ll also be needed to upgrade or replace equipment to meet a growing need for energy efficiency and pollution reduction.

What Do HVAC Techs Do?

HVAC signifies heating, ventilation and air conditioning. It’s a good career if you love mechanics, are patient and skilled in critical thinking.

As a tech, you’ll handle equipment in homes and commercial locations.

Some of your responsibilities may include:

  • Installing, cleaning and servicing units
  • Installing, repairing and replacing pieces
  • Taking a look at and testing components and systems

As an HVAC technician, you need to be able to complete your work in tight settings and intense temperatures, since systems are often located outside.

man working with HVAC equipment

How Long Does it Take to Become an HVAC Technician?

To start, you’ll need a high school diploma or GED.

Classes to become an HVAC technician can be as quick as six months or as long as two years. Classes are available at technical/trade schools or community colleges.

Some companies might also need NATE certification, which helps further develop your HVAC understanding and competencies.

You might also be able to pick up skills through an apprenticeship, which can last three to five years.

Once you’re completed with training and are hired for your first job, you may be paired with a more knowledgeable tech for extra practical learning.

How Much Does HVAC Training Cost?

Prices can vary based on which kind of classes you go to. You’ll also need to go over costs for books, materials and room and board, if you live on campus.

Here are average HVAC tuition costs compiled by Midwest Technical Institute:

  • Technical/trade school: up to $15,000
  • Community college: around $5,000 every year
  • Apprenticeship: $500—$2,000

Interested in an HVAC Career at Kyzar Air Conditioning Inc?

HVAC techs are in demand across the U.S. and in West Palm Beach. Contact us at 561-612-0242 or send us a message to learn more about jobs with Kyzar Air Conditioning Inc.

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