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Do HVAC Technicians Make Good Money?

Not only does HVAC have a decent paycheck, it’s one of the fastest-growing jobs in the U.S..

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

Many more techs will be needed within the by 2028—approximately 46,300 to be precise, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics projections.

Technicians will be required for new construction and smart climate-control systems. They’ll also be needed to update or replace equipment to meet an increased requirement for energy efficiency and pollution reduction.

What Do HVAC Techs Do?

HVAC stands for heating, ventilation and air conditioning. It’s a an ideal career if you love mechanics, are patient and skilled in critical thinking.

As a tech, you’ll work on units in homes and commercial settings.

Some of your duties may include:

  • Installing, cleaning and maintaining systems
  • Installing, repairing and replacing pieces
  • Inspecting and testing parts and equipment

As an HVAC technician, you should be able to do your job in small settings and extreme temperatures, since systems are often found outside.

man working with HVAC equipment

How Long Does it Take to Become an HVAC Technician?

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

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

Some companies might also ask for 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 land your first job, you may be paired with a more experienced tech for extra applied learning.

How Much Does HVAC Training Cost?

Costs can differ dependent on which kind of school you enroll at. You’ll also need to go over prices for books, materials and room and board, if you stay on campus.

Here are average HVAC tuition prices 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 House of Heating Incorporated?

HVAC techs are sought after across the nation and in Marshfield. Call us at 888-384-3163 or send us a message to learn more about careers with House of Heating Incorporated.

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