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Do HVAC Technicians Make Good Money?

Not only does HVAC include a good salary, it’s one of the quickest-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 desired for new construction and smart climate-control systems. They’ll also be needed to improve or replace equipment to meet a heightened requirement for energy efficiency and pollution reduction.

What Do HVAC Techs Do?

HVAC stands for heating, ventilation and air conditioning. It’s a good career if you enjoy 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 parts
  • Inspecting and testing parts and units

As an HVAC technician, you should be able to do your job in tight settings and extreme temperatures, since units 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 brief as six months or 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’ve finished with training and land your first job, you may be paired with a more experienced tech for extra practical learning.

How Much Does HVAC Training Cost?

Costs can vary depending on which kind of school you go to. You’ll also need to review 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 each year
  • Apprenticeship: $500—$2,000

Interested in an HVAC Career at House of Heating Incorporated?

HVAC techs are sought after across the U.S. and in Marshfield. Call us at 715-384-3163 or send us a message to learn more about careers with House of Heating Incorporated.

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