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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 careers in the United States.

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

Many more techs will be needed within the by 2028—around 46,300 to be correct, 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 upgrade or replace equipment to meet a growing demand for energy efficiency and pollution reduction.

What Do HVAC Techs Do?

HVAC stands for heating, ventilation and air conditioning. It’s a a great career if you enjoy mechanics, are patient and accomplished in critical thinking.

As a tech, you’ll work on equipment in homes and commercial places.

Some of your responsibilities may include:

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

As an HVAC technician, you need to be able to do your job in cramped areas and extreme temperatures, since systems are often located outside.

man working with HVAC equipment

How Long Does it Take to Become an HVAC Technician?

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

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

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

You might also be able to become proficient through an apprenticeship, which can last three to five years.

Once you’ve finished with instruction and get your first job, you may be paired with a more knowledgeable tech for added hands-on learning.

How Much Does HVAC Training Cost?

Expenses can vary dependent on which kind of classes you attend. You’ll also need to review costs for books, materials and room and board, if you reside on campus.

Here are average HVAC tuition expenses collected 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 County Line Mechanical LLC?

HVAC techs are in demand nationwide and in Reinholds. Reach us at 717-216-0846 or send us a message to learn more about jobs with County Line Mechanical LLC.

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