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Do HVAC Technicians Make Good Money?

Not only does HVAC have a decent paycheck, it’s one of the quickest-growing occupations in the United States.

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

Many more techs will be needed within the by 2028—about 46,300 to be exact, 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 requirement 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 love mechanics, are patient and proficient in critical thinking.

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

Some of your responsibilities may include:

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

As an HVAC technician, you should be able to complete your work in tight settings and extreme temperatures, since systems are often situated 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.

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

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

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

Once you’re done with training and are hired for your first job, you may work with a more skilled tech for added applied learning.

How Much Does HVAC Training Cost?

Costs can vary dependent 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 collected by Midwest Technical Institute:

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

Interested in an HVAC Career at Stan's Heating, Inc ?

HVAC techs are sought after nationwide and in Ontario. Contact us at 541-286-6602 or send us a message to learn more about careers with Stan's Heating, Inc .

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