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A Day In the Life of an HVAC Technician

When I first considered becoming an HVAC technician, I honestly had no idea what I was getting myself in to. I knew I wanted to work with my hands (I have always been great at fixing things) and I knew I wanted the job security and steady paycheck that come with being a certified HVAC technician. But other than that I didn’t really know what the job entailed. Now that I have been working as an HVAC tech for more than a year, I can help others understand what a day in the life of an HVAC technician is really like.

On any given day I use a wide range of tools to handle the various tasks at hand. These tools include but are not limited to:

  • Hammers
  • Drills
  • Wrenches
  • Pipe cutters
  • Thermometers
  • Voltmeters
  • Pressure gauges
  • Measurement gauges
  • Acetylene torches
  • And more

It is crucial that I know how to use each of these tools effectively and safely. Using the wrong tool or the job or improperly using a tool can result in making a situation worse or even putting myself in danger.

Safety is an absolutely fundamental part of the job of an HVAC technician. If I do not follow the proper precautions, I put myself at risk of injury. Common injuries associated with failure to follow safety measures include shocks, burns, muscle strains, frostbite and skin damage. Thankfully I listened closely to my instructors at Lamson Institute when we covered safety training!

Every day presents different challenges when you work as an HVAC technician. One day I might be working on motors and pumps, the next day I might be replacing pipes or wires. Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems are made up of complex components that inevitably break or malfunction with time. It is up to me to understand the inner workings of these systems so that I am prepared to take on anything that comes my way.

In sum, a day in the life of an HVAC technician entails using a wide range of tools safely and effectively in order to fix broken or malfunctioning heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration units. It requires that you think on your feet in order to be prepared for anything that comes your way. So if you like working with your hands in a fast paced and ever-changing environment, becoming a certified HVAC technician is a great option.

If you think becoming a certified HVAC technician might be in your future, make sure you get trained by the best, and the best is Lamson Institute in San Antonio, Texas. My instructors at Lamson gave me all the hands-on training I needed to excel in my field. The Career Service Center even helped me land a great entry-level job after I completed the program. The next HVAC program at Lamson starts in less than 3 weeks, so enroll today and be on your way to an exciting and rewarding career as a certified HVAC technician!

*Requirements include: a High School Diploma or GED.

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