The need for heating and air-conditioning exists all over. Cooling and heating devices help regulate the temperature, humidity, and air quality in residential homes, commercial locations, and industrial facilities. Technicians carry out repairs, maintenance, and installations of heating and air-conditioning systems. As these systems are often called HVAC systems, workers are often referred to as HVAC technicians.
Frequently technicians will pick an area of specialization, be it in installation or maintenance and repair, though they are typically trained in both areas. A few technicians work solely with one type of device such as an oil burner, solar panel, or commercial refrigerator. Contracting businesses, manufacturers, and wholesalers often employ technicians. Technicians employed by smaller companies often install and maintain all types of systems.
Career & Technical Education Options
- Associate in Applied Science in Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning, & Refrigeration
- Refrigeration Certificate
- Commercial Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning Certificate
- Residential Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning Certificate
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