What It’s Like to Become an HVAC Technician

Heating, air conditioning, and ventilation often go underappreciated until they’re gone. When it’s the middle of July and your A/C cuts off due to overuse, you suddenly realize just how important a skilled HVAC technician is to your business. Becoming one such maintenance hero takes quite a bit of training and expertise, but the payoff is tremendous for those who have it. 

Most HVAC technicians go to some sort of trade school or apprenticeship before they begin their careers. While HVAC technicians aren’t required to go to school, they are required to meet certain state requirements to become licensed in the field. Some of these training programs require less than a year of apprenticeship; others are offered online to expedite the learning process. 

Once an HVAC technician has completed their training, they can begin working in the field. Most earn a respectable income averaging around $43,000 to $50,000 annually. This income can be earned without a college degree, making HVAC maintenance work highly suitable for those who want to enter the workforce early or enjoy working with their hands rather than with their nose in the books. 

HVAC technicians are in high demand no matter where you go. In places like Tampa, Florida, where MaintenX is headquartered, they quite literally save businesses from closing in the summer months. AC is a lifesaver, but its lack can make a home or place of business uninhabitable. 

The downside to HVAC work is that you’ll likely have to work in tight spaces in the summer (or winter) when there is no climate control. HVAC units tend to shut down when they are used the most, so be prepared to get sweaty (or cold) while you’re working. HVAC technicians work hard physically almost every day. However, this is balanced with the pay and relative ease for those in good physical shape who do not mind working in tight spaces. HVAC work is also safer than many other manual labor jobs. 

MaintenX has some of the top HVAC technicians in the country to help serve local businesses with reliable, affordable maintenance services. We offer the following benefits to our HVAC technicians: 

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance 
  • Life Insurance and Short and Long Term Disability 
  • 401(k) retirement plan with company match 
  • Paid Vacations, Paid Holidays, and Sick Days
  • Personal Cell Phone Service and Discount through Company Cell Phone Carrier
  • Company Vehicle and Uniforms provided 
  • Fuel Card provided for Company Vehicle 
  • Opportunities for Overtime Hours 
  • Opportunity for Career Growth!

If you are interested in joining the MaintenX Super Service team as an HVAC Technician please visit our careers page for additional info!

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