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1. HVACR technicians? What is it?

Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installersoften called HVACR
technicianswork on heating, ventilation, cooling, and refrigeration systems that control the
temperature, humidity, and overall air quality in buildings By providing a climate-controlled
environment, refrigeration systems make it possible to store and transport food, medicine, and
other perishable items. Someone who works in this occupation may specialize in installation or in
maintenance and repair and in either heating, air conditioning or refrigeration work. When installing
or repairing air conditioning and refrigeration systems, technicians must follow government
regulations regarding the conservation, recovery, and recycling of refrigerants. The regulations
include those concerning the proper handling and disposal of fluids and pressurized gases.
2. What HVACR technicians do?
design specifications to install or repair HVACR systems
Connect systems to fuel and water supply lines, air ducts, and other components
Install electrical wiring and controls and test for their proper operation
Inspect and maintain customers HVACR systems
Test individual components to determine necessary repairs
Repair or replace worn or defective parts
Determine HVACR systems energy use and make recommendations to improve their efficiency
troubleshoot and repair HVAC/R equipment.
Collaborate with sales and engineering to develop product definitions responsive to customer
needs and market opportunities.
Layout, design and install low voltage wiring.
3. How the hvac technicians work environment?
HVACR technicians-work in the plumbing, heating, and air conditioning contracting
industry. HVACR technicians work mostly in homes, schools, shops, hospitals, office buildings, or
factories. Some technicians are assigned to a specific workplace at the beginning of each day.
Another trip to several different locations, make a service call. Although most technicians work inside
the house, some may have to work in external heat exchangers, even in bad weather. Technicians
often work in awkward or narrow places, and some work in uncomfortable buildings because air
conditioning or heating systems do not work well.
Injury and Illness Most HVACR technicians work full-time, with occasional night shifts or weekends.
During peak heating and cooling seasons, they often work overtime or irregular hours. Although most
technicians employed by construction contractors are self-employed people who have the ability to
set their own schedules.Technicians who serve cooling, heating and air conditioning equipment
generally have steady jobs throughout the year, especially as more and more manufacturers and
contractors now provide or even require service contracts throughout the year.
4. How to Become HVAC Technicians?
a. Knowledge
Engineering and Technology
mechanical
building and construction
Business
customer service
sales and marketing
Math and Science
physics
arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
Arts and Humanities
English language
b. Skill
Basic Skills
listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions, good in time
management
reading work related information
Technical
figuring out what is causing equipment, machines, wiring, or computer programs to not
work. Physical stamina Physical strength
installing equipment, machines, wiring, or computer programs
Problem Solving
noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
c. Abilities
Hand and Finger Use
put together small parts with your fingers
hold or move items with your hands
Ideas and Logic
notice when problems happen
make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
Verbal
listen and understand what people say
communicate by speaking
Visual Understanding
quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things
d. Personality
People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems
and solutions. They do well at jobs that need:
Attention to Detail
Independence
Analytical and Critical Thinking
Dependability
Initiative
Self Control

e. Technology
You might use software like this on the job:
Word processing software
Atlas Construction Business Forms
Microsoft Word
Data base user interface and query software
Data logging software
Database software
Spreadsheet software
Microsoft Excel
f. Education
certified in proper refrigerant handling
Certificates and associate degree programs from community colleges and technical
schools
certificatea formal apprenticeship.
least one year of installation experience and two years of maintenance and repair
experience

5. How much hvac technicians are paid?