HVAC FAQs

HVAC FAQs

How to Become an HVAC Technician

Earn your high school diploma or GED.
Attend a program like CTI for complete technical/trade training.
Get your EPA 608 Certification.
Other States Than Alabama may vary in their requirements.

Why Become an HVAC Technician

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the HVAC field will experience growth of 14% during the years from 2014-2024. This will add as many as 39,600 new jobs in just 10 years. Experienced HVAC techs will be in great demand, which means job security and a growing salary ($46,000 to $67,000 per year).

What skills should HVAC technicians have?

A Good understanding of math and science.
EPA 608 certification.
Hands on mechanical ability with all different types of tools
Understand wiring diagrams, piping diagrams and building plans.

What minimal education should an HVAC technician have?

High school diploma or GED.
CTI Fast-Track program (EPA 608 Certification included).
A Solid Future plan for furthering their education.

How long is a typical HVAC apprenticeship?

Different programs vary from 3-5 years.
The CTI Fast-track program can provide certification within 60 days.

Does an HVAC tech need to be certified?

If you are going to be handing refrigerant, you are required to be EPA Section 608 certified.

What is a typical day for an HVAC technicians?

Typically works at least 8 hours a day, during normal working hours (depending on the season). During extreme cold or heat you will typically work many overtime hours, including nights and weekends.

What is the definition of HVAC?

HVAC stands for: Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning.

Where is the greatest demand for HVAC techs?

These states currently have the highest demand for new technicians: Maine, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, Alabama and Louisiana.

What is the difference Between Certification and Licensing?

Your license proves you’ve successfully completed the training offered by the trade school or community college you attended. It indicates you have the basic knowledge and skills to do the job as an HVAC technician. You’ll still need to continue on with certifications beyond the license. These certifications prove that you’ve obtained specialized knowledge

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