A reliable HVAC technician is a welcome sight at your door whether you’re getting a new, efficient AC or furnace installed, a precision maintenance tune up or dealing with a malfunction that’s affecting your indoor comfort. Because HVAC systems are more complex than ever and incorporate advanced technology, you need and deserve nothing less than a trained professional to do the work. A professional HVAC technician will arrive at your home prepared with the specialized education, experience, and industry certifications required to get the job done promptly and properly the first time.
Who is probably not the professional, certified HVAC technician you’re looking for?
- A neighborhood jack-of-all-trades.
- The carpenter, plumber, or other skilled craftsman not trained in HVAC systems.
- Someone who “specializes in odd jobs”.
- Your overconfident friend or relative who is ready to “figure it out”.
Characteristics of a trained, reliable HVAC technician include:
- Comprehensive knowledge. A professional technician is well-rounded in all aspects of HVAC, including heating, cooling, ventilation, and indoor air quality.
- Tech-friendly. Certified technicians are well acquainted and comfortable with the high technology that’s incorporated in today’s HVAC systems. They’re trained in the advanced equipment that’s necessary to diagnose, provide maintenance and repair these systems.
- Detail-oriented. Every step in the process of troubleshooting and repair is documented. Accurate records of all parts and equipment utilized are recorded.
- Great communication skills. A professional technician knows how to listen as well as talk. They communicate well with customers to gather critical information about problems, and they explain procedures and options in a clear, understandable language.
- Safety focused. HVAC systems incorporate high-voltage electricity, potentially toxic chemicals such as refrigerant, and fire hazards like natural gas and high temperatures. A reputable technician is trained in the best practices to ensure safety during installation, maintenance and repair of all systems.
In addition, reliable HVAC technicians employed by reputable HVAC contractors are certified by industry-recognized organizations such as NATE ((North American Technician Excellence) the largest independent organization for testing and certifying heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and refrigeration technicians. EPA 608 certification is also required to handle refrigerants utilized in air-conditioning systems.
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