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The Average Day For an HVAC Tech: Understanding The Job

If there’s one thing to remember about working as HVAC tech, it’s that there really isn’t an average day. Different technicians may specialize in certain things, and uncommon emergencies can flip your plans on their head! However, there should be a basic structure or pattern that most days follow. HVAC technicians enjoy variety and good pay, with the nature of the job requiring versatility. Click To Tweet

The HVAC Tech Schedule

For the sake of simplicity, this article tackles the life of a tech working for an HVAC company, rather than an independent contractor. First and foremost, the HVAC checks in with dispatch, either in person or via phone to find out what their day will look like.

Go With The Flow

A high priority service call may alter the course of your day, so it’s important that you’re able to roll with the punches, taking last minute changes in stride. Dispatch will keep you aware of upcoming jobs, but when things come up it’s important not to stress out.

Talk to Customers

Every customer is unique, which means that each technician must be well-trained in communication. Interactions with customers takes real skill and patience. They’ve entrusted you with access to their home to accurately diagnose a problem that is going to cost them money (sometimes a considerable amount). They may feel stressed, wary, or inpatient. It’s crucial that you approach your customers with professionalism and empathy.

Steady Physical Exertion  

There’s no way around it. Part of what makes being an HVAC tech so exciting is that you’re never stuck behind a desk, but the flip side of that is you’re seldom sitting. Much of your day will be spent in hot temperatures, maneuvering around tight spaces, or inspecting attics. You must be fit enough to handle the demands of the job.

At The End of The Day

As an HVAC tech, you’re responsible for managing your time throughout the day and tying up any loose ends before you walk away from the job. Once you’ve completed your work orders and submitted relevant information to the office, your day may be done. Depending on where you work, you may be required to work an occasional on-call shift.

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