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Why Hire An Experienced HVAC Technician

by B.Annie on March 26, 2018

We’ve all seen the cartoons when we were growing up or watching them with our children.  The cartoon character looks at the wires dangling from the wall. He thinks for a minute, then wires the dangling cords into the socket.

The next scene is always hilarious.  The character’s hair stands on end, his bones stand out as in an x-ray or he lights up like a neon lightbulb.

It’s funny in the cartoons.  Not so funny in real life. The untrained person who tries this can sustain serious injury or death. And it happens every day.

Why use an experience HVAC technician?

A skilled HVAC technician has experience with air conditioning, water cooling, hot water heating, steam heating and working with various appliances. With hundreds of hours of training and hands-on experience, the HVAC professional will know how to handle your problem and has probably done so many times. They have also reviewed schematics, building blueprints and building codes.  This means they know how your whole system works together. When the technician’s work is done according to code, any later inspections should be simple and not serve as a roadblock when the homeowner wants to sell his home.

Because the experienced HVAC tech has faced these problems many times, he will be able to give the homeowner a clear picture of what is happening without resorting to jargon and “tech speak.” This is helpful for the homeowner to understand what is happening and will help them be prepared for future maintenance or trouble shooting.

Why HVAC Technicians Choose This Field

It can often be instructive to hear what the HVAC techs themselves say about their jobs. Here are some excerpts:

“ I like the stability and financial freedom this job brings me.”

“I meet great people every day.  Each day is a new experience, I’m not doing the same thing with the same people day after day. I help people fix their problems.”

“I get to help people in their time of need. I feel like I’m putting on my hero badge every day.”

The experienced HVAC techs not only like their job but also like getting the job done right.

Commercial & Residential HVAC Work

The experienced HVAC technician is not limited to homes but has opportunities to work on large projects like multi-story buildings, malls, and office complexes.  The HVAC tech is needed to keep these businesses running and profitable. The experienced HVAC tech can bring that large project expertise to the local home when a person lives in a condo or other unit that is part of a large structure.

The experienced HVAC tech not only knows how to fix the homeowner’s problem, but he can inform the homeowner of future issues that will need attention in the months to come. For example, most climate-controlled systems need to be replaced in 10-15 years. The HVAC tech can discuss with the homeowner how to be prepared for that and if there is a way to retrofit the current system to avoid expensive repairs in the future.

If you have a business, the trained HVAC tech can be even more valuable. Think about it, when the store’s air conditioning system goes down, shoppers will leave almost immediately. They don’t want to be in an uncomfortable environment. If the business is a restaurant or food-related in some way, the cooling system is vital in keeping the food fresh and healthy.  The trained HVAC tech can help get the business back on its feet.

What will the HVAC tech do?

Many times the system appears to be running smoothly. However, the experienced HVAC tech will use gauges to check for proper pressure in the outside unit. The HVAC tech also will clean the condenser fins and remove any debris that has collected around the unit. This is where air is going to be drawn into the house.  The homeowner does not want bacteria-laden, filthy air to be brought into his house.

In a similar vein, the HVAC tech will be alert to any mold that is collected inside in warm, moist areas.  Mold can have disastrous effects on homeowners, especially those with breathing issues or allergies.

The HVAC technician will inspect for condensate clogs. If these drains are not kept clear, water backup might result in small pools of water on the basement floor. It’s a nuisance and unhealthy as well.  The HVAC tech will take care of that for you.

The tech will also check and calibrate the thermostat.  This device is the brains of the HVAC system.

For the homeowner or business owner, it makes sense to work with an experienced HVAC technician. He will make sure your system is operating at peak efficiency, alert you to future problems and get the job done right.  Experience matters.