Install or repair heating, ventilation, and central air conditioning or refrigeration systems, including oil burners, hot-air furnaces and heating stoves. Use your knowledge of green technology to ensure safe and healthy building conditions in homes, hospitals, schools and office buildings. Consumers are replacing older, less efficient systems with new green models increasing the demand for HVAC technicians.
Career Exploration Resources:
More about a career as an HVAC Technician:
Information on how to qualify for and receive a license in Mechanical Occupations in the State of Michigan: Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
Additional Training Courses:
These courses are offered by Online CTI, headquartered in Traverse City with online courses available across the country.
Day In The Life of an HVAC Technician:
Repair or service heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems to improve efficiency, such as by changing filters, cleaning ducts, or refilling non-toxic refrigerants.
Connect heating or air conditioning equipment to fuel, water, or refrigerant source to form complete circuit.
Study blueprints, design specifications, or manufacturers' recommendations to ascertain the configuration of heating or cooling equipment components and to ensure the proper installation of components.
Lay out and connect electrical wiring between controls and equipment, according to wiring diagrams, using electrician's hand tools.
Install and test automatic, programmable, or wireless thermostats in residential or commercial buildings to minimize energy usage for heating or cooling.
Repair or replace defective equipment, components, or wiring.