A Day in the Life of an HVAC Technician

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You are a new home owner. After years of tireless saving, you have finally gotten that dream house. You pored over listings in your ideal neighborhood, inspected every inch of the one you loved, and took the plunge.

You are now realizing – as all homeowners do – that in order for your dream house to remain a home, you require an appropriate temperature and clean air every day. When your HVAC system leaves you feeling too warm, too cold, or otherwise uncomfortable – it is important to call on a competent, professional HVAC technician.

What does HVAC Stand for?

HVAC stands for Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning. In plain & simple terms, an HVAC technician deals with any kind of repair, maintenance, or installation of the heat systems, ventiliation and ductwork, and air conditioning units for your home or your commercial space. Below, we delve further into what you can expect from an HVAC technician – what he or she does & why they’re so important as an ally for homeowners.

What to Expect from an HVAC Tech

This is what to expect from a qualified and professional HVAC technician on a day to day basis if you are planning to install a HVAC system, or you already have one in your home:

The Call. Once your HVAC system starts misbehaving and showing signs of faultiness – e.g., when there is poor air flow, weird odors, unexplained noises, no heat emission, etc. this technician is the right person to call immediately. He or she should find the cause of the problem and be able to identify equipment, replacements or repair needed to solve your issues.

The inspection. He is also the one who is supposed to investigate your whole system e.g., exhaust fans, ventilation units and heating units to assess condition and advise on necessary repairs, as well as recommending DIY solutions to prevent HVAC degradation.

The installation. If you don’t have an HVAC system or if your home is in need of an upgraded new system, your local HVAC contractor is the one to fully install it for you to your heart’s desire and according to your unique specifications. Sometimes, you might desire a large, rooftop heating and cooling HVAC system for your home or your commercial area or perhaps you’re wanting to downsize to something smaller. Not to worry – this technician is the right man for the job. From installation to repair and routine maintenance, an HVAC technician will do it all for you.

The fix. Your trusted HVAC technician is also the one responsible for repairing the specific heating and air conditioning components e.g., fan coils, pipings, motors, pumps and air handlers. A competent technician should do this for you without any major problems. Sometimes, a system or component doesn’t require a full repair but merely a maintenance call to prevent the need for repairs – your technician will know what you need.

The education. These days, HVAC technicians have customer training and orientation on the proper use of HVAC systems. This is especially important for new users and critically for homeowners with very large houses and big families. Not only will these trainings help prevent avoidable damage of these sensitive systems in your house, but with adequate knowledge, a safe environment will be created against the hazards posed by these systems especially to your kids. HVAC contractors are also really knowledgeable about how to save on energy costs that are derived from the operation of your heating & cooling systems. Ask your tech any question you might have!

The point. It is very important that in case there is need for repair, maintenance or installation of anything in your house, that you get the best, most professional service out there. Don’t compromise with the quality of work for your house. Always insist on splendid work for your home and don’t settle on anything less. At least when it comes to your HVAC system, you now know how to spot the best technician from the bunch.

Contact us at Premier Home Comfort to meet YOUR new HVAC technician & start the process!

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