Does a career in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) interest you? Are you curious about a future as an HVAC technician? With a growth rate of 4%, the job outlook for HVAC shows growth, which may make HVAC technician a great career choice.

Delta Technical College (Delta Tech) offers a program in HVAC/R (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration). If you’re interested in becoming an HVAC technician, the following frequently asked questions may help you understand more about your possible future in the HVAC field.

How many hours do HVAC techs work?

Depending on employers and the specific types of job responsibilities, HVAC technicians may work evening and weekend shifts, but a 40-hour work week is possible for some HVAC technicians. Peak heating and cooling seasons can lead to irregular hours.

What are job duties for HVAC vs electrician?

The work typically performed by HVAC technicians is the installation, maintenance, and repair of heating and cooling systems, which may include some electrical work for HVAC technicians.

However, electricians have different responsibilities, which includes installation, maintenance, and repair of electrical power in homes and businesses.

Delta Tech offers an Industrial, Commercial & Residential I/C/R Electrician Program.

What are job duties for HVAC vs plumber?

Although some HVAC technicians choose to receive training as plumbers and may work as plumbers in addition to HVAC, HVAC mainly involves installing, repairing, and maintaining air conditioning and heating systems.

A plumber has different duties and works mostly with water, drainage, gas, and other pipe systems in residential areas or businesses. Instead of heating and cooling units, plumbers install plumbing fixtures like tubs, sinks, dishwashers, and toilets.

What is the dress code for an HVAC technician?

HVAC technicians will handle hazardous materials on the job and wearing proper safety equipment is important. Dress code will vary from job to job. In general, HVAC technicians may wear goggles to protect eyesight and protective clothing to prevent skin damage.

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Begin Your Path to a Career in HVAC

If you’re interested in a career in HVAC, please contact the Admissions Team at Delta Tech for more information about our HVAC programs.