The Roles and Responsibilities of a HVAC Technician

Posted on: Nov 05, 2015

HVAC System | Maintenance

Have you ever wondered who HVAC technicians are and why you need them in the first place?

Well, HVAC stands for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning. From that definition, you can tell that a HVAC technician works to install, maintain, and repair heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems in residential as well as commercial buildings. The US Department of Labor calls them “HVAC technicians” because they can also attend to refrigeration systems.


With the help of a blueprint, a HVAC technician can set up any heating, ventilation, or air conditioning system. For instance, the technician can set up electrical systems and test them to ensure that they work as intended. A HVAC technician needs to be familiar with how fuel and water supply lines, and other components of your home are designed in order to install an effective HVAC system that serves every corner of the home.


With regards to repair, a HVAC technician is trained to diagnose malfunctions or other problems and fix them. Diagnosing a HVAC system is a complex process that can also be risky especially when you’re dealing with the heating system. That’s why we usually warn DIY homeowners to work only on projects within their capacity. Otherwise, you might end up with serious burns and untold injury.

A HVAC technician, on the other hand, has been trained to perform different sets of tests to uncover different HVAC issues. Sometimes they may perform tests on individual parts to find out which ones need to be repaired or replaced. Once they have identified the problem, they also possess the requisite skills to repair or replace the parts as necessary.


A big part of a HVAC technician’s job is to ensure that your home is energy efficient. Since efficiency means doing more with less, a HVAC technician needs to ensure that your HVAC system runs with minimal wastage.

Apart from that, HVAC technicians also have an obligation to conserve, recover, and recycle different parts of the refrigeration and air conditioning system.


So, as you can see, HVAC technicians are a critical component of any society that uses heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems. Contact our experts to learn more.

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