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What in your opinion is the worst thing about doing HVAC?

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Ted’s Answer

Depending on if you do residential or commercial HVAC, there is always the heat to consider. In residential, you'll be working in hot attics, but conversely, you'll be working in cold attics during the heating season. There typically is a lot of work in the summer months, but during the winter work slows down and there can be layoffs. Doing commercial work, you'll be on hot roofs working on package unit's, split-systems, DX condensers units, cooling towers, in all type of weather conditions.

Working in the HVAC field, you can learn a lot and even eventually own your one service company.
Thank you comment icon Thank you I hope to because there will always be business as long as there are houses and buildings that need A/C Keith
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Jason’s Answer

I should start by saying I am not a tradesman nor do I have anything constructive to say about the professional side of the career.

I wanted to reach out as I just completed a very large home project that took roughly five months to complete. I grew up in a home where the previous generation did a lot of hands on type of work so I was always brought up to treat everyone well.
That being said, I wanted to share just some quick thoughts after my own experience. I became close with the men working in my house. We shared a lot of work related stories, mine being the white collar type, theirs the blue and just how many commonalities there were.
One of which was how your customers treat you. They told me there were several instances where a home owner could make or break their day based on how they were treated- from being told to use a bathroom at a public restaurant instead of in their home, to being invited to dinner to celebrate the end of the project.
I suppose my overall advice is be prepared to deal with all sorts of customers- in their own homes where you follow your own company rules as well as their own. Just think about the downstream career aspects, not just the major ones. Its the every day interactions that will make or break a career.
best of luck!
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John R’s Answer

There are positive and negatives with any occupation or trade, as well a some days being better than others.

The keystone to professional and personal success to is be be positive each and every day. How you approach and and feel about a job or task will in most cases impact the outcome (aka "callbacks).

Have a great day.

Thank you comment icon Hey John, this is good advice for any job but could you provide more clarity around the pros/cons of an HVAC position? This will help answer the question more directly Gurpreet Lally, Admin
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