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what are the day to day responsibilities of an hvac worker?

What does a typical day look like as an HVAC worker

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Installing HVAC systems, Repairing and maintaining HVAC systems, Diagnosing issues with HVAC systems, Inspecting HVAC systems,
Following safety protocols, Interacting with customers, Ordering necessary parts, Keeping accurate records and documenting work, Keeping up to date on industry trends and technology.
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This largely depends on if you choose to be a service technician who works on maintaining exisiting equipment, or work as a new equipment installer.
A service technician will spend alot of time responding to calls from customers when a piece of equipment has stopped working correctly, or stopped working all together. Typically you will have a van or some other type of work vehicle provided by the company you work for so that you have all the tools you may need with you, along with some typical parts that have a high failure rate and need to be replaced. Once you arrive at the service call location you would diagnose and repair the unit as needed. Often the repair may require a new part that must be ordered, or picked up from the supply house so additional trips to the location may be necessary to complete the repair. After the reapir is complete you would test and run the equipment to ensure everything opperates as it should, then fill out a service report so that the customer is aware of the work performed and has a detailed description of what they are being billed for. Service tech's are typically required to be "on call" for after hours service needs since some HVAC equipment is critical to opperational use of the building and cannot wait until the next day to be repaired. Often, you will rotate being on call with other tech's so that one person is not stuck working all the night shifts.
A new equipment installer will spend their days workign on new construction, remodel, or equipment upgrade projects. They are responsible for installing new HVAC equipment (after removing the old items if it is an upgrade or replacement installation) and related infrastructure. This is usually structured around a performance schedule for new construction so you will typically know each day what work needs to be completed.. You will work on construction sites with multiple other trades that are also completing work for the new building, so being able to work with and around others is important. Installers typically work a standard 8 hour work day, although some installations are done during night hours so the work can be completed without impacting customers if it is in an opperating business.
For both postions, you will likely spend alot of time on ladders, in man lifts, on roofs, or on equipment platforms.
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