Thursday, June 22, is National HVAC Tech Day, an observance that began in 2016 to recognize HVAC technicians and to educate the public on what it takes to work in this challenging but rewarding field. Henick-Lane is proud of our outstanding techs, who are often the face of our company and who install, maintain, and repair the quality equipment for which we’re known.
What Do HVAC Techs Do?
HVAC technicians are professional tradespeople who specialize in Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning, hence the HVAC acronym. They install, test, troubleshoot, repair, and maintain these crucial systems. Some may also engage in client-facing tasks like equipment sales or working with clients to design systems for new builds or retrofits. Some techs have advanced training and further specialize in specific areas like commercial systems, air purification, refrigeration, or green energy.
Henick-Lane’s HVAC technicians are experienced with all phases of commercial HVAC:
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They are also LEED accredited to meet the emerging changes green energy and energy conservation are bringing to the HVAC field. All of our techs are proud union members of Local 638B (metal trades branch) so you can be confident they have the best training available. Our clients include financial institutions, medical facilities, educational and cultural institutions, and many more, so our techs can work in various settings and in all kinds of conditions.
What Are the Basic HVAC Skills?
There are several paths to becoming an HVAC technician. Techs may learn through technical or trade schools, apprenticeships, and/or on-the-job training. Many HVAC techs have attained at least a two-year degree in heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration, and some even have four-year degrees.
At Henick-Lane, our techs are well-trained and highly experienced professionals. Their deep knowledge of commercial HVAC and their outstanding soft skills help them go the extra mile to give clients quality service and maintain the high standards we require.
Our techs must have excellent math and computer skills. High-end HVAC work requires precise calculations and navigating dozens of HVAC, horsepower, and electrical formulas. They also need problem-solving abilities to figure out how to achieve objectives, communication skills to understand and address clients’ needs, and time management skills to juggle multiple tasks and projects.
Being an HVAC tech is a physically demanding profession. Techs must have the physical strength to lift heavy objects and the manual dexterity to use a wide variety of tools. They also spend a lot of time working in small, dark, or dirty spaces, and in all kinds of weather and temperature conditions, from blistering summer heat to icy winter cold.
Henick-Lane Salutes our Hardworking HVAC Techs
We hope you will join Henick-Lane in saluting our talented, hardworking techs who have helped us provide premiere HVAC services in and around New York City for nearly 60 years. Call us at (718) 768-7277, contact us online, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a consultation or quote.