HVAC Installer Salary
Job Description for HVAC Installer
HVAC installers are responsible for successfully installing HVAC equipment for their organization. They are in charge of troubleshooting electrical circuits, pipes, and system components as needed. They replace air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration equipment as needed, as well as test connections for leakage and pressure problems. Among their main responsibilities are installing and connecting thermostats and humidstats using hand tools, as well as verifying correct functioning of residential and business equipment.Read More...
HVAC installers also perform regular scheduled maintenance by verifying specifications, part integrity, and safety compliance of equipment. They must write service reports, document customer interactions, and participate in training sessions to familiarize themselves with new devices and technology. Additionally, HVAC installers must provide excellent customer experiences and establish rapport with customers, as well as read equipment manuals to solve problems. In all tasks, the installer needs to follow operational procedures and confidentiality rules; they also need to follow strict safety standards to prevent accidents.
A high school diploma or equivalent is necessary for this position. Current HVAC certifications may be preferred or required. HVAC installers must possess strong communication skills to interact with customers and explain in non-technical language what issues need to be addressed. They must be organized with their inventory and able to multitask in a variety of tasks at a time. Additionally, these professionals need to have an advanced knowledge of HVAC codes and proper application methods, work well on their own with minimal supervision, and perform effectively with other installers to achieve all company goals in a timely manner.
HVAC Installer Tasks
- Repair and rebuild complex commercial HVAC and environmental systems, touring and inspecting regularly.
- Keep all HVAC and mechanical rooms clean, orderly, and organized.
- Calibrate thermostats and ensure appropriate temperatures are maintained.
- Oversee outside contractors and HVAC technicians to ensure timely service and performance.
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One Hour Air Conditioning and Heating leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $47K.
Pay by Experience Level for HVAC Installer
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many HVAC Installers, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $31K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $40K. HVAC Installers bring in $45K after working for 10 to 20 years. HVAC Installers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $49K.