What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
HVAC Technician in Winston-Salem:
"Beware of stress from job."
Don't work for a mom and pop operation. Work for a company that has many technicians there will be better benefits and that doesn't mean health care. Technicians are where the company generates revenue and the better you are the more of an asset you will be. The on call rotation will bring a lot of stress if it's short so find a company that has a long rotation. Strive to be the best tech possible on the whole team.
HVAC Technician in Draper:
"Electrical, wire diagram's."
Ask a lot of questions, there is no stupid question, if can't figure something out call someone in the field they can help over the phone. Electrician ability's is a must have trade or at least willing to learn . Careful giving quotes they become very stressful.
HVAC Technician in Tampa:
"Be prepared to work unexpectedly."
HVAC techs sometimes get called out in the middle of the night and on weekends or from vacations when an urgent call requires their attention (commercial unit out and requires your expertise, sudden heat wave/Arctic front creates urgent work load to keep customers safe from extreme temps, etc). Also, be prepared for customers to recognize you WHEREVER you are. This means great customer service and high customer satisfaction is a MUST, and a quick trip to the grocery will likely always end up taking 20 minutes longer per hour than usual, as satisfied customers tend to talk with you like family when they see you in public.
HVAC Technician in Madison Heights:
When your are in school try your best to understand the basics and fundamental so you can set a good foundation because u will learn pretty much everything in the field.
HVAC Technician in Salt Lake City:
Go to school and get good training and then use that to your advantage to build upon after getting employment. Also know that it is an ever learning process with plenty of tech support in the field.