HVAC stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. As a residential HVAC technician, you will work on installing and servicing complete residential HVAC system. You may work in new construction for a specialized custom home builder or for high-volume builders who develop large subdivisions containing many homes. You'll install ductwork for a wide variety of residences including single family homes, town homes, and apartment buildings. You may also work on duct systems for existing buildings to remodel, upgrade, or troubleshoot these systems. Most of your work will be done in the field.
Opportunities in this field include:
Depending on your location, you could earn $12-20/hour as an apprentice or $20-50/hour as a journeyman. In addition to an hourly wage, you will receive great benefits including health, pension, 401k, and more.
If you're ready to learn more about a career in the sheet metal industry or would like information on how to apply, please complete our Request Information form. We'll match you to a training center in your area. Your local training school or Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) will contact you in about a week.