Many people often ask our team what it’s like to work in the industry. Typically their interest is based in a curious desire to get into the business themselves.
So what’s the verdict?
Whether you’re a young upstart or looking for a solid change in job description, pursuing a career in the HVAC industry has an overwhelming number of benefits that make it a great choice. But of course we feel that way, or else we wouldn’t be doing it!
What makes us so passionate about our line of work? Let’s look at some of the main reasons below.
HVAC is a very financially rewarding career. In fact, it is so rewarding that it is among the highest paid trades in the country. It’s definitely a lot easier to be satisfied with your career choice when you have lots of money in the bank.
High in Demand
You certainly won’t have any trouble finding work in the industry. The demand for heating and air conditioning technicians is through the roof. In fact, Global News has demonstrated that it is among the top most in demand jobs in the country right now.
Can you think of one person who wouldn’t freak out if their heating and air conditioning unit broke down in the middle of a heatwave or a cold snap? Exactly. Once you’ve managed to find a reputable HVAC business to work for, you’re not likely to go anywhere any time soon, as the demand is far too high for that too occur.
Minimal Post-Secondary Education Requirement
You don’t have to go broke or waste a lot of valuable income-earning years in order to become a Red Seal certified HVAC mechanic. In order to become one, you must do 4 six-week periods of school coupled with a trades apprenticeship to gain hands-on experience. This means that you are earning money in a stable job while you go to school, rather than spending a lot of time in school, taking out student loans and working odd or summer jobs.
Additionally, most of your education, excluding textbooks, can be reimbursed through the provincial and federal governments. This means that you’ll have 4 years of training and earnings that your friends in university will not have by the time they finally finish their education.
Lots of Variety
HVAC is definitely not a boring industry. Every day is a different beast, and you get to work outside with your hands instead of being chained to a desk all day. Whether you’re installing a piece of equipment in a precarious crawl space or fixing a second-rate technicians hack job, there are always new challenges to tackle every single day on the job, which keeps it feeling fresh… just like the air coming out of the units we install.
Satisfaction of Providing a Valuable Service
For us, there is nothing more satisfying at the end of the day than the look of gratitude on the faces of happy customers after a job well done. As HVAC technicians, we provide a very valuable service by keeping the temperature of households and businesses well-regulated. We provide comfort and security, and that’s what really makes our job worth doing in the end.
This is the sentiment that guides the needle of our compass here at Ideal Energy Solutions.