Help! My AC isn’t working.
So, you’ve got a “guy” coming to repair your Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC) System. He or she is an AC technician but what are the qualifications this person must have to know what needs to be done and to get the job done correctly?
First, let’s talk about what they do. Your technician must know how to repair and install HVAC equipment. They should also know how to read blueprints so that they know what goes where when installing or replacing any part of the system. When the system is not running properly it’s imperative that they can test components. There are state and federal regulations that are their guidelines, so knowledge of this information is crucial.
Education & Certifications
Having a high school diploma is good. Many high schools offer classes for this vocation. A postsecondary certificate in AC, heating, and refrigeration from a trade school or community college helps a lot. This can take up to 6 months to two years depending on the program.
Another way they can get their knowledge is to get an apprenticeship by assisting an experienced AC Technician. There are also online classes and self-study which your employer may provide for you.
To set up shop, and depending on where you live, a contractors license to work may be necessary. This license is required to work in the state of Arizona. Your technician will have to register with the Arizona Registrar of Contractors (AZ RoC). An exam is necessary, so your technician can prove his knowledge.
“Any business which contracts or offers to contract to build, alter, repair, add to, subtract from, improve, move, wreck or demolish any building, highway, road, railroad, excavation or other structure, development or improvement, or to do any part of the work must be a licensed contractor.” – Arizona Registrar of Contractors
Depending on the locality or state where you live, you may need a license to work as an HVAC technician. Licensing requirements vary, but typically include passing an exam and either completing a training program or accumulating 2-5 years of work experience. The content of the exams also varies. Some emphasize general HVAC knowledge, while others emphasize knowledge of electrical codes.
ADD Air has both California and Arizona ROC Licenses. AZ ROC license 288763. And has a sole proprietor California license 729342. We have the knowledge you need to get the job done right the first time! Give us a call when you need AC repair. (928) 768-9825