Heating Equipment & Systems Repair
Experience, and not necessarily coursework, is usually what dictates the success of heating equipment and systems repair professionals. They must be licensed and certified, and they have often attended a trade school to obtain their certification. But on-the-job training and just plain experience is very important in this job. Some professionals may take occasional courses to keep up with the latest methods and technologies.
They need to be detail-oriented and able to work with small components. An eye for detail and good communication skills are both important in this field. Those who work for themselves also need to be good at managing their time well. They should also be business savvy to maintain their companies. They should also be timely and courteous, as they frequently visit homes to fix boilers, furnaces, ducts, and pumps.
Heating equipment and systems repair professionals often have backgrounds in HVAC, using that knowledge to repair and install oil, electric and solar heating components, in addition to central air conditioning. Services offered by such professionals typically include installation, cleaning, and maintenance of radiant, high-velocity heating, solar, and underfloor heating systems. They may also offer humidification, repair of gas boilers and furnaces, filter changes, and parts replacement for hot water heaters. Many heating specialists have websites that outline these and more services, along with promotions to get clients interested. They should also offer warranties and guarantees on any product, from new gas furnaces to pumps to filters to assure that they back their quality offerings.
Customers will more than likely speak with a receptionist first to book an appointment, then meet with the HVAC specialist for a free consultation or estimate.