Ventilating contractors should have the licensing and training to service electrical heating systems, cooling units, furnace systems, air ducts, and more. Some may work solely with heating, while others venture into air conditioning too. Some work on commercial buildings, while others work on residential homes, but they must all be licensed and insured.
While ventilating contractors and technicians don't necessarily need a degree, they should have taken courses to become certified, or just to learn the latest advances in the field. Their services revolve around repair, maintenance, cleaning, and installation of all types of building ventilation systems. They should have good time management, team work, and communication skills for this career. Technicians should have patience, a steady hand, and attention to detail. They should also provide fast, efficient services so that heating and aid conditioning units can be quickly up and running and again.
Related professions can include plumbing contractors, heating systems cleaning and repairing technicians, and air conditioning services repair technicians. They are all related in that they provide many of the same basic services for homes and offices.
Many ventilating contractors are virtual-based, meaning they have websites that are the primary source of information for consumers. These sites may offer free quotes and estimates, outlines of services, testimonials, and 24x7 emergency support. Technicians often times belong to HVAC associations to keep abreast of industry news.
When a customer calls a ventilating contractor, he or she may first speak with a receptionist. This person should be smart and outgoing, with knowledge of all basic services. He or she can set up appointments as well. The customer may then meet with the contractor to go over plans. He or she should be timely and knowledgeable about all service offerings, from duct cleaning and repair to installation and insulation.