Careers in the HVAC Industry

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of jobs for HVAC mechanics and installers is predicted to grow by 15 percent from 2016 to 2026. On the other hand, the average profession is expected to increase by just seven percent in the same period of time. Based on these predictions, there will be about 50,000 new jobs in the HVAC industry. If you’re interested in capitalizing on this increased demand, here is some information about various careers in the HVAC industry. AC Technician An AC technician is responsible for making sure the temperature in a controlled climate remains consistent and accurate. AC technicians typically work for businesses and in homes. However, AC technicians often find themselves working in other places, including hotels and hospitals. While AC technicians generally work 9 A.M. to 5 P.M., they also need to be on call in the event HVAC systems for businesses and homes need emergency repair. HVAC Engineer HVAC engineers are in charge of coordinating and planning system installations. They are also responsible for performing evaluations on the performance of already existing systems. HVAC engineers may make recommendations to boost efficiency. These HVAC professionals may also design climate control systems. HVAC...

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Our Technicians are NATE Certified and It Matters

At W A Air Conditioning, we employ NATE-certified technicians to provide the best possible service to our clients in the Huntsville, Texas area. NATE (North American Technician Excellence), is a nonprofit organization, and the largest of its kind offering certification to HVAC professionals in the United States. NATE certification implies a certain standard of performance, and will make a significant difference in your HVAC service experience. NATE’s focus is superior work in all areas of HVAC service. NATE-certified technicians must pass rigorous tests to achieve NATE certification. Passing these tests signify in-depth knowledge of, and competence in HVACR systems and servicing. Faster Diagnosis Because NATE-certified technicians have already demonstrated their in-depth knowledge of modern HVAC equipment, they can often spot the problem with a malfunctioning HVAC system more quickly. This can significantly reduce the number of hours needed to complete your repair and restore comfort inside your home. Fewer hours on the job can also translate to lower costs for most repair procedures. Improved Maintenance and Service Recommendations The wealth of experience and knowledge required to achieve NATE certification can allow these technical experts to provide accurate guidance and recommendations regarding your current HVAC system. Huntsville routinely experiences high heat...

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Why Is Sealing and Insulation Important in the Summer Months?

Summer heat in Texas often sends residents running to the cool of air conditioning for comfort. Running air conditioning in an inefficient home, however, can result in large utility bills and reduced indoor air comfort. Improving your home’s sealing and insulation can decrease utility costs and provide optimal comfort. Sealing and insulation may be done by homeowners using the following steps: Locate Air Leaks The first step to improve your home’s sealing and insulation is to identify areas of air leakage. Some leaks will be easy to identify because you can feel the air moving. Other leaks may be found with a visual inspection. Take care to investigate the areas around common sources of air leaks: Crawl spaces Sill plates Top plates Duct registers throughout the home Attic hatches Recessed lighting Plumbing stack vents Dropped soffit Vent fans, commonly seen in kitchens and bathrooms Dryer vents Walls that are missing plaster Fireplace dampers Outdoor water spigots Moldings around doors, ceilings and baseboards Electrical plates including outlets and light switches Sealing Air Leaks The second step when updating your home’s sealing and insulation is to fill all openings with the appropriate material. The correct material to use to seal you home’s air leaks depends on the size and location of the...

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