Hot? Cold? Either way, air’s got to flow through all the homes, offices, hospitals, schools, and commercial buildings across the country. With the quality of air—and ventilation— getting more attention than ever, now’s an important time to get licensed and bonded for employment in HVACR.
Solid Future In The Air
Even pre-pandemic, the HVACR employment outlook was very solid, as projected by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics:
Employment of heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers is projected to grow 4 percent from 2019 to 2029, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Commercial and residential building construction is expected to drive employment growth, and job opportunities for HVACR technicians are expected to be good.
With home renovation and construction work strong—as well as the ultimate need for updated systems in offices, public and commercial buildings of all kinds, it’s likely that HVACR technicians can anticipate ever more work. For example, McKinsey & Company anticipates that efforts to purify air, improve ventilation and manage air flow have a major role in our “next normal” era.
The annual median pay for HVACR technicians has been near $50,000. As systems and the field become increasingly more complex, most employers look for candidates with postsecondary education—or completion of an apprenticeship. Learn How To Become provides further detail about this path.
What Exactly Do HVACR Technicians Do?
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics explains:
Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers—often called HVACR technicians—work on heating, ventilation, cooling, and refrigeration systems that control the temperature and air quality in buildings.
Heating and air conditioning systems control the temperature, humidity, and overall air quality in homes, businesses, and other buildings. By providing a climate-controlled environment, refrigeration systems make it possible to store and transport food, medicine, and other perishable items.
Some HVACR technicians specialize in one or more specific aspects of HVACR, such as radiant heating systems, solar panels, testing and balancing, or commercial refrigeration.
Typically HVAC technicians:
Install, clean, and maintain HVACR systems
Install electrical components and wiring
Inspect and test HVACR systems and components
Discuss system malfunctions with customers
Repair or replace worn or defective parts
Recommend maintenance to improve system performance
Understanding HVACR Licenses and Bonds
Generally, states require HVACR professionals to obtain a license and sometimes specific certifications are required too. Frequently, obtaining a license bond is a pre-requisite to licensure.
Referred to as an HVAC License Bond or a Master HVACR License Bond, these are types of surety bonds. Essentially, an HVAC or Master HVACR License Bond serves as a guarantee to the public that you are prepared to carry out your responsibilities in accordance with all applicable regulations.
Obtain your license bond easily, quickly and affordably from Colonial Surety Company, a leading, direct, national provider of surety bonds. With other 4,000 license and permit bonds available from our self-service online platform, you are sure to obtain the bond you need—instantly and affordably.
Help for Aspiring Technicians-and Contractors
In business since 1930, Colonial Surety Company is both a national surety bond expert and a tech innovator. HVACR technicians and contractors across the country are invited to use Colonial’s efficient, self-service, online platform to obtain license bonds—instantly!
With a portfolio of over 4,000 license and permit bonds available digitally, Colonial helps contractors in every field: HVACR, electrical, plumbing, gutters, driveways—and more.
In addition to HVAC and Master HVAC License Bonds, Colonial provides contractor license bonds for Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Contractors, Heating and Air Conditioning Contractors, Refrigeration Contractors—and many, many more!
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