1. Is Air Conditioning Work Only About Hot Attics?
No, air conditioning service companies typically service residential, commercial, or both. There is a lot of attic work in residential service since that is where the equipment is located. However, there is also much work that takes place outside, on roofs, and in other places depending on what market the company you work for caters to.
2. Who Regulates The Air Conditioning Business?
Once you go to work for an A/C contractor, you must register with the Texas Department of Licensing and Registration (TDLR). The A/C contractor you work for is also regulated by the TDLR. The A/C license holder must complete continuing education each year. The TDLR works very hard to ensure we operate with the highest quality of workmanship and ethics. They are constantly working to catch technicians that operate without a license. Without TDLR, wages would drop due to unlicensed workers taking jobs.
3. What Other Jobs Might This Training Be Used For?
There are many occupations and jobs that you can seek and be a good candidate for with air conditioning training. Of course, there are many air conditioning contractors out there needing help almost all of the time. But there are also many corporations that have their own in-house maintenance and mechanical departments. Maintenance and repairs to buildings, homes, and schools all require mechanical personnel. High-rise buildings use maintenance departments, and many employ stationary engineers. The air conditioning trade is one of the few that overlaps with other specialized trades. Air conditioning technicians do A/C, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, and welding/brazing.