A Rewarding Day in the Life of an HVAC Technician

Morning Routine

The day begins early for an air conditioning technician like myself. After a quick breakfast, I head to the office to check my schedule and gather the necessary tools and equipment for the day’s assignments. Today, I have a couple of installations and a repair job lined up.

Installation #1

My first stop is a residential home in Evanston, IL, where the homeowners have requested a new central air conditioning system. I arrive promptly, introduce myself, and explain the process to the clients. After a thorough inspection of the existing ductwork, I begin the installation process.

  1. Remove the old unit
  2. Install the new outdoor condensing unit
  3. Run the refrigerant lines and electrical wiring
  4. Install the indoor air handler
  5. Connect the ductwork and perform final checks

With the new system up and running, I demonstrate the thermostat controls and provide the homeowners with maintenance tips to ensure optimal indoor air quality.

Repair Call

Next, I head to a commercial property in Park Ridge, IL, where the building manager has reported an issue with one of the rooftop HVAC units. After assessing the situation, I determine that the compressor needs to be replaced. Fortunately, I have the necessary parts in my van, and I get to work immediately.

  1. Shut down the unit and disconnect the power
  2. Remove the faulty compressor
  3. Install the new compressor and reconnect the refrigerant lines
  4. Perform leak tests and charge the system with refrigerant
  5. Restart the unit and monitor its operation

After ensuring that the repaired unit is functioning correctly, I provide the building manager with a detailed report and recommend a preventative maintenance schedule to avoid future breakdowns.

Installation #2

The final stop for the day is a new construction site in Lincolnwood, IL, where I have been contracted to install a complete HVAC system. This job requires careful coordination with other trades, such as electricians and ductwork installers. After a few hours of hard work, the system is up and running, and I perform the necessary tests to ensure proper operation.

Wrapping Up

As the sun sets, I head back to the office, feeling satisfied with a productive day’s work. I update the job records, restock my van with any necessary supplies, and prepare for the next day’s assignments. Being an HVAC technician is a challenging but rewarding career, and I take pride in providing top-notch service to our clients in the Chicagoland area.