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Essential HVAC Tools Technicians Need

Homeowners welcome HVAC technicians into houses across America during all kinds of weather and every season. Whether it’s a heater or air conditioning that needs repair work, maintenance services, or installation, HVAC techs make sure homeowners can live comfortably inside their houses, year-round.

When technicians arrive for a job, they’re often watched as they go about their business. Curious homeowners enjoy learning how HVAC techs work and the tools they need. The following article will explain the three types of tools they need and how each tool helps them accomplish their job.

Essential Tools of the Trade

essential toolsEvery HVAC technician carries several essential tools of the trade with them wherever they go. These are tools that every homeowner has in their garage or toolbox. If you work on projects around your house, you’ll share a similar toolbelt as an HVAC technician.

These essential tools consist of a hammer, pliers, screwdriver, tape measure, and a wrench. HVAC techs never know what they’ll encounter on the job. If they need to unscrew nuts and remove bolts, then screwdrivers and wrenches come in handy.

If a piece of metal or switch is jammed, it might take a few well-placed taps with the hammer to get it moving. Pliers help technicians grab ahold of wires in tight spaces. No matter the size of the job or location, HVAC techs will always have these essential tools handy on their belts.

Specialized Tools

In addition to the essential tools HVAC technicians carry, they’ll also have specialized tools necessary for completing a wide variety of jobs. These tools include power drills, thermometers, and multimeters. Whenever a technician needs to get inside your HVAC unit, they are potentially exposing themselves to electrical currents and voltage.

specialized tools

The multimeter ensures that technicians remain safe and don’t accidentally electrocute themselves by touching a live wire or a switch that has energy running through it. Another tool many HVAC contractors also use is a thermometer, which helps to measure the heat inside a unit. Units should never run too hot and when they do, it points to significant problems with the unit itself, helping them diagnose the root issue.

Keeping Safe is Also Essential

safety precautionWhile the first two sets of tools help HVAC techs to do their jobs, this set of tools helps them do it safely. Safety tools include non-slip shoes, gloves, hard hats, gloves, face masks, and goggles. Each item is always on hand and used, no matter the job.

HVAC units are often placed in areas where condensation collects on the ground. To do their jobs safely, technicians must have sure footing, making non-slip shoes a must-have item.

Hard hats protect them from falling debris, face masks ensure they can breathe properly in areas that might contain mold and mildew, and goggles protect their eyes from falling debris and particles of dust. Finally, gloves protect their hands from the day to day hazards of sharp metal and hazardous objects in the area where they work.

The One Company that Works For You

All Services serves the area for all their electrical, heating, and air conditioning needs. Whether you need an HVAC technician to fix your unit or need a water heater replaced, All Services is on the job. With open availability, professionally trained technicians, and friendly service, you’ll be glad you called!