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What Employers Look for in HVAC/R Candidates


HVAC/R (heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration) is essential to any home, building or facility, and employers look for skilled candidates who can keep these systems up and running. If you’re looking for a career in the HVAC/R field, it’s important to understand what employers are looking for to improve your chances of landing a job.

Technical skills and experience

Employers want someone who has the skills, knowledge and expertise to install, repair, and maintain HVAC/R systems. At Florida Academy, our HVAC/R program provides students with a mix of classroom instruction and hands-on training in our workshop, teaching you to work on a range of equipment including air conditioners, commercial rooftop units, electrical boards and more.

Communication Skills

Employers value HVAC/R candidates who have strong communication skills. These skills are important when working with clients and team members to diagnose problems and provide solutions. Good communication skills are also important when explaining technical concepts to non-technical people.

Attention to Detail

If you want to succeed in this industry, you’ll also need to have a strong attention to detail and problem solving skills. HVAC/R systems are complex, and even the smallest mistake can cause significant problems. Employers want someone who is detail-oriented, patient, and will ensure that all components are installed and working correctly.

Customer Service Skills

Good customer service skills are also important when working with clients to understand their needs and provide solutions. Employers are looking for HVAC/R technicians who are professional, courteous,  and helpful, and will leave a positive impression on clients. 

If you are an HVAC/R candidate, it is important to highlight these qualities in your job applications and interviews to increase your chances of being hired.

Start Your HVAC Career at Florida Academy

Are you ready to start your career in the HVAC industry? Apply to the accredited HVAC/R Technology program. By combining experienced classroom instruction with hands-on training opportunities in a workshop, we quickly prepare students for careers in the field. Apply now, visit our website to learn more, contact us or call 1-800-324-9543.

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