Over 20 years ago I decided that I was going to become a heating and cooling technician.
I got this idea after watching my uncle open his own indoor air handling dealership in the neighboring town.
He was so successful with his career as the owner and operator of this large HVAC repair and service center that I was inspired to become a certified heating, cooling, and ventilation specialist myself. When I graduated from high school I already had several HVAC repair courses under my belt. I was able to work as an intern at my uncle’s HVAC repair shop and learned all of the ins and outs of air quality control equipment before I even got my high school diploma. I quickly graduated from a real HVAC certification program at the local trade school and felt like my life was headed in the right direction. The problem is, I hate driving. Nobody ever told me that being a heating and cooling technician meant I would spend more time in the car than working on broken air handling devices. I swear that I have my hands on the steering wheel more often than I am touching air conditioning systems or forced air furnaces. I’m more concerned with the car’s indoor temperature than the HVAC equipment I am paid to repair. I’m so tired of driving from house to house everyday for tiny HVAC appointments that I decided to jump into commercial HVAC repair instead. I’m back in school, but I know that I will be happier as a commercial HVAC tech than a glorified taxi driver.