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What Tools do Heating Ventilation And Air Conditioning Pros Need? | C. Woods Company

HVAC Tools for Every Technician

HVAC technicians are trained to perform a variety of tasks on home and commercial heating and cooling units. At a moment’s notice, they must be prepared to fix problems, maintain a unit, diagnose issues, and install needed heating parts. All these aspects of an HVAC tech’s job require an extensive list of tools on-hand.

If you’ve been curious about the tools your technician needs when he shows up to repair your unit, read on. This article will explain, in detail, the types of tools every technician needs to do their jobs.

The Essentials Everyone Needs

essential toolsHVAC technicians need a wide variety of essential tools to perform their jobs. The first set of tools is likely the same that you have on your workbench or in a toolbox at home. These include a hammer, pair of pliers, wrenches, a tape measure, and a screwdriver.

While these tools are not specific to the HVAC trade, they are specifically needed for technicians to accomplish their jobs. Without wrenches and screwdrivers, they wouldn’t be able to access your unit and get inside. Tape measures ensure the proper placement and installation of parts.

Pliers come in handy when dealing with wires, especially if they’re in tight spaces. They also aide in ensuring clamps are tightly fitted together. While HVAC techs never know what they’ll need, they bring all their essential tools to be prepared for every job.

Specialized HVAC Tools

The essential tools listed above can only get an HVAC tech so far. They’ll then need specialized HVAC tools to help them diagnose and fix issues with your unit. These tools include cordless power drills, thermometers, and multimeters. HVAC units can be dangerous pieces of equipment.

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Why? A lot of power is needed to run them, and there is a constant flow of energy. If a wire shorts out or there is a power surge, HVAC techs run the risk of getting electrocuted. To prevent this from occurring, your technician will use a multimeter. This piece of equipment provides power readings for your machine and helps them pinpoint both how much electricity is flowing through your machine and whether there is live voltage where it shouldn’t be. Every technician depends on this piece of equipment for a safe job.

Safety Tools Are Essential

safety precautionHVAC techs need a few other safety tools to remain well on the job. These are everyday items you might have in your garage or workshop including goggles, a hardhat, gloves, and facemask. They’ll also wear non-slip shoes for safety when working on slippery surfaces around your unit.

Goggles and facemasks prevent debris and dirt from getting into a technician’s eyes, nose, throat. Gloves keep their hands safe from rusty or sharp metal. And a hardhat is essential in case of falling debris.

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C. Woods Company has been servicing the Tyler, Texas area for all their heating, air, and plumbing needs since 1956. With a five-star reputation, on-time professionals, and personalized solutions, they’ll get your job done right the first time.