HVAC technicians are required to perform a variety of physical tasks in order to properly install and maintain air conditioning systems. These tasks can include manipulating, controlling, or feeling objects, tools, or controls; standing for long periods; bending or twisting the body; climbing ladders, scaffolding, or poles; repeating the same movements; and walking or running for extended periods of time. In addition to these physical demands, HVAC technicians may also spend a significant amount of time crouching, kneeling, or leaning while working on different types of equipment. This can lead to fatigue if the technician does not take the necessary precautions to protect their body.
It is important for HVAC technicians to listen to their bodies and make adjustments as needed in order to avoid any potential issues.