HVAC stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. As an HVAC control technician, you work with the devices that manage these heating and cooling systems. Your job may involve installing new HVAC controls or repairing existing units. This includes installing the panels and wiring that connects them to the HVAC system, thermostats, and other sensors.
In some cases, your job may involve working with computers to automate the climate control process. This may include installing and configuring programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and using specialized software such as Niagara WorkBench to set up an automated system. On the other hand, none of these requirements are necessary for climate control. Most companies in New York hire people for entry-level technical positions with a high school diploma or GED and little to no experience. To be a good candidate for an HVAC technician position, you should have professional training and work experience with HVAC systems.
A commercial HVAC service technician repairs and maintains heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems, which the industry calls HVAC. The highest-paying jobs will depend on where you live and how long you have been working as an HVAC technician for regular HVAC technicians who don't have their own business.