HVAC 101 #0 ~ What you need to know to be a HVAC&R Technician ~ In the Begining

hey everybody back with another video today I've been working on getting the whiteboard done I've got it up it's not permanent but I've got it up here and some temporary lights set up so let's go ahead and get on with a video so so I'm going to start in the HVAC with the HVAC videos and I guess today what I want to do is is just basically outline what it takes to be an HVAC installation technician or service technician and it's first and foremost you have to be personable you have to be able to deal with people you are going to more than likely unless you're unless you're your family is in the HBA industry and or you're you start out right in the Union the majority of folks are going to start out working for a residential residential out there obviously than there is commercial or industrial so the best place really for anybody to start is and the residential sector it's going to get you in the door all you'll learn a lot there so back to being personable you have to be able to deal with people and you have to be able to communicate well and and you got to be presentable you know you can't you can't show up with your shirt tail tucked out and you know all scruffy hair not done and stinkin and ripped up clothes you have to present yourself I've always said that anybody can fix anything but it takes a certain person to be to service the customer so I mean you might have mechanical ability and you can change fix your brakes and your tires change your oil and all of that but you're dealing with a machine you can't articulate with the customer you know it goes hand in hand you have to be able to to deal with people so that's first and foremost the second thing I guess is you have to be able to be able to work in the conditions that the job requires like for example crawlspaces you don't like spiders angle like this business you don't like getting dirty you like it so you guys crawl underneath houses you're going to have to crawl in basements and you're gonna have to crawl or honor the attics you're going to have to you're going to you're going to experience extreme cold temperatures if you're in the commercial or the industrial sector a lot of them units are outside and they don't break down when the temperatures nice they break down when the temperatures extreme every single time that's when you know if you get a spike in temperature up AC breakdown if you get a major dip and you're taxing all that equipment and so you're going to have to be able to handle extreme heat and extreme cold and and as a matter of fact just this week I was in a facility that was literally 85 degrees indoors and I went from that facility indoors long wearing long-sleeve shirts sweating my butt off to an outdoor job where it was 20 degrees all in one day maybe you get into refrigeration and you're in you're working at a walk-in freezer you know where it's you know 10 degrees zero maybe maybe a deep freezer minus 10 and that was those temperatures or that temperature all your own and you could be walking in there from something outdoors where it was 80 or 90 degrees in the summertime so extreme temperature fluctuations why I'm making it sound really really enticing a night it's really not as bad as you think so let's see what else ought to be an HVAC installation or technician you know there's I guess there's lots of different facets to this business there's uh there's residential like I'd already mentioned residential heating cooling a lot a lot of times heating and cooling goes along with plumbing and electrical so sometimes you'll find one company that does all three trades and then again your work in that refrigeration so HVAC is heating ventilation and air conditioning but you also have an arm which is refrigeration and you're in the residential sector you can find yourself working on furnaces air conditioners window shakers maybe refrigerators a lot of times they'll work in different things like dishwashers and garbage disposals if you're into that you know get into that plumbing repair as well things like that and if you're in the commercial to the sector of this you're going to find the heating ventilation and air conditioning along with the free fridge eration but you're going to be dealing with like walk-in reach in coolers walk-in coolers reach-in and walk-in freezers you're going to deal with the things like ice machines and see what else ventilation you you could maybe maybe you're going to have a make-up air unit we'll get into all these different types of equipment and try to show you some examples of these things as well let's see here let's want to just start naming off some stuff you might need to get a chance to work out so you got furnaces air conditioners which should be split systems you can have a gas pack unit which is an RT u or a rooftop unit those are going to be a package heating cooling unit heat pumps you can get into heat pumps which is basically a refrigeration air conditioning with a reversing valve so it comes the refrigeration refrigerant backwards and also has electric strip heat so you could have electric heat oh you get into water heaters gas standard atmospheric vent electric water heaters on demand water heaters propane oh boy we talking two different types of fields back to furnaces you can have propane natural gas fuel oil you if you go the red right you can get into solar and you can get into solid fuels like wood things that sort let's see what else here you make up air units ventilation we're saying the commercial building you've got exhaust fans and they're either exhausting off of the kitchen hood or maybe they're exhausting bathrooms well when a building is exhausting all that air you have to make up that air to replace what's been taken out of the building so there's direct fire make up air units and there's indirect fire make up air units and there's you know sometimes you get into work on a kitchen quick movie theater yeah worked on some popcorn poppers and see what else ice machines already mentioned just industrial we have steam boilers you got hydronic boilers man you know there's so many things that you get to work on when you're in the HVAC industry and sky's the limit and you can go in all sorts of different directions not to mention the pipe fitting plumbers and pipe fitters union you you could you could be a sprinkler fitter a boiler maker you you could end up making installing piping systems like I said that's where you kind of cross over into the plumbers and the and the pipe cleaners HPC cross-training and you know then you can just go almost any direction I'll try to cover as much of this as I can or if you have any questions by all means please shoot me a text or email or a message at the bottom of this video down below so what I'll do is if I get some questions on what you guys want me to talk about I'll obviously cover those things first but sorry this is just kind of a climate video this would be the one of the first videos or the first video of this series that strictly deals with the case see our type stuff you know we're also going to cover a lectric 'el which I already did a short series of eight videos on home electrical things and we covered you know breaker panels and some sliding circuits and whatever receptacles and switches and fuse panels of breakers and all of that stuff so if you want it'll check some of my other videos look to the playlist you can check out some of the videos and where I long left off on that that series was I think video number eight we got into the heating and cooling or the HVAC and your thermostat house wire and things of that sort we'll get into some more that when we're getting into this series let's see here sorry to pause here I just want to think I don't have an outline of things I want to talk about or cover so I'm just shooting from the hip oh you know what the tools that it takes to do this job I'm going to go over every specialized tool there is and I'll just basically probably bring in my toolbox I'll dump it out and we'll take each piece individually I'll tell you what it is I'll show you how to use it and and again this series going to cover tips and tricks and I'm not going to teach the textbook stuff if you want the textbook stuff it's probably a lot of you guys are already in some sort of technical program and you're going to get all that background information what I'm going to give you here in this lecture in this series is going to be practical application I'm going to cut through all that crap and I'm going to give you what you really need to know when you're out in the field that's what you guys are after that's what you need to know but if you need to know you need to know the fundamentals also because that it's this probably you're not going to get what I'm going to teach in your class if you're in class or you're not going to get what I'm going to show you how to book what the stuff you learn in the book I'm going to make it so you can understand it a lot better so I hope that my audience in this in the series is going to be a lot of a lot of I'm going to call them newbies Oh a lot of green people that are going to that need to absorb this information and I'm going to give you a lot of shortcuts probably said practical application years of experience so hopefully you won't have to go through rided to learn in this view yeah so I guess we'll wrap it up there and I will start another video I'm going to pump out as many of these videos as I can and I don't know how they're going to come out there is going to be no rhyme or reason there's going to be no order except for I think I'm going to try to start in the simple and residential area so for I forecast a lot of you guys going to be new at this and I don't want to overwhelm you with things that you won't even understand so so stick with me watch these videos and progression take notes by all means please comment down below it's the only way I'm going to know what you need to know or watch though and it will get a bite if I don't cover in any of these video make that comment I'll get to you as soon as I possibly can with another video I'm like I said before in my other videos I want to make a video response for every question or maybe I'll couple some of them together and cover that question in detail and try to get as much information out there as I possibly can see all right well that's gonna be a thanks for watching don't forget to subscribe like this video and comment we'll see on this video thanks a lot

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