After my first class on the heating and cooling industry, I’ve become more confident in my skill set. It’s amazing how much there is to learn about the industry I’ve decided to step into, but it’s all very important to keep me well rounded. The HVAC industry is a complex machine in itself, comprised of many different people doing a lot of different things. The parts manufacturers alone are very important to the entire operation. Many parts for both furnaces and air conditioners are fabricated by smaller shops all across the country. They make things special for every single type of HVAC system, ensuring the best quality part for every machine. I am a cleaning technician, but I work with guys who do installations on heated floors, tune ups on digital thermostats, and general maintenance on furnaces and air conditioners alike. And I can’t forget about the humans that do the logistics of every system, making sure that a room or building has the right sized equipment it needs to keep the temperature regulated. It was a real eye opener to see how every person fits together to keep the HVAC industry viable. I’m proud to call myself a restoration technician, especially after learning how important a clean system is to the overall lifespan of a furnace or air conditioner. I met a guy from the maintenance department who was really thrilled to learn how enthusiastic I am about my job. He thinks it’s a blessing to have guys like me in the industry, willing to learn everything there is to know.