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Here is The Guide That is Helping Homeowners to Understand HVAC Tools

Understanding HVAC Tools

HVAC technicians can cover a lot of ground in their day-to-day jobs. Each home they enter has a problem that is unique in some way like heat pump services, so they must have a wide variety of tools that they carry with them. They need to be prepared for any situation that comes their way! Homeowners are often curious about these tools, what they do, and how they work.

Though homeowners may not ever use these tools themselves to fix things around the house, it’s still important to have a basic understanding of the tools and processes that HVAC technicians use. Here are a few of the common HVAC tools to recognize.

The Essential Tools

essential toolsFor many products that exist today, there is an “essentials” version of that product category. Clothing “essentials” consist of simple black or white t-shirts or button-up dress shirts and a pair of blue jeans. Kitchen “essentials” for cooking include pots, pans, mixing bowls, and spatulas.

HVAC tools have their own essentials line including hammers, screwdrivers, pliers, wrenches, and other similar common toolbox products. These are the tools that are used, again and again, no matter what type of problem an HVAC technician may be challenged with fixing.

These are the tools that stand the test of time. They may not be the newest HVAC version of an electric mixing bowl, but they are needed for every project to get the job done.

Common Specialized Tools

The next level up in tool sophistication is specialized tools. These tools will be used less often since they tend to be specific for each job. Some examples include power drills, multimeters, and thermometers. Drills act as a more efficient way to put in screws due to the power that they have. Impact drivers are very similar but are even more powerful despite being a little smaller than traditional drills.

specialized tools

This high-powered tool can come in handy when working with thick HVAC materials that are tough to penetrate. A multimeter is a piece of electronic test equipment used to determine whether any electronic voltage exists in that particular region. This is especially important for the safety of the HVAC technician, so they don’t get electrocuted while fixing the HVAC system. HVAC thermometers are another specialized tool used to measure the temperature of the air, water, refrigerant, and copper lines. Like the multimeter tool, this tool is also important for safety precautions.

Taking Proper Safety Precautions

safety precautionAs previously mentioned, there are many specialized tools built specifically for HVAC safety. In addition to multimeters and thermometers, other safety-related tools include slip-resistant shoes and gloves.

Floors can be slippery, especially if there are leaks, so slip-resistant shoes are a great tool for preventing falls and injuries. HVAC technicians often spend their days working with sharp objects and tools, chemicals, and electrical materials.

Wearing gloves can help prevent cuts, keep chemicals from making contact with the skin, and avoid electrical shocks. Taking the proper safety precautions helps to prevent an emergency both for the HVAC technician doing the work and also for the people living in the home. When looking to hire an HVAC technician, make sure they take safety seriously.

About Wolfgang’s Cooling & Heating

Wolfgang’s Cooling & Heating believes their customers deserve the best. That’s why all of their HVAC technicians are hand-picked and expertly trained to ensure every experience is flawless and hassle-free. Their Trane Comfort Specialists deliver fast, accurate AC and furnace services so that customers can enjoy the best comfort for their homes.


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