Any issue is a quick fix for someone working in HVAC repair in New York. A lot of the time, someone who thinks they know what the issue is will try and fix the problem, but they have not been certified and trained properly to be someone who is working on HVAC systems. Many technicians are people who spent a year working as an apprentice with another worker and not someone who has spent a lot of time in school.
Apprenticeships are often used as a post-schooling job training. However, in HVAC repair it is a disservice. It takes less time to go to school and learn the HVAC system than it does to do an apprenticeship. Many areas have their own HVAC school and in 2 to 5 years, you can become a registered technician. It eases the minds of people who you are seeing that you know 100% what you are doing and it helps you make more money for the work that you are doing.
There are some things that an apprenticeship just can’t teach and you need proper training for. Apprenticeships help with the customer service aspect along with fixing the most common issues that there are in the HVAC world. What happens when there is an issue that you never learned to fix? There isn’t a handbook to flip through. You are left having to ask a register tech how to fix a problem, which could be something that is a simple fix due to going through the proper training.
Technicians are well paid and well respected by the customers that use them. If you asked any customer if they would rather have a register technician or someone who had went through the same years as an apprentice, you are going to find that they want someone who is properly trained and are willing to pay the extra for that piece of mind.