So what does an HVAC engineer do?
Most commercial buildings, residential structures and homes have HVAC — heating, ventilation and conditioning — units or duct work that provides heat, AC, and cycles air in and out of the building. HVAC engineers are trained to install, service and improve these units. Why is it important to have an HVAC engineer do this job? Learn more below about this role.
About the job
From installing a new heating or cooling system, to cleaning and maintaining an existing system, HVAC engineers have a wide variety of work. They create blueprints, user manuals and installation procedures for those installing or using the HVAC unit. They also make sure all installations and maintenance work are in compliance with industry standards and local and national codes.
Following the code
Certified HVAC engineers come out to help improve and maintain your duct work and HVAC system. But why is it important to have an HVAC engineer do this job?
Trained HVAC engineers know local, state and national building codes, which means they’ll be able to ensure that your duct work not only works properly, but also adheres to local laws, such as those set by the International Code Council, the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers, and the Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute.
Why are they important?
Getting the job done right can save home and business owners time, money and even improve the health of those living or working in the building. Maintaining your HVAC system and duct work means that you catch potential issues before they become problems, because a trained HVAC engineer can spot these small details. Keeping your duct work clean also improves the efficiency of your machinery, which means it doesn’t have to work as hard and will last longer. It also means you’re taking better care of your health, because your HVAC system is doing its job to filter air and keep dust, debris and allergens out of your home or office.