The best way to get started is to "Know somebody".
Originally Posted by critterhunter
Or you can get started like I did. In building maintenance.Doing menial tasks such as changing filters, oiling motors- we used to do that back in the day.Cleaning coils, flushing condensate lines, replacing motors the real tech 86'd,draining the water out of the compressor tank, adjusting the belts in air handlers,and doing the job that no self respecting tech would be caught dead doing...............servicing the evaporative coolers. There is a property out there somewhere that needs somebody to fix their stuff. The fastest track to becoming a tech is lots of work.
Some Talk, Some Do
"keeping condensing pressures low and evaporator pressures high"
"Some customers are more interested in comfort than energy savings"