Hi there guys!

Questions for the techs. My name is Jeremy and I live in Reno and I was just wondering what is the best route to take when it comes to gaining experience and knowledge in the HVAC trade,through a apprentice program or a tech school?

A company wants me to come in and fill an application in my area and I have applied for others. Now, I dont mind starting at the bottom, whatever it takes to enter this trade, Ill do it, even if it pays close to minimum wage. Even if it takes 5 years to gain a certificate. I just dont want to spend 2 years investing money into classes, I would rather work from the bottom up even if it means working in the mud and cat $#^*!! LOL. Would I learn enough by taking this route?? What if I only gain experience in residential but nothing in commercial? Which kind of companies would I gain the most diverse experience and knowledge?

Also, I notice some HVAC contractors which also provide plumbing services as well...which I admire because having an extra trade on their back must keep them very busy through out the year. What do you guys think about this?

Anyways, thanks for reading my post and I look forward to any replies.

Jeremy