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The Tools That Every HVAC Professional Needs

While it may obvious that an HVAC professional repairman will need to lug around a toolbox filled with such things as wrenches and screwdrivers, there are quite a few other tools that are quite specific to the career of an HVAC repairman. This article will take a look at the hvac specialty tools every pro will need!

1. Hoses and gauges fitted for 410. These are a definite must-have in the toolbox. The reason why is because the pressure which 410A deals with is much higher than that of R-22. Some old-timers will argue that some will fit others and that they can be cross-used and this is technically true but the new way of teaching and learning is to use the specific fitting for the specific oils, that way nothing can be cross-contaminated or accidentally blended together.

2. HVAC torches are also another must as they are really the only way to work with the copper tubing that is prevalent in HVAC units. They can be pricey as an initial investment but as the old saying goes, “you have to spend money to make money.”

2. Some other more modestly-priced but no less important tools that fall under the umbrella of must have are fin straighteners fo the coils of both the evaporator and the condenser coils, a 5-in-1 screwdriver which will be much more convenient than having to deal with 5 different screwdrivers, and a detector which can locate refrigerant leaks. While soapy water can also be used to look for leaks, it looks so much more professional to use actual factory-made tools versus doing things in a jimmy-rigged hodge-podge fashion.

There you have it! All of the tools that an HVAC professional will need, at least for now. All the best!