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Heating and Cooling Technicians

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Approximately 274,680 heating and cooling technicians are employed in the United States. While most heating and cooling technicians work directly with the building, installation, and maintenance of equipment via heating and cooling firms, some technicians work in equipment sales. Other technicians work for manufacturers in engineering or research laboratories, utility companies, and consulting firms. Some large institutions such as hospitals, universities, factories, office complexes, and sports arenas employ heating and cooling technicians directly, maintaining their own climate-control staffs. Some technicians also open up their own businesses, either as heating and cooling contractors or consultants specializing in sales, parts supply, service, and installation.

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