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Tools of the Trade: Inside Your Tech’s Toolkit

February 4th, 2019 by cverdone

Tools of the Trade Inside Your Tech's Toolkit

Not many people know what is actually in an HVAC professional toolkit, they simply call the HVAC technician and let them go to work when they arrive. This article will tell you all the things that you need to know when it comes to what exactly is in a professional’s toolkit. These are the tools of the trade that any good professional will need when they arrive at a home and are ready to fix an HVAC unit. So let us take a look at a few of these tools and exactly how they are used and what they do.


The first thing are screwdrivers. There are different types and sizes of these tools and these are a needed tool to allow a tech to work on a unit. It is imperative that you have the right types and size screwdrivers as failure to do so will often time lead to you stripping the screw and this will be a lot harder to remove as such.


There are also clamps that are in a technician’s toolkit these are used on hoses and wires to keep them from becoming more damaged. There are also infrared sensors that are used to help a technician see where there might be a leak or other issue. Hammers as well as sockets and wrenches. These are useful in removing broken parts from the unit and allow the tech to replace them with a newer part. Batteries are also another part of this toolkit as many of these meters and sensors that he uses will require batteries that will need to be replaced on a regular basis.


Gauges to check the refrigerant levels will generally be found inside of a toolkit and these can help a technician tell if the levels are too low or too high. Many HVAC professional toolkits will have these to tell what is going on. Along with these gages, refills will also be a useful thing that many techs will bring with them on a job site.


Replacement hoses are a crucial part of any good toolkit. These are important as these will allow you to get a damaged hose or were replaced in a matter of minutes and get a system backup and running in a lot less time. There is nothing more irritating to a customer than to have to wait for the repairman to come back with the needed tools to make the repairs especially when it is a damaged wire or hose.

These are a few of the things that you can find in a toolkit. These tools of the trade are what allows these professionals to perform their job without any interference from having to find the right tool.

Contact the experts at Thornton Heating Service at 847-905-1608. Our experts have the knowledge, experience, and the tools to get your HVAC system running with peak performance.