Start Your Own Business as a HVAC Residential Contractor

HVAC contracting is an attractive and in-demand field. Starting an HVAC business is easy once you get your certification. Anyone considering a residential HVAC contractor career needs to start by first getting trained in the field. ETI’s HVAC/R program takes seven months to complete and during this time, you will gain the knowledge you need to do electrical work, conduit bending, refrigeration, gas piping, and more. 

Once your training is complete, you will be well-equipped to start your own HVAC business. A career in HVAC contracting offers steady work with good pay.

In this article, we will discuss how you can begin your own HVAC business.

Obtaining an HVAC Technician Certification

Before you can start your business in the HVAC industry, you’ll need to have either a high school diploma or GED. Next, you’ll want to apply for ETI’s HVAC/R program, being sure to select your program of interest, and providing a good number for our admissions team to contact you at.

After you’ve submitted your application, you can relax and envision your success as an HVAC business owner.

How to Start an HVAC Business

For those interested in starting their own HVAC business, to gain more hands-on experience, you can begin a career as a residential HVAC contractor. This will allow you to work and learn before starting your own business.

Having a successful HVAC business will require you to develop a strategic business plan. Business plans are the foundation that help you build your dream.

There is no right or wrong way to write your business plan. The most important thing to keep in mind is that this plan fits your current needs.

Be aware that as your business changes, so will your plan.

Picking a format for your business plan is easy because it will fall into one of two categories: traditional or lean. Most business plans use one of these formats.

Traditional business plans are the most common and use a structure that encourages you to use as much detail as you can. Lean business plans focus only on summarizing the most important elements of the plan.

In your business plan, you can calculate your startup costs, describe what services you will offer, strategize how you will market and more. A great business plan guides you through the various stages your business will go through as you become established.

For more information on how to create a small business plan, visit U.S. Small Business Administration.

Getting Your HVAC Career Started At ETI

At ETI, you can benefit from the HVAC/R program because you will learn all the skills you need to thrive in an in-demand industry. We proudly offer day and evening classes designed for your busy schedule. Financial aid is available for those who qualify and upon successful completion of our program, ETI will help match you with one of our partner employers.

Get started now and enroll today!