I don’t know much about how an air conditioning company operates but from what I know, I think the HVAC technician is one of the business employees in an HVAC company.
I have taken a keen interest in the technician’s work who does heating and cooling service on our AC, and I envy how much more about HVAC he knows.
Unlike regular air conditioning maintenance tasks that only require his attention when service is due, for a client with an HVAC service plan, he gets to maintain, install, repair, ventilate and check refrigeration systems of all HVAC brands he is familiar with. The last time he came around, he mentioned he had the option to specialize, limiting his chances of getting more jobs. Now with diverse skills, he can perform the work of a cooling tech and a heating technician. Although he is an independent contractor, he also works as a freelancer for a local air conditioning company that markets HVAC products for sale and gets a commission for every client he brings in. Typically he starts his day by accomplishing his appointments first before getting into freelancing work. Most of his appointments are for home-based HVAC equipment that requires looking at whole home air purification needs or fixing zone controlled HVAC. When I asked why he doesn’t freelance for many AC companies, he insists that he can only work for companies that guarantee quality HVAC equipment. He cannot verify that if he works for many companies because that increases the chances of marketing something he does not believe in. I liked his work ethic and hoped to be just like him when I finally have something going for me, careerwise.