HVAC techs spend countless hours studying, learning their trade, and developing their skills to keep your heating and cooling system running its best all year long. It’s no easy task learning the ins and outs of complex HVAC systems and diagnosing and repairing system breakdowns. HVAC techs often go overlooked for their contributions to our daily comfort.
The HVAC tech becomes the real hero when they make the right repairs after the AC breaks down on a 100-degree day. To reward that special HVAC tech in your life, and not just on National HVAC Tech Day (June 22nd), here are some of the best gifts for HVAC techs that will acknowledge their hard work and dedication.
This is the multitool of HVAC champions, and it should be considered standard for all people in the HVAC repair and maintenance business. Not only does the Leatherman Skeletool Multitool come with the perfect set of built-in tools, but it’s also lightweight and a perfect addition to any HVAC technician’s arsenal of repair and maintenance weaponry.
While the tools of the HVAC tech are many and vary in size, weight, and necessity, there are some tools that are more widely used than others and that must be carried for just about every job. For these tools, a tool belt can be an absolute life-saver, especially in those instances when the tech has to climb a ladder. Not only does a tool belt keep tools secure, but it also makes ladder climbing safer since the tech doesn’t have to carry tools by hand. This durable leather belt will last a lifetime.
3. Free Meal
Everyone loves a hearty meal, and nothing says thank you like a gift card for a great restaurant after a hard day of cleaning ductwork or installing a new HVAC system. Gift cards make great gifts for HVAC techs and are the perfect way to say thank you for a job well done.
The hands of an HVAC tech are like the hands of a surgeon but undergo a lot more stress and dangerous situations. The hands of an HVAC tech have to endure harsh chemicals, shock hazards, and dangerous moving parts, just to name a few. A pair of high-quality work gloves make a great gift for techs that will offer them comfort, dexterity, and protection while performing repairs and maintenance.
Flashlights come in all types of sizes, shapes, and prices, but not just any flashlight will make the perfect gift for a heating and cooling technician. HVAC techs spend a lot of time inspecting small parts and looking into the dark areas of your HVAC system. A flashlight is an absolute necessity for the HVAC tech and should be small enough to be handled with ease and be very bright. An HVAC flashlight with a magnetic base is an excellent gift for any tech that will make their job easier and safer.
6. Fruit Basket
Fruit baskets are a great gift for all occasions, including for honoring HVAC techs. In fact, fruit baskets make especially great gifts to appreciate HVAC techs because they’re a great source of nutrition and make the perfect healthy snack. Consider running to your local grocery store or arrangement retailer and packing up a basket tailored to their tastes.
7. Hardware Store Gift Card
A gift card for a hardware store in the hands of an HVAC tech is like a kid in a candy store. When you don’t have the time or the knowledge of the perfect tool your special HVAC tech needs, give them a gift card for a hardware store or home improvement store. Techs love shopping for the latest gadget or tool that will make their job easier and allow them to provide better service.
8. Educational Videos, Books, and Magazines
One thing all HVAC techs have in common is that they all want to be good at what they do. One way to stay on top of the everchanging HVAC industry is to stay educated about the latest developments and trends. Videos, books, and magazines that offer the latest information on HVAC systems make great gifts for the techs who are always on the hunt to learn more, and better their skills.
There are a lot of unsung heroes in the world, and HVAC techs are among them. Show your favorite tech that you appreciate their service and hard work with a special gift just for them.