5+ Best HVAC Interview Questions & Answers

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If you are looking for HVAC interview questions, look no further. We’ve compiled the absolute best interview questions and answers to help you prepare for your upcoming interview in the construction industry.

HVAC is a highly sought after industry as it’s common across The United States. HVAC helps to support the heating and air conditioning required for commercial and residential buildings.

5 HVAC Interview Questions & Answers

1. What is a duct?

A duct is a ventilation pipe that transfers heating and air conditioning, usually through commercial or residential buildings. A duct can sometimes be exposed or it can be hidden underneath flooring.

2. What does HVAC stand for?

HVAC stands for Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning.

3. If we were installing an air conditioning unit in a condominium complex, how would we get the unit on the top of the building?

The most traditional route for being able to get a large commercial sized air conditioning unit onto the top of a building is to sub-contract a helicopter. They need to shut down the street during the delivery day in order to prevent any injuries that might happen from bystanders. Then the helicopter airlifts the unit to the top of the building.

4. Who is the foreman and what does he do?

The foreman is the person on the job who is directing the teams and units for their individual projects on that given day, week and month. This is the person who ensures that the proper jobs are getting done, in the correct order, up to code, and in an efficient way.

5. Who would we communicate with regarding our progress in a commercial install?

Once work is accomplished on a job site it must be communicated to the rest of the teams who are working on the building. For example, sometimes electrical workers will need to come into the building after the HVAC is complete. It depends on each commercial job site who needs to be communicated to. But generally speaking, it’s the rest of the companies who are working to get that commercial property up and running.

author: patrick algrim
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Patrick Algrim is an experienced executive who has spent a number of years in Silicon Valley hiring and coaching some of the world’s most valuable technology teams. Patrick has been a source for Human Resources and career related insights for Forbes, Glassdoor, Entrepreneur, Recruiter.com, SparkHire, and many more.


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