Nothing is more welcome when the heating or A/C is out in your Metro East home than trained Ernst Heating & Cooling HVAC technicians and their trusty work truck or van. They’re here to fix what’s broken or give your system a tune-up to ensure it keeps working through the changing seasons. Have you ever wondered what tools and supplies are in our Ernst Heating & Cooling vehicles? Read on for a peek inside.
Handy tools like wrenches and screwdrivers are necessary, but every list starts with essential safety elements. Think work gloves, eye protection, masks, sturdy footwear, and flashlights or headlamps. These tools travel to every service call, whether a minor residential issue or a more significant commercial problem.
HVAC problems don’t always present themselves front and center for inspection. Sometimes our technicians must remove panels, unscrew parts, and shimmy through crawl spaces to pinpoint the issue. That’s why a well-stocked HVAC vehicle includes an extensive collection of HVAC tools. Your HVAC technician may know what he’ll find when he checks out your unit, but we always leave room for surprises.
All-purpose tools include wrenches, screwdrivers, hammers, pliers, wire strippers, tubing cutters, metal shears, and extra-sharp scissors, known as tin snips. They also carry power tools like cordless drills that drill tiny holes for new wires and reciprocating saws for cutting through various materials.
Tools of the trade
When your Ernst Heating & Cooling technicians are trying to diagnose or fix a problem, they may rely on tools specific to heating and A/C problems. For example:
- Thermometers let them measure the temperature in the room.
- Psychrometers help determines if the unit is removing heat and humidity.
- Refrigerant gauges and scales measure refrigerant levels, the vital substance that cools air and removes heat from our homes.
- Blow torches may be required to solder copper pipes.
- A manometer measures airflow and gas burner pressure.
The Ernst Heating & Cooling vehicles have standard replacement parts like evaporator coils, compressors, and air filters. Most vehicles carry replacement blower motors, which can burn out after running continually throughout the season. Ideally, the Ernst Heating & Cooling technician can fix your problem in one visit.
Today’s technology means our vehicles serve as rolling offices for HVAC techs. In addition to necessary paperwork and contracts, technicians may also carry electronic devices that allow them to order additional replacement parts, communicate with the home office, and scan your credit card for payment.
Ernst Heating & Cooling wants to turn on the heat or bring back your cool as soon as possible. Our service vehicles are stocked and ready to handle your home comfort system problems. Call us at 618.217.1836 or schedule an appointment online for speedy service. For repairs, replacement or maintenance, you can count on Ernst Heating & Cooling’s more than 70 years of experience.
We’re giving you a behind-the-scenes look at what’s in an Ernst Heating & Cooling HVAC truck. Find out what tools and parts our technicians 👷🏻♂️ carry to every service call to ensure you get the speedy and efficient service you deserve. ⬇