Heating and Refrigeration Inspector

Inspect heating or refrigeration installations to conform with safety laws.
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Salary Range
$32,000 – $81,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Heating and Refrigeration Inspectors do?

Inspects heating, ventilating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration installations for conformance to safety laws and regulations and approved plans and specifications: Inspects heating, ventilating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration equipment and installations in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings and facilities for conformance to safety laws and ordinances designed to prevent use of faulty equipment. Issues notices for correction of defective installations and issues citations to violators of safety code. Inspects gas heating appliances in retail stores and notifies dealers to remove unapproved appliances. Confers with property owners or agents to discuss and approve alteration plans to heating, ventilating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration equipment that comply with safety regulations. Investigates complaints regarding installation of heating and refrigeration equipment by unlicensed contractors. Keeps records and prepares reports of inspections and investigations for use by administrative or judicial authorities. May investigate installations where fire or death has occurred. May determine percentage and acceptability of contract work completed for purposes of progress payments.

Should I be a Heating and Refrigeration Inspector?

You should have a bachelor's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.

  • Also known as: Inspector, Heating and Refrigeration

    How to Become a
    Heating and Refrigeration Inspector

    Most Heating and Refrigeration Inspectors have a Doctorate or a Bachelor's degree. Start by getting your Bachelor's degree. Chart?chd=s:zkp9au&chl=no+college+%2816%25%29|certificate+%2823%25%29|associate%27s+%2810%25%29|bachelor%27s+%2839%25%29||doctorate+%2813%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,16,39
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