25 HVAC Business Ideas You Can Start Today [2021]

25 HVAC Business Ideas You Can Start Today [2021]

Interested in starting a hvac business in 2021?

We put together 25 of the best hvac businesses you can start in today.

For each business idea, we’ll show you real-world examples of other hvac businesses to help you see what it really takes.

Here's the full list:

1. Start a chimney repair business ($545K/year)

Mitchell Blackmon from Blue Ridge, Georgia, USA started Patriot Chimney over 3 years ago, a chimney repair business.

  • Revenue: $45,394/ month
  • Founders: 3
  • Employees: 5
  • Location: Blue Ridge, Georgia, USA

When I was in college, I was involved in a lot of extracurricular activities and always working. When I graduated, frankly, I became bored after work. My mom owned a housekeeping company when I was younger and I thought that would be a good idea, so I created a housekeeping company and hired her and my aunt to work it. My brother, Matt, and I would talk about creating different businesses together since he was out of the Marines and we’d go back and forth between things like home health, more housekeeping, or even a landscaping company, but we never really could agree on one.

The most important thing you can do is communicate - who does what, set due dates that you all agree on, hold each other accountable, and create consequences for failures.

During this time, Matt started working for one of our competitors in the Roanoke valley and used his GI Bill to get certified through the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA), which is the main chimney/dryer vent education association in the USA. After a while, Matt helped his friend Billy get a job at the same company. They noticed some shady practices, their paychecks bouncing, and their ideas to help grow the business were cast aside by the owner. They made it through the burn season (the busiest time in the industry) but that following summer they were let go.

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Mitchell Blackmon, on starting Patriot Chimney ($45,394/month) full story ➜

2. Start a hvac equipment shop ($22.5M/year)

Bill Spohn from Mogadore, Ohio, USA started TruTech Tools, LTD over 14 years ago, a HVAC equipment shop.

  • Revenue: $1,878,618/ month
  • Founders: 3
  • Employees: 19
  • Location: Mogadore, Ohio, USA

I’m a first-generation college graduate of immigrant grandparents. Growing up we learned about family, treating people right, hard work, and being “economical”- which has grown into respect for spending and waste of any sort and the environmental impact of choices I make. I also worked as a clerk in our small town (Rome, NY) public library as a teenager. During breaks at work, I would voraciously read Popular Science magazine and long to be a writer for them. Additionally, from my late teens forward, I had it in the back of my mind that I would own a business someday.

We have learned the importance of listening closely to customers, as they have the answers for success in our business. They don't; always know exactly what they want, it is up to us to synthesize what we hear into a business proposition that works for all involved.

I worked for three manufacturers in this market for over 20 years in a variety of roles (engineering, marketing, business management). Through this experience, I was able to identify the points of customer pain that we now address in the marketplace: Customers have a hard time learning about these products, getting a selection of choices in one place, finding them in stock and available at a good price for fast (and usually free) delivery.

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Bill Spohn, on starting TruTech Tools, LTD ($1,878,618/month) full story ➜

3. Become a spacecraft thermal control officer

Examples of a successful spacecraft thermal control officer:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a spacecraft thermal control officer:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a spacecraft thermal control officer ➜

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4. Become an automobile HVAC expert

Examples of a successful automobile HVAC expert:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a automobile HVAC expert:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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5. Become a HVAC mechanical administrator

Examples of a successful HVAC mechanical administrator:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a HVAC mechanical administrator:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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6. Become a plane, ships, trains HVAC expert

Examples of a successful plane, ships, trains HVAC expert:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a plane, ships, trains HVAC expert:

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7. Become a refrigeration specialist

Examples of a successful refrigeration specialist:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a refrigeration specialist:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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8. Become a HVAC technician

Examples of a successful HVAC technician:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a HVAC technician:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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9. Become a high pressure equipment specialist

Examples of a successful high pressure equipment specialist:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a high pressure equipment specialist:

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10. Become a solar heating technician

Examples of a successful solar heating technician:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a solar heating technician:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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11. Start an automatic temperature control units installation business

Examples of a successful automatic temperature control units installation business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a automatic temperature control units installation business:

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12. Become a mechanical systems temperature control officer

Examples of a successful mechanical systems temperature control officer:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a mechanical systems temperature control officer:

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13. Become a hydronic heating technician

Examples of a successful hydronic heating technician:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a hydronic heating technician:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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14. Start a HVAC rental business

Examples of a successful HVAC rental business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a HVAC rental business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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15. Start a plumbing business

Examples of a successful plumbing business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a plumbing business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a plumbing business ➜

16. Start a bicycle mechanic business

Examples of a successful bicycle mechanic business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a bicycle mechanic business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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Examples of a successful HVAC related products selling business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a HVAC related products selling business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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18. Start an air conditioner installation business

Examples of a successful air conditioner installation business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a air conditioner installation business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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19. Start a repair training programs business

Examples of a successful repair training programs business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a repair training programs business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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20. Become a solar thermal technician

Examples of a successful solar thermal technician:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a solar thermal technician:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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21. Start an attic ventilation and insulation business

Examples of a successful attic ventilation and insulation business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a attic ventilation and insulation business:

Learn more about starting an attic ventilation and insulation business ➜

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22. Start a fireplace installation business

Examples of a successful fireplace installation business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a fireplace installation business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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23. Become a testing and balancing contractor

Examples of a successful testing and balancing contractor:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a testing and balancing contractor:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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24. Start a HVAC test tools business

Examples of a successful HVAC test tools business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a HVAC test tools business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a HVAC test tools business ➜

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25. Start a HVAC commissioning service business

Examples of a successful HVAC commissioning service business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a HVAC commissioning service business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a HVAC commissioning service business ➜

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Pat Walls,  Founder of Starter Story

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