25 HVAC Business Ideas You Can Start Today [2022]

25 HVAC Business Ideas You Can Start Today [2022]

Interested in starting a hvac business in 2022?

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 ($252K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$21,000/month
Time To Revenue
180 days
Skills
Business model

Mitchell Blackmon from Blue Ridge, Georgia, USA started Patriot Chimney almost 4 years ago, a chimney repair business.

  • Revenue: $21,000/ month
  • Founders: 3
  • Employees: 5
  • Location: Blue Ridge, Georgia, USA

Case Study

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

How Much Can You Make?
$375,000 — $1,878,618/month
Skills
Business model

Bill Spohn from Mogadore, Ohio, USA started TruTech Tools, LTD about 15 years ago, a HVAC equipment shop.

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

Case Study

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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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:

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4. Become an automobile HVAC expert

Examples of a successful automobile HVAC expert:

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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:

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6. Become a plane, ships, trains HVAC expert

How Much Can You Make?
$8,333,333/month
Skills

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:

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8. Become a HVAC technician

Examples of a successful HVAC technician:

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9. Become a high pressure equipment specialist

Examples of a successful high pressure equipment specialist:

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10. Become a solar heating technician

Examples of a successful solar heating technician:

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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:

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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:

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15. Start a plumbing business

How Much Can You Make?
$40,000/month
Skills

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:

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Andrew Tomasetti started Innovation Plumbing, a family business, over 31 years ago:

Case Study

Innovation Plumbing started as an idea in 1990, and officially in 1991 when my dad got his C 36 plumbing license for the state of California. I was two years old at the time.

Over the years Innovation Plumbing has grown and evolved into a devoted list of repeat customers who are more like family to us. Makes sense, in a family business!

My two sons, ft Grandad's leg

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Andrew Tomasetti, on starting Innovation Plumbing ($40,000/month) full story ➜

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:

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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:

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22. Start a fireplace installation business

Time To Revenue
180 days
Skills

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

How Much Can You Make?
$1,878,618/month
Skills

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:

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Bill Spohn started TruTech Tools, LTD, a HVAC equipment shop, about 15 years ago:

Case Study

Hi, I’m Bill Spohn, President, CEO, and majority owner of TruTech Tools, LTD. Eric Preston is my trusted business partner. Our business continues to grow as we complement each other's personalities so well. TruTech is one of the largest online stores in the niche market of tools and test instruments for Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVAC/R) Technicians. We are also the major supplier to a smaller market of technicians that do energy audits and assess building performance, including indoor air quality. We serve customers in the US and Canada.

I founded the company with Jim Bergmann, Jr, and his dad, Jim Sr. (who passed in 2016). The business was intended as a retirement “hobby” for Jim Sr. as both his son and I had full-time jobs. After I bought them out (with Eric noted above) in 2014, we have continued to have a great relationship with Jim Jr. and have continued to build each others’ businesses. The interesting thing is, I have always worked remotely (100 miles away) from the majority of the staff at the offices/warehouse.

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

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:

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