Growing up in NY, we didn’t have AC. We just suffered through the heat waves. However, in Florida AC is a must. With global warming the heat waves up north last longer each year making AC a necessity rather than a luxury. On the other hand, during the winter the temperature can drop below zero in many states. There is a limit to how many layers you can put on or take off to regulate your body heat. That is why HVAC specialists are so important for not only our comfort but for our survival. And while they are seeing to our comfort, they are giving up their own, crawling around in 115 degree attics, cramped in small spaces.
Make sure you take care of these workers by showing your gratitude with these hot HVAC gifts.
Helpful HVAC gifts for the job
A cell phone mount can be useful to help find their way to their next job. But these mounts will charge their phone as well. Then they don’t have to worry about their phone going dead when they need it on the job.
Wireless earbuds will also come in handy so they can listen to their favorite playlist, making the workday just fly by.
HVAC technicians often wear heavy work gloves which makes gripping a stylus or using their finger on a touch screen nearly impossible. A wide-grip stylus will be easier to maneuver when wearing gloves. They won’t need to remove safety gloves every time they have to figure out calculations.
Useful gifts for HVAC workers
The problem with working on the road is there is no place to heat up your lunch. Summertime isn’t too bad, you can pack a sandwich. But when the weather is cold you want something warm, without having to get takeout every day. This convenient food warmer is meant for people on the go. It plugs into their vehicle so they don’t have to worry about finding an outlet or asking people if they can borrow their microwave.
On the other hand, an insulated lunch box will keep their food from spoiling when the temperature creeps up.
It is also important to keep hydrated. HVAC technicians lose valuable amounts of water from sweating, give them an extra large water bottle so they don’t run out.
HVAC tech gifts for days off
HVAC specialists often work in closed spaces without much air circulating. Help them relax as hard as they work. With waterproof speakers they can enjoy listening to their playlists in the great outdoors without worrying about the speakers getting ruined from the weather.
What can be better than listening to music in the fresh air? Listening to music while lounging in a hammock.
Want to make it even better? Add an outdoor beverage cart so they can keep some cold brews nearby.
4. New Tool Bag
Practical gifts for an HVAC guy
Tool bags get worn out from being exposed to extreme temperatures and being poked by sharp tools. Just like for construction workers, a new tool bag makes a useful HVAC gift. You can choose a handy backpack or a traditional over the shoulder/hand grip bag.
Tuck in some extra gifts for a surprise. Add a pocket reference with useful equations and tables. Plus a can of wasp spray. Wasps often hang out in those nooks and crannies where technicians need to work. Make sure they are prepared to battle these little critters.
5. Hot Tub
Luxury gifts for HVAC technicians
They work hard. They deserve the best. With modern technology, hot tubs are becoming more affordable. If a traditional tub is out of your price range there are many inflatable tubs that will help ease sore muscles just as well.
Enjoying fresh air doesn’t just have to be for warm weather. They can sit outside even during the winter if they have a fire table to help keep them warm.
And what guy doesn’t like grilling meat? Get them a grill-smoker to cook up their favorites.
Hot HVAC gifts for winter
When working on heating units during the frigid months, technicians need to stay warm. They can’t do their job accurately if they are numb from the cold. At the same time, they can’t be encumbered by numerous layers that will restrict their movement, decreasing their ability to do their job accurately. Heated garments will help solve this problem.
Another option is thermal underwear.
For the hands, get thermal touch screen gloves. While these gloves don’t protect against injury, they will keep their hands warm while allowing them to use touch screens.
7. Neck Fan
Cool HVAC gifts for summer
The opposite is true in the summer. During sweltering months they need to cool off. A neck fan is battery operated so there is no need to plug in. Plus it wraps around their neck keeping their hands free for work.
They will also benefit from quick dry garments. These allow sweat to evaporate more quickly and permit air to circulate better.
A cooling towel will also help decrease heat and prevent sweat from dripping in their eyes.
Funny HVAC gifts
Crawling around in tight spaces and lifting heavy equipment and tools is quite a workout. For an amusing HVAC gift, let them work out their arms a bit more by lifting these dumbbells while chilling with some beer.
I’m not big on t-shirt gifts. I have to admit, I don’t find many of them funny. However, this When the ladies get hot t-shirt is an amusing pun.
Do you remember as a kid getting a Spiderman band aid or Disney princess every time you got a boo-boo? Well now you can get goofy bacon bandages for your favorite HVAC tech.
Trendy gadget gift ideas for HVAC techs
This tool is great for small cutting jobs. It can easily cut copper pipe, nails, wood trim, and poke holes in plasterboard.
I remember my dad making me hold a measuring tape while he pulled it to the other end. However, a HVAC tech may be working by himself or need to measure a place he can’t reach. A laser distance measure will easily do this for him as well as provide calculations.
They will also need an infrared thermometer to help diagnose problems in heating and cooling systems.
10. Jerky Basket
Snack gifts for HVAC technicians
These guys need to keep their energy up. Give them a boost with some extra protein by giving them a jerky basket.
Another option is a snack pack which combines a bunch of sweet and salty treats.
For the more adventurous, get a make your own sausage kit. Then they can have a tasty protein filled snack that they made themselves.
11. Cordless Sawzall
Tool gifts for HVAC technicians
These tools are a must. They slice through drywall, PVC pipes, along with other surfaces that might need cutting to complete a job. And since these guys work in tight spots, it is a necessity that their power tools are cordless.
A digital refrigerant scale is another must have for the job to weigh refrigerant removed from compressors.
A plastic welding kit is an effective gift for joining plastics seamlessly.