A Day in the Life of a Dowe & Wagner HVAC Technician

Rise and Shine: The Morning Routine

As the sun peeks over the horizon in Richmond, IL, I start my day at Dowe & Wagner, Inc. With a steaming cup of coffee in hand, I review my schedule for the day and load up my service van with the necessary tools and parts.

First Call: AC Service in Spring Grove

My first stop takes me to a residential property in Spring Grove, IL. The homeowner reported issues with their air conditioning system, so I perform a thorough inspection, clean the condenser coils, and replace a worn-out capacitor. The customer is relieved to have their AC running smoothly again as the summer heat approaches.

Midday: Ductless System Installation in McHenry

After a quick lunch break, I head to McHenry, IL, for a ductless heating and cooling system installation. This energy-efficient solution is perfect for the homeowner’s newly renovated attic space. I spend a few hours carefully mounting the indoor unit, connecting the refrigerant lines, and setting up the outdoor compressor.

Afternoon: HVAC Maintenance in Genoa City

My next appointment takes me across the state line to Genoa City, WI. Here, I perform routine HVAC maintenance for a longtime commercial client. This includes:

  • Inspecting and cleaning air filters
  • Checking refrigerant levels
  • Lubricating moving parts
  • Testing thermostat functionality

Evening: Emergency Call in Antioch

Just as I’m wrapping up for the day, I receive an emergency call from a residential customer in Antioch, IL. Their air conditioner has completely shut down during a heatwave. I quickly diagnose the issue as a failed compressor and provide the homeowner with options for repair or replacement.

Wrapping Up: Back to Fox Lake

As the sun sets, I make my way back to our main office in Fox Lake, IL. I update the day’s service records, restock my van for tomorrow, and touch base with my supervisor about the day’s events.

Working for Dowe & Wagner, Inc. as an HVAC technician is always an adventure. From AC services to ductless system installations, every day brings new challenges and opportunities to help our customers stay comfortable in their homes and businesses across northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin.