Five Essential HVAC Service Tools for Fall Maintenance

6th October 2020 • Categories: Connext-Handles, Metal Bending, HVAC

top 5 hvac service tools

Can you feel the change in the air? Fall is the perfect time for bonfires, apple picking, and HVAC maintenance. With most technicians booked up for field service in the summer and winter months, now is an ideal time for home and building owners to get a tune-up, replace an air filter, or get a performance check to make sure that your HVAC system is working at its best before the cold takes hold. Many of us are spending more time at home, so making sure that there are no current or potential problems can make a world of difference. Prevent poor system performance or failure by investing in regular maintenance and care. If you’re a technician, you know that having the best HVAC service tools to perform the job is equally as important. Here’s a list of toolkit essentials that you’ll reach for time and time again. 

Upgrade Your Toolkit with these Malco HVAC Service Tools

1. C-RHEX® Cleanable, Reversible Magnetic Hex Drivers

Save valuable time and effort by quickly changing between 1/4” and 5/16” or 5/16” and 3/8” hex sizes while the driver shank remains installed in the drill chuck with Malco’s exclusive, dual-sided hex drivers. Built with an indestructible, easy-to-clean magnet, remove troublesome buildup of sheet metal shavings in seconds. It’s no wonder why C-RHEX drivers have become a true fan favorite.

2. Zip-in® Self Piercing Sheet Metal Screws 

Don’t settle for less than the best screws. Considered by many as the top screw choice for HVAC metal duct work, these superior screws offer faster driving and greater capacity for fastening heavier gauges of sheet metal than any other self-piercing type.

3. Aviation “Mini” Snips

These compact snips are ideal for creating sharply defined cuts in sheet metal and can easily work in tight spaces where full-size aviation snips are challenged. Built with soft, non-slip grips, HVAC techs will surely appreciate the cutting accuracy with this useful hand tool. 

4. Max2000® Aviation Snips

Here’s a can’t-go-wrong classic. Make fast, controlled cuts through sheet metal and seams with these legendary snips. We offer various models with their own unique features, but all Max2000 snips feature hardened blade edges for superior cutting life, compound linkages that multiply user hand leverage, easily adjustable pivot bolts, and comfortable handles that fit both large and small hands.

5. CONNEXT® Magnetic Hex Driver & Nut Driver Kit  

Available with 8, 9, or 12 pieces, this popular assortment of hollow or magnetic hex chuck drivers and shockproof handles come in a durable Cordura® pouch with a belt clip and Velcro closure. Look no further for a kit that has it all.

CONNEXT Magnetic Hex driver and nut driver kit

With these reliable HVAC service tools in hand, you’ll be set up for success at all future appointments. As other companies are slowing down, Malco is going strong and continuing operations to make sure that HVAC technicians are equipped with the tools they need to get the job done right. Rely on Malco for industry-leading HVAC service tools that Work. Perform. Outlast.