With the rise of WiFi-enabled products in the living room, kitchen, and even the bathroom, more than 14 million households across America are now hooked up to "smart home" devices. From aiding with accessibility to preventing in-home disasters, smart home technology provides customers with improved peace of mind while also offering a unique opportunity to boost your bottom line. Between add-ons and up-sells in existing maintenance or warranty programs, smart home technology can significantly drive profit for both HVAC-R and plumbing contractors.
In this episode of Trade Talk, Tommy Cue talks with Janet Rudebeck from FieldEdge. They spend time digging into the their product and how
If recent events have taught those in the service industry anything, it’s that times are changing. While the traditional face-to-face relationships you’ve built with your customers are irreplaceable, there’s no longer an excuse to shy away from the benefits of digital. Not only is your target market living and breathing on smartphones and social media, but remote working capabilities and streamlined customer service are required to outshine your competitors.
Effective management of both your time and your finances is critical to running a successful HVAC-R or plumbing business. But when you’re operating on an already-tight schedule, it can be difficult to track your daily flow of money or plan for future growth. Fortunately, time-consuming tasks like payroll management, billing and invoicing, and estimating new projects can be automated for optimal time management.
Traditionally, the thought of team training would be enough to make even the most seasoned HVAC professional yawn. But what if we told you there was a better way to work through the course catalog that didn't involve rolling up your sleeves? Through virtual reality HVAC training, industry professionals have access to in-depth 3D simulations that help master the art of HVAC while never even having to leave the office.
The coronavirus pandemic has put an enormous strain on communities across the United States — across the world. Governments have certainly stepped up to address the needs of their citizens. However, it’s the people and businesses coming together to help others that have inspired us immensely. We’ve taken action, too.
As a business owner, your HVAC technicians are far more than just your employees. They’re an extension of your business and reflect your company’s skill and professionalism. As the industry continues to become more competitive, your HVAC company is only as strong as your team of techs and contractors. If you're looking to get a leg up on the competition, now might be the time to expand your team with some fresh faces.