September 1st marks the start of National Preparedness Month (NPM), a time for families and businesses alike to become involved in disaster planning. In 2020, we’ve seen plenty of disasters: pandemic, fires, earthquakes, hurricanes, flooding, a derecho storm, and more have wreaked havoc on many communities. If nothing else, 2020 has taught us that there’s no better time than now to create a plan to protect your business and employees.
In this episode of Trade Talk, Nick Ahrens talks with Mark Hatala from LG. They spend time chatting about the changes to the HVAC industry in 2020 and extended warranties.
From a blind date to a job interview, you know first impressions can make or break your success. Now, consider a potential customer on a Google search for the top HVAC and plumbing services in the area. Without glowing reviews or an established online presence to make an excellent first impression, your company will quickly be buried under a list of competitors. To better place your business on top, you’ll need to maintain a healthy and positive presence in the world of third-party reviews—we’re talking Angie’s List, Google, and the ever-dreaded Yelp.
Every field service business needs leads to be successful. Although they don't guarantee sales, they can help you find new and potential prospects to target. Relying on only one source for leads isn't a smart move, so your approach and strategy must be effective for your business. If you're looking to gain leads for your field service business, you need four essential strategies.
It's easy to build your company culture when all of your employees work, day after day, under the same roof. However, for HVAC and plumbing contractors, many of your team members are likely spending their time on work orders out in the field, not catching up in-office. Of course, with the 2020 pandemic, all of your team may have been remote at one point or another.
Bethany joined the claims department in October of 2018. This was a period of rapid growth for the company and for the claims department in particular. In less than two years, Bethany has shown that she is a fast learner and willing to roll up her sleeves and do the work that is required of a claims adjuster at JBW.
Though temperatures can rise and fall across the country, one thing remains constant: the temperature of the Earth beneath your feet. Right at this moment, the heat of the Earth burns hot. Deep beneath the surface, the temperature increases at an average rate of 1°F for every 70 feet in depth. Tectonic and volcanic regions are bringing pockets of higher temperatures even closer within reach.
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.