Most automobile owners recognize the importance of maintaining their vehicles, but the same often doesn’t hold true for homeowners when it comes to their HVAC systems. Contractors who fail to offer service agreements are not only damaging their bottom lines — they’re doing a disservice to customers.
And, when it’s time to hit the books, HVAC distributors can be a great resource, as many offer specific product training from their vendors as well as general HVAC skills, troubleshooting, and even some business management courses for their contractor dealers.
Once largely dismissed by the education community, there is no doubt that online learning is becoming more mainstream across the U.S. To meet the growing demand for online training, many organizations have been expanding their online training libraries.
More than half of U.S. commercial building space is cooled by packaged HVAC equipment, according to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). So it comes as no surprise that energy efficiency is the biggest trend driving the rooftop market.
None of us can possibly have any idea what this industry will look like or where it will be in 125 years, but you can take incremental steps to stay in front of the competition, get out ahead of changes to the marketplace, and decide which trends to follow.
Practically every major company in every industry has its own mobile application, and HVAC is no exception. In fact, many OEM manufacturers have been working to create apps to make everyday jobs easier for contractors.