Verifying a diagnosis will take additional time, but this is time well spent. It will actually save time and money for both the technician and the customer by reducing the amount of callbacks and reducing the replacement of non-defective components on the job. It will also allow the technician to leave the job with peace of mind, knowing he has made a correct diagnosis.
Those of you of a certain age interested in a bit of refrigeration nostalgia should check out an episode of the old Andy Griffith TV show that first aired back in 1964. (It usually shows up on the TV Land cable channel from time to time.)
The TECH-LC tool bag is a HVAC service technician version of the original Model LC. A number of changes have been made to tailor the bag to accommodate HVAC service technicians’ tools and work routines.
Model TP3 is a clip-on diagnostics bag designed to hold a meter and a variety of tools. When not in use, the bag can clip onto any of the company’s tool bag’s tape clip or D-Rings. It features 19 pockets of various sizes that will accommodate the most commonly used tools to diagnose and repair problems on service calls.
Hank’s Plumbing of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, replaced paper forms with mobile software from Flowfinity Wireless Inc., Vancouver, British Columbia, on its field technicians’ smartphones to gain significantly improved management of time and materials.