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Articles Tagged with ''maintenance agreements''

My Two Cents: Everybody Wins with Maintenance Agreements

Contracts Ensure Constant Comfort, Help Keep Service Techs Busy

Maintenance agreements have always provided a number of benefits to both the contractor and his customer and are an opportunity that we as contractors should utilize and capitalize upon.  


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The Case of the Missing Service Calls

Contractors Aim to Solve the Prevailing Mechanical Maintenance Mystery

One contractor noticed an alarming decline in service calls over the last four years, and he wondered if others were finding the same trend in their area. And the responses came pouring in.


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Letters From Our Readers: Feb. 17, 2014

A reader shares her views on maintenance agreements.


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Are Maintenance Agreements an Antiquated Program?

Sometimes the phrase “thinking outside the box” can get thrown around faster than a crack pipe at the mayor of Toronto’s home. But, as an HVAC contractor, you need to make sure you are doing things for a reason and not just because that is the way you have always done them.


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Winter Heating Bills Set to Increase

Natural Gas Costs Expected to Rise 13 Percent, Propane to Jump 9 Percent

More than 90 percent of homes in the U.S. will receive higher heating bills this winter season compared to last winter as heating fuel prices continue to surge.


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Seeing a Decline in HVAC Service Calls?

We have noticed what may be an alarming trend that our number of service calls has been declining over the last four years. Internally, we have had numerous discussions regarding this situation, and I thought it might be worthwhile to share our thoughts.


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First Quarter Profit Ensures Future Success

Earning a profit in the first quarter is a challenge for many, but those who do can expect a very profitable year. 


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Finding Home Performance Profitable

Home performance contracting is more than just an industry buzzword for the team at Minnick’s Heating, Cooling, Energy Solutions, and Insulation. Why did the three owners decide to start focusing on the home performance market?


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Don’t Give Away Your Summer Profits

Now that you are basking in what hopefully has been several profitable months, I’m here to give a reality check. We don’t want to give away in the last three or four months of the year all that we worked so hard to earn.


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Ice Breaker: Maintenance as an Energy-Saving Tool

An effective means of building any refrigeration contracting business is to sell maintenance agreements. Maintenance agreements help to build a strong customer base and even out the workload throughout the year. Is there something else they do for a contractor?


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Chris Mathis, president of Mathis Consulting Co. and vice chair of ASHRAE’s residential ad hoc committee, talks about ASHRAE’s exploration into the residential market. Posted on Oct. 17.

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