Regardless of which trade you are in, using an inspection checklist is considered to be a best practice. When we go into a home as a residential service contractor, there is an overwhelming amount of things to look at. Using a checklist keeps our eye on the big picture.
The information is out in cyberspace when you need it, but you have to be willing to go get it. Becoming proficient in finding information when you need it can save you time and frustration on many jobs.
There are numerous steps savvy contractors can take to ensure their service departments are running efficiently, while, at the same time, keeping employees and customers content with the work being conducted.
Fractional horsepower permanent split capacitor (PSC) fan motors are one of the most popular single-phase motors used in our industry, and then they fail, technicians must be able to troubleshoot and replace them.
Bob and Tim were at the house of a customer who said that her air conditioning unit did not cool well in the hot weather three days ago. She said the unit actually froze up and had ice on the outdoor portion of the unit on the big line. She shut the unit off and called for service.
Bob and Tim had just arrived at the house of a new customer who explained that the air conditioning system was not working. The homeowner said that they had just had a warm day and the air conditioning system did not come on when they tried to cool the house down yesterday.