HVAC companies must first recognize the quality of interactions during incoming calls matters just as much, if not more, than the volume of calls the company receives. By checking your blind spots that develop over time, you’re safeguarding your sales pipeline.
Codes on equipment link directly to technical literature
October 30, 2015
Nortek Global HVAC announced it is enhancing its HVAC products with QR codes that link to technical literature to enable faster troubleshooting. The company has implemented its new QR code product label to help contractors in the field easily access technical literature associated with the equipment.
Traditionally, the approach of winter means a rise in fuel prices along with a steep drop in temperatures, but this year is looking to defy those expectations. Heating oil prices have fallen in several states. According to the U.S. Energy Information Association (EIA), those price drops are the beginning of a long-term trend rather than a short-term reprieve.
The 30 percent federal tax credit for residential geothermal heating and cooling installations (as well as solar and wind) is set to expire at the end of 2016. This is an irrefutable fact, but everything else surrounding the tax credit remains in a state that is best described as limbo.
Leading manufacturers are creating and following trends at a pace even Vin Diesel would struggle to keep up with while also crafting products that showcase the innovation present all over the marketplace.
Manufacturers are finding unique ways to advance the technology in this segment of the HVAC industry while also being consumer-conscious and ensuring the first-cost barrier that has restricted the market’s growth in the past is chipped away.
At a time when there are so many new possibilities for water-based heating and cooling — and with a giant helping of new technology at every facet of the playing field — we’re losing the very essence of what’s needed most: a new generation of energetic, inspired young trade pros.