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Software Designed for HVAC

Variety of Programs Available For Contractors

Vendors offer a variety of programs that can do everything from calculate heat loss to fully run every facet of a contractor’s business. Here are some examples of what’s available in the market today.


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Training Technicians on Mobile Technology

Gradual Transition Makes Learning Easier for Techs

While there are many benefits to going mobile, there is no question the transition takes a great deal of research, preparation, and training. 


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The Importance of Managing Fleet Vehicles, Logistics

Miles, Maintenance, and Gas Adds Up Quickly for HVAC Technicians in the Field

It is vitally important HVAC companies have a sound business strategy regarding the size and maintenance of their respective fleets of vehicles. Regardless of size, each fleet must make attempts at increased efficiency and proper maintenance in order to have sustained profitability.


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Racing the Clock: Contractors and the Appointment Window

Communication Key to Being on Time, Building Trust

Being punctual is about more than just minimizing your customers’ wait times — smart contractors recognize they are building trust with clients when their technicians arrive on time. 


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8 Attributes to Seek in Business Software

Tips to Help You Locate the Platform that Makes the Most Sense for Your Business

The right program must fit your particular business model, functional requirements, spending range, operating system considerations, integration needs in terms of the other programs it must communicate with, and many more personalized factors. Is there one program that fits all these possible combinations? Of course not!


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Training Track: Aug. 18, 2014

Accounting, Office Management & Quickbooks Training

This new workshop combines two of Business Development Resources’ (BDR) most popular courses, Accounting and QuickBooks, into one three-day session.


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More HVAC Contractors Creating Mobile Apps

Price, Return on Investment Make Mobile Applications Advantageous to Contractors

As contractors begin the process of a cost analysis, many are finding that mobile apps can be introduced without a significant investment.


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App Zone: July 28, 2014

Mobile Applications for the HVACR Professional

As technology continues to advance, more and more industry mobile applications are becoming available for smartphones and tablets. Here are a few of the latest. 


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Contractors Services + Software: Tools to Make Contractors More Efficient

Mypointnow.com’s VenturePro Stands Above the Rest

The NEWS honors the 2014 Dealer Design Award winners in the Contractor Services and Software category.


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March 27, 2014: TouchStar Launches Cloud-Based Fleet Tracking Solutions

They Provide Insight into Vehicle Location and Activity, Driver Behavior, and Vehicle Diagnostics

TouchStar™ has announced the release of its new cloud-based telematics solutions — iTRACK™ and intelliTRACK™ — for GPS fleet tracking and driver behavior management. These solutions give dispatchers insight into vehicle location in near real-time and enable lower fuel costs, improved driver utilization, and more.


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NEWSMakers: Kari Arfstrom

Kari Arfstrom, executive director of the HVACR Workforce Development Foundation, talks about the upcoming HVACR & Mechanical Conference. Posted on Jan. 23.

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