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Are These hilmor must-haves in Your Toolbox

Update Your Toolbox with These Must-Have hilmor Products

Having the right HVAC tools on hand ensures the job is done right the first time, every time. As an HVAC contractor, it allows you to finish the job in a timely manner so you can stay on schedule and keep up with the daily workload. With tools like the Compact Swage Tool, vacuum pumps, and Digital Adjustable Torque Wrenches, hilmor is a reliable brand that is designed to last while incorporating time-saving features. Read more

How to Deal with Mold in an A/C Unit

How to Deal with Mold in Your HVAC/AC Unit

Mold in the AC ducts of a home or office HVAC system is a serious matter. At the very least, mold affects air quality. But, once spores begin to form, it is often just a matter of time before the mold spreads throughout the entire system. From there, it may cause health problems, illness, and damage products manufactured within a commercial facility. As an HVAC contractor, you may offer vent and duct cleaning services or sell mold removal products to property owners. Regardless of the scope of your mold removal services, providing insight into how to clean the HVAC system with specially designed mold removal products is important to make sure the system is clean. Read more

High-end HVAC Systems have huge payoffs

Make Homes Energy Efficient With These Products: How to Sell High End Equipment

Consumers want energy efficiency. Homeowners are willing to spend more on energy efficient appliances and HVAC equipment when they know it saves them money long term and reduces their carbon footprint. However, for those who are on the fence, it’s important to provide cost estimates and overviews on exactly how energy efficient systems will perform for them. Specifically, you might illustrate longer-term annual energy savings vs the higher up-front cost so they can see their break-even over time.   Read more

Carrier's Infinity System is Compatible with Amazon Alexa

The Infinity Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat Can Be Used with Any Alexa-Enabled Device

Voice command digital assistants have grown in popularity over the last several years. These services initially popped up more as a novelty than anything else, but now Amazon Alexa and other voice command devices allow consumers to control an assortment of appliances in their home via voice command. This now includes several HVAC thermostats, such as Carrier’s Infinity Touch Control. This not only makes controlling a home’s heating and cooling easier for your customers, but it substantially helps those with disabilities. Now, clients in wheelchairs or with visual issues can control their thermostats, all with their voice. Read more

Product Spotlight: i-Vu Building Automation System

Take Control of Your Commercial HVAC Equipment With The New i-Vu® Equipment Touch

For faculty and administrative managers looking to take further control over the commercial HVAC equipment running throughout the building, the i-Vu Equipment Touch from Carrier provides exactly that. With a high-resolution, touchscreen display, the i-Vu Equipment Touch provides the in-depth monitoring and real-time information needed to ensure that the HVAC equipment runs at optimal levels. From identifying potential issues within a commercial building’s air conditioning system to boosting the cost efficiency of the entire system, this touchscreen display aims to change how building managers and technicians monitor HVAC performance. Read more

How HVAC Contractors can be profitable year round

HVAC Installation & Maintenance: Preparing for the Unknown

When you run an HVAC company, a strong business plan and careful preparation can make your business thrive throughout the year. And in order to keep your business solvent, it’s important to know your daily, monthly, and yearly goals. While sticking to a plan to meet these goals is important, preparing for bumps in the road and changing along with shifting demands are equally as important. Downtime in between seasons can wreak havoc on budgets and the bottom line if you’re not careful. But, by being prepared for these slowdowns and unexpected lulls, you will discover that you can make it as a profitable HVAC provider. Read more

Carrier Launches the Most Efficient Air Conditioner You Can Buy

Introducing the Most Efficient Air Conditioner in the USA

The HVAC industry is abuzz as Carrier unveils what is sure to be a life changer for customers and contractors alike. Carrier is renowned for being an innovator, and this new, single-zone ductless system is the pinnacle of their work thus far. Featuring 9,000 BTUh, this unit is the only one available in North America that carries a 42 SEER rating. But the SEER rating is only part of what makes this system so impressive. Here is a closer look at the incredible features found within the 42 SEER rating air conditioner by Carrier.  Read more

what can you do to help with R22 refrigerant recovery

Refrigerant Recovery: The Time to Act Was Yesterday

Refrigerant recovery is nothing new. You already know that there are stringent laws in place dictating how R-22 is allowed to be used, and if you don’t dispose of it properly, you could face some huge fines. However, even with these laws in place, not enough HVAC contractors are responsibly reclaiming the R-22 they obtain on the field. This is bad news for the environment and could result in some serious consequences for you.  Read more

Why social media is important for HVAC contractors

5 Simple Social Media Tips for HVAC Contractors

People want an HVAC contractor they can trust—one that will give them fair pricing and treat their home with respect. So how do they find this person? More times than not, they turn to social media. By interacting with you on social media, they will get to know you and begin to trust you, so you will be the clear choice when it comes time to hire an HVAC contractor.  

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What do the new tax deduction changes mean for you?

What You Need to Know About the New Section 179 Deduction

Back in December, a very important amendment was made to the Section 179 deduction, yet not enough people are talking about it. In the past, HVAC equipment had to be depreciated on tax returns, so the tax deduction for business owners would be spread across 39 years. Now, HVAC equipment qualifies as a capital investment, which can substantially offset the immediate costs for the system and encourage business owners to invest in new and/or upgraded HVAC equipment for their company. Here’s a closer look at the details of Section 179 and how to make it work to your advantage.  Read more