For commercial property owners looking to upgrade their property’s HVAC system, Toshiba-Carrier recently released a new VRF system. Designed to reduce energy consumption and improve temperature control, this variable refrigerant flow (VRF) system with a digital inverter uses a twin-rotary compressor to deliver the desired temperature to all spaces of a large-scale property. Read more
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
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
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
As you’re probably well aware, the HVAC market is a competitive one. When you’re trying to grow a successful HVAC business, it is critical to set yourself apart from the competition. You want to be the clear choice for customers. This can only be achieved when you focus on delivering the services they demand and exceeding expectations. How customers find you in the first place, the quality of your proposal, and finally, the quality of your overall work are all going to have a big impact on your profits, so don’t skimp on any of it. Read more
Strawberry Alley Ale Works in Clarksville, Tennessee, recently opened up their doors to the public, but before they were able to become the hottest brewpub, taproom, and gathering spot in town, they had to do a complete conversion/renovation. At the time of possession, the owners had 7,300 square feet of multiple historical buildings to work with, complete with high ceilings and unorthodox architecture. With these hurdles, Strawberry Alley knew that a combination of traditional package unit systems and a VRF system would be the ideal option for their vision. Read more
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
When it comes to finding comfort during the hot summer weather, air conditioning can be critical. While there are many spaces that have traditionally been difficult or impossible to provide cooling for, ductless systems have changed the game. When it comes to fitting out an area with air conditioning that has no ductwork and no space to put it, it’s time to come up with a better solution for your customers. Read more
Over the past 3+ years, Homans and CE have been developing the best digital tools to make our customers’ lives easier. Although it is often a challenge for HVAC businesses to embrace new technology, the ones who have taken that step have found that online ordering can help them to better manage the process. One of those customers that has embraced eCommerce to help expand and grow their business is Dave’s World.
Dave’s World started out as a humble appliance store in Dover Foxcroft, Maine. After adding Ductless Heat Pumps to their product line, word quickly spread and the business grew to a whole new level. Dave’s World’s tagline is “Awesome!”, because that simple idea represents the commitment they make to their customers and the quality of their work. Being able to place HVAC equipment orders with Homans at the pace they need makes that Awesome customer experience possible. Dave’s World orders Mitsubishi Ductless systems through multiple branches, multiple times each day. The Homans eCommerce platform provides both the flexibility and in-depth product knowledge to keep Dave’s World churning. The staff at Dave’s World who do the ordering are as versed in our HVAC website and all its capabilities as anyone.
“It’s simplified the ordering process and made it much more efficient” –Matt Scott, Co-Owner, Dave’s World
Matt Scott, one of the owners at Dave’s World said “It’s simplified the ordering process and made it much more efficient. The other thing we love about it is it’s all trackable. We can see our orders and PO numbers right on the site so we can always match things up. It’s just a better, more modern way to do business”.
With a company that continues to grow as quickly as Dave’s World does, the Homans eCommerce platform helps them to make “Awesome!” possible.
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