Monthly Archives: February 2011

Dealing with Price Objections when Quoting Service

If you are like many contractors, you put a lot of thought into your pricing. When you are quoting a price, you are not just pulling a number out of the air. You probably based your price on your costs, … Continue reading

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Technicians Don’t Have to Write Anymore – They Can Speak into Their Mobile Phones

One of the most frustrating things that causes mistakes and loss of profits is trying to read field personnel’s service tickets. Now there is a voice option – technicians can speak their findings and have them recorded on service tickets…in … Continue reading

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Conference Videos Released as ACCA Indoor Air Expo Ends

The 2011 ACCA Indoor Air Expo is in its final day today. Below are a few videos from the conference. The Indoor Air Expo is the ACCA Conference where HVAC professionals gather each year to learn about their industry and … Continue reading

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Using Flexible Schedule to Provide Longer Service Hours without Increasing Overhead

Nine to five scheduling can be very limiting for your customers and your business. Chances are your customers are also working nine to five, meaning they will have to take time off to wait for your technician to their house. … Continue reading

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Quoting for Your Customers and Your Bottom Line

When running a service company, quoting work proposals to your customers is a daily job. Creating quotes can be time consuming, and there is the constant temptation to quote low to win the customers’ business. The conventional wisdom supports this … Continue reading

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Selling Service Software to Your Boss

Many HVAC, Plumbing, and other service companies that have been in existence for years and have never used software to manage their dispatches, quotes, invoices, or service agreements. However, in this fast-moving business environment, even traditionally low-tech industries can no … Continue reading

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HVAC Hiring Outlooks Looks Rosy

According to an infographic by, which drew upon data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics,, and other sources, HVAC Technicians may be one of the bright spots for job growth in 2011. The report projects that employers … Continue reading

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Live Broadcast: 5 Easy Ways to Grow your Maintenance Agreements

If you are just getting started with maintenance agreements and want to make sure you get off on the right foot… If you are stuck – selling and renewing about the same number of agreements each year… If you want … Continue reading

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