In the depth of winter, the weather outside is frightful and the heat pump is “chugging” away to keep the inside delightful. Without our trusty defrost cycle in these conditions our heat pump would quickly begin to look like Frosty the Snowman…minus the jolly part. There’s nothing jolly about a broken heat pump.
The defrost cycle is what allows for our heat pumps to continue efficient heating operation in cold weather. However, the actual operation of the defrost cycle is often not understood as well as desired. This leads to improper settings as well as misdiagnosis. Let’s dig into the basic concept of a heat pump operating in heat and the defrost cycle that protects it. Continue reading “Tech Tip: Defrosting During The Cold & Understanding The Defrost Cycle”
Martin Bertrand started his Plumbing and Heating Company 13 years ago in Ontario, Canada, and has expanded his business to include 32 employees. He has been using OnCall Air since March of 2018 with great success.
Before using OnCall Air, Martin and his team used to write all proposals by hand, giving his customers only “the option we thought was best for the client.”
But even writing a one option proposal took him a lot of time! As he describes, “I’d have to leave my customer’s place, go back to the office, write up the proposal which would take me another thirty minutes and then I would send the email.” And he was not done! Then he would have to call the customer back and try to explain his paper proposal over the phone.
Then he decided to try OnCall Air and its awesome features…
This week we have made a number of enhancements to our website to improve usability and functionality.
Details for Website Updates
Save Multiple Delivery Addresses
Enhancement: Customers can now add, and save for future use, multiple delivery addresses either in the online account’s Address Book or during the checkout process.
Download Price Lists
Enhancement: Customers can now download product pricing to a PDF or CSV file. For example, the CSV file could then be used to upload product pricing to a customer’s own system (e.g., Quickbooks) providing an easy way to update pricing when needed.
Print Bids to a PDF File
Enhancement: A Bid can now be printed directly to a PDF file from a customer’s online account by clicking the new Print Bid to PDF button when viewing a bid online.
With a tablet-style design and intuitive functionality, Vive™ products respond to every phase of life with corresponding comfort and style. Our cutting edge temperature management is wireless capable, easy to program and user-friendly, and it communicates with almost any HVAC system. Advanced technology and the large, blue LED display offer timeless appeal with contemporary flair. Experience the exclusive controls that bring maximum performance, efficiency and comfort into the home or commercial setting.
KEEP THE SAME WALL, UPGRADE EVERYTHING ELSE
Unlike competitive products that leave ghostly reminders of past installations, Vive™ controls fit the existing vacancies left by old thermostats and are easy to install. The lineup includes industry-leading features like:
Easy-To-Read LED Display
Large backlit screens cast a modern blue display with stunning readability to make adjusting the temperature super simple.
5-year Warranty Coverage
To ensure peace of mind and enhance comfort, Vive™ thermostats come backed with the best warranty in the industry.
Multiple Installation Options
Putting in a Vive™ thermostat couldn’t be easier. You get to pick whatever works best from a full lineup of tethered and wireless options.
Residential and Commercial Flexibility
Whether home or office comfort is needed, Vive™ thermostats can control the space with perfect results.
As heating season continues, HVAC professionals might see an increase in service calls from customers who say that their heat has stopped working or won’t turn on. One of the most common problems identified is heat sequencer failure.
Hundreds of HVAC contractors across the country are closing millions in sales every week through OnCall Air, the HVAC Sales platform that provides your customers with the buying experience they now expect. Contractors who use OnCall Air, close more sales, drive higher value and save precious time.
East Coast Metal Distributors has acquired Boles Heating & Air Supply, Inc. and its three locations in Fayetteville, Aberdeen and Boone, NC. In addition, all of Boles Supply’s 19 associates will join the East Coast Metal Distributors team and the former Boles Supply’s locations will operate under the East Coast Metal Distributors brand.
One dashboard. One easy sell.
Help your customers control their connected home, and get things done from a single dashboard. With Google Home Hub, customers can manage their compatible smart home devices, including Nest Hello video doorbell, Nest Cam security cameras, and Nest thermostats. Offering Google Home Hub on each job is a simple way to build your connected home business.
High-tech installations continue to grow in popularity in both residential, commercial and industrial environments, offering new opportunities and challenges for the trades. In fact, the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, projects the employment rate for heating, air conditioning and refrigeration mechanics and installers alone to grow up to 15 percent by 2026. This is largely in part due to the increase in demand for energy-efficient climate control systems. To help meet this growing demand of complex jobs, Klein’s team has worked to manufacture the tools needed to efficiently get the job done, resulting in tools designed specifically with HVAC professionals in mind.