Series: Learn How To Use Our Website Like A Pro – Tip #5 Find AHRI Matchups

Save time by using our AHRI matchup tool like a pro.  

Our website is a one-stop shop for creating an AHRI matchup. Skip the hassle of visiting multiple sites and find a matchup in one place. You will also be able to filter multiple matchup results, view matchup pricing, and add to cart.   

Need to build a system while working in the field? Download our mobile app and build systems like a pro while on the job.

Follow these easy steps to streamline your process and make a customizable system today  

How to use our AHRI Matchup Tool: 

1) Select the AHRI matchup tool at the top right hand of corner of the page 

2) Select the type of equipment and brand 

3) Add filters to narrow down your search 

4) Select the equipment to view matched systems  

5) Select view system to view the matchup and pricing 

6) Select the matched system you would like to view and add to cart – your AHRI # will appear on your ticket

Still have questions… a member of our digital team will be happy to help assist you if you have any questions.  

Tech Tips: Indoor Air Quality Technologies and Applications

Indoor Air Quality is a convoluted topic on the best of days. The IAQ segment of the HVAC industry has grown tremendously overall and sees spikes of urgency during certain health crises like the annual flu season.

There are many types of IAQ technology available, and each possesses its own advantages and disadvantages. It is important to have knowledge of these technologies and be able to discuss opportune applications for them.

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Tech Tips: Ductless Logic – What that Wall Mounted Unit is Really Thinking

Ductless units or mini splits – they are the bane of many HVAC technicians. The units themselves are quiet, super-efficient, and work very well. Often, technicians will say something like, “I install a lot of these units and they generally work great, but honestly I have no idea what’s really going on inside those things.” It’s a fair enough statement. Most technicians are accustomed to contactors, relays, capacitors, AC voltage motors, and simple I/O controls. There is nothing simple in appearance about the inner workings of a ductless unit.

For starters, we have the board which is located next to a 2nd board which is then located above a 3rd board. There are no contactors or relays. The only capacitors are built into the control boards. Controls? Yes, we have controls, but not the traditional I/O kind we usually think about. Nope, these things talk back and forth. What are they saying? Who knows!

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Series: Learn How To Use Our Website Like A Pro – Tip #4 Manage and Pay Invoices

View your invoices and bills online in one place. It’s easy – login to your online account for a one stop shop for invoices/statements and payments.  

Once you log into your online account select the invoices tab under “My Account”

Once you have entered the Invoice Gateway you are able to manage and view all of your past and current invoices. You can even manage your setting to receive an email when a new bill is available, attach a PDF version, receive payment confirmation and sign up for paperless bills.

Want to get started today?… A member of our digital team will be happy to help assist you if you have any questions here.

Remote A/C monitoring can keep your techs and customers safe

See the problem before the call to plan the right service

In these challenging times of physical distancing, contractors need to safely make service calls at homes and businesses. HVAC and plumbing maintenance and repairs are an essential service. Reducing the risk for technicians and customers is critical.

Here are a few ways that businesses can use remote monitoring to keep techs and customers safe.

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Series: Learn How To Use Our Website Like A Pro – Tip #3 View/Accept Bids

Do you request bids from your ECMD Sales Rep? Login to your online account to review, accept, and add bids to cart. 

Viewing and accepting bids is now easier than ever! Login to your online account at www.ecmdi.com to start accepting bids today. You can download the bid as a PDF or CSV(excel) file for future reference. Don’t want everything that is quoted on the bid all at once? Use the partial release feature to purchase the items as you need them. 

Follow these easy steps to get started today! 

 1) Login to your ecmdi account 

2) Select “Bids” from the “My Account” section in your Dashboard

3) Search by bid number or name and click “View Bid” 

4) Add items to cart and checkout! 

Amana & Google Nest: Create A Hands-Free, Hassle-Free Home For Your Customers

Don’t miss out on this money-making opportunity. Contractors who bundle smart home products with Amana brand system purchases stand to make more per job.

The Amana brand has a rich history of creating hassle-free living environments for its customers. Whether it be creating appliances that changed the American household or creating modern, state-of-the-art HVAC systems that pair well with smart home products – the comfort of Amana customers always comes first.

That’s why Amana brand equipment makes a perfect match with Google Nest smart home products. Google Nest smart home products are designed to create a hands-free, helpful home for customers using voice-activated devices to control thermostats, appliances, security products, and lighting.

Contractors who bundle smart home products with Amana brand system purchases stand to make more per job. Demand for smart home options is growing, and customers are continually asking for smarter solutions to save on utility bills and make their busy lives a little easier to manage.

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Series: Learn How To Use Our Website Like A Pro – Tip #2 View Inventory & Stock Levels

See inventory levels anytime, anywhere. Login to your account to view up to date inventory at your local branch.

Making sure the product you sell to your customer is in stock is an important part of any sale, which is why we make it easy to view inventory levels right from our website. Login to your online account at www.ecmdi.com to see inventory at your local branch, and the five closest to you. No more calling the branch to see if your products are in stock.

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How To Get Emergency Money for Your HVAC Business During COVID-19

Options for Your Small Business Facing Money Issues During Coronavirus

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act allocated $350 billion to help small businesses keep workers employed amid the pandemic and economic downturn. Known as the Paycheck Protection Program, the initiative provides 100% federally guaranteed loans to small businesses. Importantly, these loans may be forgiven if borrowers maintain their payrolls during the crisis or restore their payrolls afterward.

Let’s talk about the available loan options.

Paycheck Protection Program

A great option for:

  • businesses with fewer than 500 employees
  • sole proprietorship, independent contractor and eligible self-employed individuals.

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Series: Learn How To Use Our Website Like A Pro – Tip #1 View Your Pricing Like A Pro  

Link your account online to view your own personal pricing. Shop and place orders 24/7 for easy pickup and delivery.  

Staying up to date on pricing can be a tedious task, that is why ECMD has made it a breeze for you. Login to your online account at www.ecmdi.com to view your specific pricing on all products. Easily download pricebooks into either a PDF or CSV file so that you can easily manage pricing on your endNo more manual updates for potentially hundreds of products saving you time! 

What about when you have an emergency service call over the weekend and you need instant access to give them a quote?

Our website has you covered! Check pricing and availability 24/7. You can give the homeowner a quote on the spot and have the system ready for pickup Monday morning to complete the job. Follow these easy steps to be able to view your personalized pricing anytime, anywhere!