Home Service Business Trends: 8 Shifts that are Reshaping the Industry

The home service business is trending big time right now.

Valued at roughly $600 billion, the US online on-demand home services sector is growing rapidly. According to The New York Times, the on-demand home services industry is expected to post a compound annual growth rate of nearly 49% by 2021.

What’s happening here?

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5 Ways OnCall Air Can Save you Time

You know time is one of your most valuable assets. And in the summer months this is especially true for our HVAC/R industry. 

As your phones ring off the hook and your customers need you most, being equipped with the right sales tool for what can be your most important sales season is imperative.  

OnCall Air can help you save a ton of time with the following benefits: 

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Tech Tips: It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year…Are You Ready?

Ladies and Gentlemen, the time has arrived. We are finally approaching summer and warmer temperatures are in full swing. There are calls coming into the business, work to be done, and money to be made. The next four months will equal 50% or more of what an HVAC business in our region of the country does in revenue annually. So…are you truly ready? Is your team truly ready? Are you going to run a lot of calls or is your focus on making a lot of money?

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HVAC Sales Tips: How to Turn Leads into Customers in 5 Easy Steps

An HVAC brand is more than just a logo, slogan, and catchphrase—a “brand” is what your customers feel or think when they see or hear those things. In order to make a mental connection with your customers, you’ll need to develop a personal, emotional, and social brand identity. Once you establish what your HVAC brand is all about, you can start standing out against your competition, build long-term relationships with customers, and drive business growth.

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Two HVAC/R Industry Regulations to Watch in 2019

Guess what the top HVAC/R industry trends are for 2019? If you answered energy efficiency and going green, you’re on the right track.

These were the top most important trends attendees of the recent ASHRAE- and AHRI-sponsored AHR Expo predicted for this year. They’re also the focus of two regulations that could impact the industry in 2019.

Read on to learn all about them and how they could shape your work this year.

Digital Precision Meets Touchscreen Convenience in the NEW YELLOW JACKET P51 TITAN™ Digital Manifold Series

YELLOW JACKET® brings system measurement into the digital age with the introduction of the groundbreaking P51 TITAN™ Digital Manifold Series.

The flagship P51-870 features a 4.3-inch full-color touchscreen display and, when paired with our ManTooth™ app, full Bluetooth® capability to connect to a mobile device for remote monitoring.

“The P51-870 revolutionizes the way a typical 4-valve manifold can be used to diagnose an HVAC system,” says Gary Lampasona, YELLOW JACKET Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “With one device you can now diagnose the system and, with the power of Bluetooth technology, you can diagnose remotely, service and charge through the device, monitor pump down/evacuation, and perform leak testing both in a vacuum and at positive pressure.”

The P51-860 provides a monochrome backlit digital display and the same measurement capabilities and Bluetooth connectivity and as the P51-870.

For leak testing, charging, recovery or evacuation, you get everything you need to attach to a system and perform the job with unsurpassed speed, ease and accuracy.

Tech Tip: 500 Microns = 500 Microns

Welcome to what was intended to be my second article on refrigeration circuit practices and the importance of pulling a good vacuum on a system during installation or repair. This was going to be the time where I discussed POE oil being hydroscopic, how we can only evacuate about 50% of the moisture contamination out of POE oil (the rest must be removed with a filter drier), and how despite popular theory we do not measure the quality of a vacuum based on taking a 30-minute lunch. In truth, you have all heard this before and there are many great articles that discuss this very topic in the industry. Case in point, one of those articles inspired my new subject matter: 500 Microns = 500 Microns.

New Product: CoolAir AC SmartSeal External

AC SmartSeal External works on all materials — copper, aluminum, steel, plastic — and it’s great where copper meets aluminum. It works on holes up to about a fifth of an inch — and will last 12 to 15 years.

AC SmartSeal External is tested and compatible with all refrigerants and lubricants and won’t dissolve over time. Plus it won’t void warranties since it’s applied from the outside, with nothing going into the system.

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