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

Save time by using our AHRI matchup took 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 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 number 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.

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.

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!

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.

Green lettering, “In Stock”, indicates that the item is available for purchase at your local branch. Yellow lettering, “Available”, indicates that the item is available at a nearby branch to be purchased.

Working over the weekend or after our normal business hours? No problem! You can give the homeowner a quote on the spot and have the system ready for pickup the next business day.

Shop on the website 24/7 anytime, anywhere. Login today to take advantage of all our website has to offer.

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 end. No 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!

Tips for Home Service Companies in the Time of the Coronavirus [COVID-19]

The COVID-19 outbreak continues to have an unprecedented impact on the world and the home service industry. We at Housecall Pro (partners with East Coast Metal Distributors) are committed to helping all home service professionals stay informed and help their communities, employees, and customers.

We will continue to provide data, guidance, helpful templates, online webinars and other resources that can be found at www.housecallpro.com/coronavirus.

Housecall Pro Home Services Coronavirus Daily Evening Update

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Tune in every evening as Housecall Pro’s Senior VP of People, Melina Fairleigh, joins co-founder Roland Ligtenberg and Alexa Greenberg to share daily updates on the effect of the Coronavirus pandemic and its effect on home service businesses. They will discuss ways to keep your business running, give you the tools you need to keep your employees protected and answer all your questions live. Here’s how you can join:

How to register for the free webcastclick here to join now

Time: every evening at 5 pm PDT/8 pm EDT

We have also created a Facebook group for Discussion of the Coronavirus among all home service professionals. It’s a great place to ask questions, provide suggestions, share ideas and participate in the ongoing discussion around the impact of Coronavirus on home services.  You can join for free here.

Finally, we’ve also put together a list of measures home service companies can take when sending a tech into someone’s home to communicate your commitment to safety, put homeowners at ease and establish the ground rules for conducting your work. We’ve provided this list in a template form below you can use to communicate them with your customers.

Feel free to use these templates and edit them in a way that makes the most sense for your business.

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How to Brand Your HVAC Company

Telling your company’s story will connect with customers

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Everyone has a story to tell, even heating and air conditioning companies. Many are a story of passion, sacrifice, and the will to succeed where others have failed. People can identify with that and relate to it in their own lives. They want to hear about success and what you stand for. If you humanize your company, consumers will identify with it. They will want to do business with you over your competition. So, how do you brand your HVAC business in 2020?

How to Sell Recurring Service Agreements and Increase Revenue for Your Home Service Business

If your home-service company is like many others, it relies on a steady stream of calls from customers in order to stay in operation. Yet if your phone stops ringing for whatever reason, your business could be at risk. But what if there was a way to put your finances on autopilot, allowing your company to weather even the worst of off-seasons? That’s the type of transformative effect recurring service agreement can have for businesses that make house calls.

If you’re unfamiliar with the term recurring service agreements, or if you’ve heard of recurring service agreements but aren’t sure how they can apply to your business, this article introduces the essentials and includes some tips to help you learn how to sell recurring service agreements to your customers.

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HouseCall Pro: HVAC Invoicing — 11 Mistakes to Avoid

Running every aspect of your HVAC business is a tall order. The busier you get with new clients and jobs, the less time you have to focus on paperwork.

So, it’s not surprising that some of the administrative stuff like invoicing might fall through the cracks.

Fortunately, HVAC invoicing doesn’t have to be complicated. We put together this list of common mistakes to avoid – so you can get paid faster, cut back on paperwork, and make invoicing a breeze.

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ACHR News Reports: Contractors Share Tips to Avoid Technician Burnout as the Heat Waves Hit

How to beat busy season blues.

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HOT CONDITIONS: Contractors are hard-pressed to ignore the extreme heat that technicians face during the busy season, making it another concern that shouldn’t be sidestepped when handling the quick pace of business. PHOTO COURTESY OF SENIOR AIRMAN ZACHARY KEE

 

The busy season is in full swing, and as the excitement of increased cash flow wears thin, contractors are faced with mounting workloads and tiring technicians. Despite the fact that most HVAC businesses resemble a Wal-Mart on Black Friday right now, there are ways to alleviate the frenzy and handle the rush with finesse. Continue reading “ACHR News Reports: Contractors Share Tips to Avoid Technician Burnout as the Heat Waves Hit”