Have you ever made a trip to Walmart or your local grocery store?
How many times have you went in with the mindset of what you need to get, only to return home and realize the ONE thing you went for you FORGOT!
P.S If you don’t have to make trips to your local store, give me a call with your secret because we spend a fortune at Walmart.
Okay, back to the moral of the story.
In the HVAC world the possibilities are endless! We all know that there are so many things that can be done to prevent problems from occurring inside the HVAC System. My question for you is, do you look for the ways to prevent these problems from popping up?
I would guarantee that a Contractor makes several visits out to job sites to check things out, maybe even do a quote. How many times have you went to check out a job, only to leave and realize that you could’ve prevented your client from having to spend thousands of dollars later on down the road, by offering them a simple, easy, preventative maintenance fix NOW.
Today, everyone has an “I want it now” type of mentality. Well, why not use that mentality when trying to save and prolong your HVAC equipment.
Don’t take a trip to your Air Handler and forget to remember ways to help your client out.
If you are a client, don’t forget to ask if there are other ways your contractor can help you out.
Did you take a thorough look at everything and make sure that you checked every nook and cranny? Give the quality of work that the client and the HVAC system deserves.
In the months to come, we are going to be using the “What Are You Leaving Behind” as one of our blog categories because let’s face it. The HVAC system is an entire world of possibilities and opportunities.
For instance, if the HVAC system is being looked at for a condensate drain pan leak; you have the solution to stop the pan from leaking. But did you walk away without suggesting a solution to keep the pan from corroding (which is more than likely the reason the pan leaked in the first place)?
I would love to hear some feedback on what other things you offer as a Contractor when you go to visit your clients and help them out.
I would also love some feedback from the clients and how their Contractors have helped them out or maybe haven’t helped them out.
Just like you leaving the grocery store and thinking, “Did I forget anything?”. Do the same thing when leaving the HVAC System- “Did I forget anything?”.
Kristen Bean, Assistant Marketing Director of Controlled Release Technologies, Inc., a research, development and manufacturing firm based in Shelby, North Carolina. CRT is an IFMA CSP, an EnergyStar Partner and manufacturer of independently-certified Green products for HVAC maintenance. Since 1986, CRT has been creating leading edge HVAC maintenance products that have become industry standards, used in thousands of commercial buildings world-wide. CRT employees are members of BOMA, ASHRAE, ASHE and the American Chemical Society. www.cleanac.com