Author: FieldPulse Team

Increase HVAC Sales with Your Current Customers

How much does it cost to acquire a new customer? With intense competition and the time-sensitive nature of HVAC repairs, most consumers make quick decisions on whom to hire. This means the cost can often be very high to get a new customer. So how do you grow HVAC sales without a big investment in...

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What’s New in HVAC Chiller Technology?

HVAC chiller product design is reaching new federal mandates for energy efficiency. These regulations have changed the way manufacturers service their products as well as their design. New Technology, New Chillers York’s YMC2 Centrifugal Magnetic Drive Chiller Water chillers are the strength behind HVAC cooling systems. Chilled water is distributed to coils in air conditioning...

What to Know as Angie’s List and Home Advisor Merge

On May 1, 2017, the parent company of Home Advisor, IAC, and Angie’s List announced they had reached terms to combine Angie’s List with Home Advisor in a $500 million deal to create a new company called ANGI Homeservices Inc. In making the announcement, IAC was quick to share their plans to maintain the two...

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5 Ways to Distinguish Your Contracting Business from Your Competitors

If you are one of the many contractors in your area who are competing for the same type of work, then you know that marketing and promoting your business as well as practicing professional and ethical practices are paramount to its success. Is your business a startup? Then you’ve got a long way to go...

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How To Avoid Common Electrical Safety Injuries

*Note: this is a guest post from My Bootprint – a website that helps workers pick the best boots for their job An average of 300 electrocutions and about 4,000 electrical related injuries on the workplace happen each year in the US. This leads to fatalities and serious injuries which affect the performance and productivity...

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Telephone Etiquette for Contractors in a New World

A little over a year ago, Forbes released a report on JP Morgan Chase’s offer to eliminate voicemail for their estimated 250,000 employees located at 5600+ branches across the country. Who took the offer? Roughly two-thirds of the personnel. Dig a little deeper, and you’ll find that 47% of their workforce is age 35 and younger....

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Following Up: The Only Way to Close the Deal

“I thought they were going with another contractor.” “I didn’t think they were ready to commit to the job.” “I figured they felt that our rates were too high for them.” “I didn’t feel like it was appropriate to pressure them into the sale.” “They’ll call me when they’re ready for me to start.”  ...

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The 10 Most Common Causes of On-Site Accidents for Contractors

Accidents in the workplace are going to happen. Although contractors and their work crew spend long hours in classes to acquire safety certifications and even put ironclad protection methods into place, all the training and safe practices in the world do not account for human error. Somebody forgets to secure a stepladder. Someone else left...

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Workers’ Compensation: What Every Contractor Should Know

Contractors are required to offer some level of workers’ compensation insurance to their employees in almost every state. Although regulations may vary from state to state, a contractor cannot legally operate a business without providing some form of workers’ comp as a part of an employee package. In states where contractors can opt-out of providing...