Category: HVAC

Essential HVAC Service Tools Technicians Should Have

The HVAC/R field is a tool-heavy one, do you have all the essential HVAC service tools to get the job done right? That’s no surprise since the HVAC tech’s job encompasses multiple fields: Part pipe-fitter, part refrigerant tech, and part electrician, to name a few. That means needing a diverse array of HVAC service tools...

HVAC Invoices: Templates (Free!), Tips, & A Handy App

It’s easy to treat HVAC invoices like an afterthought. By the time technicians are finally finished with a job and know customers are happy with their work, invoices seem like a last formality that stands between getting paid and moving on to the next job. So, technicians rush through the process treating invoices like receipts...

HVAC License Requirements by State

Additional HVAC Certification Requirements In addition to state requirements, the EPA requires all HVAC technicians to take an exam for handling refrigerant. The test covers topics like compliance and leak repair requirements in order to protect the environment. Technicians will then receive a Section 608 Technician Certification that lasts for life and doesn’t require renewal.

The Best HVAC Apps & Software

Have you looked at your options and discovered the best HVAC apps and software on the market? In HVAC, there's a lot that can eat into your time. When you're not hunting down equipment manuals or performing calculations, you're trying to manage your business and keep your team in sync, for instance. Fortunately, there are...

Common HVAC System Types and Why You Need To Know Them

HVAC stands for “Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning.” Though this technology is essential to comfortable modern living, it’s far from a single, simple system. There are many complex HVAC system types, each with their own rules, quirks, and standards.  In fact, the only elements that seem to unify all HVAC systems besides the principles they...

The Software and Tools Techs Need

HVAC Certification, Software & Tools Techs Need

“Who needs certifications when on-the-job experience will do?” goes the lament of many a young person entering the HVAC field. But money spent on HVAC certification is money well invested. It can lead to higher pay and better employment opportunities down the line. The real question is: which certifications do you get? And, given that...

Upsell More Service Calls

How to Turn a Simple Service Call into a Larger Opportunity

Up-selling: A lot of service contractors hate it. You got into the profession to do a job and it do it well. You’re not here to pester your customers about extra bells and whistles like a car salesman. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Whether you’re a solo contractor trying to generate more...

HVAC Advertising: 5 Lead Generation Strategies

HVAC Advertising: Top 5 Lead Generation Strategies

An HVAC system is the beating heart of a residential household or commercial building, but your customers don’t need large HVAC services all that often. Because of this, the competition for leads is fierce – and expensive. How expensive? The average HVAC contractor spends between $200 and $300 to acquire a single customer, according to...

HVAC Jokes and Memes – 25 of the Best We’ve Found

Whether you’re a business owner or an HVAC tech, sometimes you have to take a step back from the work and have a good laugh. So we rounded up the Top 25 best HVAC jokes and memes we could find. We tried to find jokes about the job, AC systems, heating system repair, AC repair,...

Digital vs Analog AC Manifold Gauges

Digital vs Analog AC Manifold Gauges Review

*** Note: This is a guest post from Valuetesters.com and includes links to products on their own site. AC manifold gauges are some of the most commonly used tools relied upon by HVAC techs. From measuring refrigerant pressure to performing leak tests and refrigerant charging, they are essential tools for AC diagnosis and servicing. For...