- Progress Report: New HVAC Efficiency Standards 5 Months In
With the start of 2015, HVAC contractors have had to adapt to a set of new HVAC standards aiming to improve efficiency. Most states raised their minimum efficiency standards for both commercial and residential systems installed after January 1st. Although the new standard...
- What to Do If a Claim is Filed Against Your Surety Bond
When obtaining your HVAC contractor license from the state or local licensing authority, you’re usually required to get a surety bond. The purpose of the bond is to guarantee your compliance with the applicable contractors license regulations. It also serves as proof of ...
- 15 Ways to Market or Advertise Your HVAC Business Like a Pro
Let’s face it, owning your own HVAC business isn’t for the faint of heart. However, the satisfaction of working for yourself and seeing operations through end-to-end is well worth the extra effort. There’s just one problem - To really profit and expand your business you’...
- 5 Types of Software Every HVAC Tech Should Know
Today, virtually every home, apartment building, factory, hospital and office building is equipped with an HVAC system. Because these systems are so widespread, the demand for HVAC technicians continues to rise. While effectively repairing and monitoring an HVAC unit require...
- How to Build a Successful HVAC Business through Great Customer Service
If your competitors offer the same type of HVAC services as you do, what will set your business apart? Think about it for a moment. Are you the only company providing excellent reverse cycle ducted air conditioning service? Do your technicians possess unparalleled HVAC exper...
- Elements of an Excellent HVAC Website
When potential clients visit your website, they’re looking for answers. It’s your job, as an HVAC contractor, to make sure that your website answers the questions that people are asking! Below, we’ve compiled some of the most important elements of an HVAC website. Include...
- What Does It Take to Become a Successful HVAC Contractor?
The competition for HVAC contractors is very stiff. If you browse the internet or look in the yellow pages, you have a good chance of finding many other contractors who offer the same services as you. Success won’t come easy unless you take your business up a notch. To be...
- Section 179 Depreciation Rule Change for 2014
I also own a prominent accounting firm called RA Tax and Accounting. We specialize in serving the contracting industry. Anyway, we have been advising our clients about Section 179 depreciation and we thought your business might be interesting in knowing this too. A signif...
- Last Minute Tax Planning and What’s Ahead in 2015
As 2014 draws to a close, there is still time to reduce your 2014 tax bill and plan ahead for 2015. This letter highlights several potential tax-saving opportunities for owners of businesses operating as S corporations or limited liability companies to consider. I will arran...
- HVAC Contractors, Are You Ready For The New Efficiency Standards?
Get ready for new HVAC efficiency standards in 2015 2015 is bringing some big changes to HVAC systems. Both commercial and residential systems will have their minimum efficiency standards raised in most states, affecting any HVAC systems that are installed on or aft...
- What is the Right HVAC Installation
Every year summer comes, and with it thousands of unfortunate home owners are burdened with the task of having to upgrade their old and out dated HVAC equipment. This promises good business for the right contractors as long as they provide quality work for their cu...
- The HVAC Contractor License Bond Explained
HVAC contractors need to obtain a surety bond in order to get licensed. The importance of HVAC technicians in construction, and the elaborate nature of their installations, requires them to keep a high performance standard. Your skillfulness and ability to c...
- Should Your HVAC Business Buy or Lease Its Fleet?
Buying or Leasing HVAC Vehicles When an HVAC company is looking to add vehicles to its fleet, you have one big decision to make — will you lease those vehicles or buy them? Leasing and buying both have benefits and drawbacks to consider. You will need to look at these, and ...
- Attend Conventions to be a Better HVAC Contractor
Do You Want to Be a Better HVAC Contractor? Go to Conventions! The foundation of being a professional in your field begins with gaining as much knowledge and expertise as you can. This applies to every industry, and it goes double for Heating, Ventilation, and...
- Running a 24 Hour HVAC Operation All By Yourself
So all of your competitors offer 24 hour emergency service and you’re a one or two-man HVAC company with limited resources, how do you compete? First, be realistic about your capabilities It’s easy to advertise 24 hour emergency service on a billboard. It’s not a...
- Income Tax Breaks that Expired in 2013
Major Tax Breaks that Expired in 2013 • Research credit: The tax credit for research and experimentation expenses. • Charitable contributions from IRA accounts: The ability to distribute up to $100,000 tax free to charity from an IRA maintained for an individual whose ...
- New Federal Taxes for 2014
New Federal Taxes for 2014 Here is a list of the major new taxes for 2014. Remember, these are new for the 2014 tax year. • Tangible Property Regulations: Final capitalization regulations issued on tangible property, generally applicable to tax years beginning on...
- HVAC Contractors: Make Telephone Support Your Competitive Advantage
Despite the growth of the internet, telephone calls are still consumers’ communication method of choice. That means improving how you handle phone calls may be the difference between landing your next service contract and losing clients to the competition. Today we’re goi...
- Air Filter Logistics – Why Buying Direct Allows HVAC Contractors to Save Big
Whether you are a HVAC technician, a maintenance crew, or a DIY homeowner, an air filter is a nuisance. Air filters are bulky and expensive to store and handle, while the price that can realistically be charged for them to the end user rarely justifies the hassle. However, f...
- Embracing Social Media for Your HVAC Business
Social Media is an Important Part of Marketing your HVAC Business You provide a service business that relies heavily on advertising and word of mouth. But what about finding other streams of income for your business? Has your company started embracing social media? Below ...
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