Monthly Archives: November 2013

AHRI Releases September 2013 US Shipment Data

AHRIAHRI recently released the September 2013 data on U.S. shipments of heating and cooling equipment. For September 2013, warm air furnaces are up 6.8%, driven by gas furnaces. Oil furnace shipments are down for this time period. YTD warm air furnaces are up 17.4%. Air conditioning and heat pump shipments were also up for September at 17.0% combined. YTD these units are up 9.6% driven by a 15.9% increase in heat pump shipments. Click here for the full report: AHRI Shipment Data.

Performance Contracting

Tom Jackson visits with a contractor at the ACCA Building Performance Forum sponsored by "The News"

Tom Jackson visits with a contractor at the ACCA Building Performance Forum sponsored by “The News”

Energy savings is top-of-mind as we move into what could be a very harsh winter in some parts of the United States. This paired with the growing consumer demand for “green” products is driving many HVAC contractors to performance-based contracting. By viewing the house as a system, these contractors open up a new revenue stream while also doing their customers a great service. As energy costs continue to increase and the demand for “greener” products grows, performance-based contracting is sure to follow.

Here is a link to a great story in “The News”, explaining some strategies for getting into performance-based contracting and resources available to contractors. ACCA Examines Performance-Based Contracting

Steve Coscia to Host Webinar on Smarter Sales and Service

webinar_homepage1Steve Coscia is putting his money where his mouth is. Steve will give you almost $300 in resources that you can immediately put into play in your business.

First is an exclusive recording of a customer service seminar conducted for faculty and students at Northern Virginia Community College. It’s a 3 video set where Steve discusses advanced strategies for solid customer satisfaction. Second is a live talk-radio interview recording in which Steve discusses the causes of stress and techniques to stop it in its tracks. And third, a gift for the current or aspiring manager. A video based on the solid principles that enable a manager or supervisor to lead, motivate and inspire.

These resources are available to you immediately upon registration for Steve‚Äôs next live webinar, Smarter Sales and Service, on November 21 at 1:00pm EST. In this one hour webinar, you will get a custom-designed set of keys to unlock more sales, improved customer retention and greater profit. He will share scripts, flowcharts and templates – tools that will immediately open the floodgates to cash flow. Not only will the webinar be available for download after the event, yours to keep for future reference, it carries a 100% money back guarantee. No questions asked. And you’re getting resources worth almost five times the nominal cost of the webinar as soon as you register.

This event is limited to 100 seats and it will sell out. End the year with a clear vision of increased profitability in 2014 and register right now.