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Don’t Sweat the HVAC/R Stuff: The Importance of Preventive Maintenance

Aaron Mims
March 5, 2024

In the world of commercial HVAC/R companies, ensuring the smooth operation of your customers systems is your bread and butter. But even as some of you are still braving sub-freezing temps, summer is fast approaching – and with it, the need for reliable cooling solutions. Here in Texas, we’ve already seen 80-degree weather, reminding us that now is the time to prepare.

Fielding calls from clients during scorching summer Friday afternoons can be a real hassle. That’s why it’s time to shift your focus from being merely “on demand” to becoming truly “in demand.” This shift lies at the heart of commercial HVAC, particularly in terms of preventive maintenance. To execute this transition effectively, contractors need to prioritize a client-centered approach, utilizing customer asset data to gain a comprehensive understanding of their systems. 

While the reactive nature of “on-demand” service may address immediate needs driven by costly recalls, constant emergencies, and price sensitivity, embracing an “in-demand” model means taking proactive steps. This includes securing profitable contracts, ensuring first-time fixes, and preventing problems before they spiral into crises. By tackling potential issues early on, we can aim for those coveted first-time fixes (fingers crossed that the supply house has the necessary part) and, ideally, avoid those dreaded after-hours phone calls. 

Such an approach not only nurtures repeat business and fosters long-term relationships but also elevates customer satisfaction levels. Ultimately, it streamlines operations, paving the way for sustainable growth and success.

I firmly believe that every HVAC/R service business should prioritize preventive maintenance, particularly when considering the benefits it brings to our customers, who are integral parts of our communities: retail stores, schools, hospitals, banks, and offices.

Preventive Maintenance

Streamlined Scheduling with Preventive Maintenance

Optimizing Performance through Preventive Maintenance

Building Trust with Reliable Service

As we brace ourselves for the summer months and the demands they bring, let’s not forget the importance of preventive maintenance in keeping our cool. After all, nobody wants to be caught in a sweltering office with no cooling – talk about a heat-induced meltdown! 

So let’s channel our inner weather forecasters and predict those breakdowns before they rain on our parade. With ServiceTrade by your side, you will be the knight in shining armor, rescuing our clients from HVAC/R chaos one task check at a time. Together, let’s ensure that when it comes to staying cool, we’ve got it in the bag – or should I say, the refrigerant tank!

Stay cool,

Aaron Mims

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