If you’ve worked as a service tech for years, there may come a time when you decide to branch out and begin your own HVAC business. Aside from obtaining the correct contractor permits, licenses, and insurances to comply with your local and state requirements, you’ll also want to ensure you have the right tools and techs in place to build your brand and start attracting new customers instantly!
To help you get started, here are some pro tips to help you launch your HVAC service company!
4 Tips for Starting an HVAC Business in the New Year
- Stock Your Truck with the Right Tools: Having direct access to the tools you need to complete an HVAC repair, installation, or replacement will keep you on the fast track to success. From basic tools like pipe wrenches, drills, vacuum pumps, and more to more complex heating and cooling equipment, such as replacement parts for brand-name products like Trane or Mitzubishi, every HVAC installation company needs to stock and manage their inventory to service customers with more ease and convenience.
RazorSync’s field service management app helps HVAC business professionals quickly manage their inventory on the go! Administrators in the app can quickly check for available parts from their smartphones, request orders, and receive updates if a particular piece of equipment is running low or out of stock.
- Estimate Your Price Points: Perhaps one of the more difficult aspects of starting a new business is deciding how much you plan to charge for your services. A great way to estimate your price points is to first research what your local competitors are charging. This can help you figure out average costs, which you can then use to build out a pricing sheet. You’ll also want to take into account the added costs of tools, equipment, and labor needed to successfully complete each job. A routine furnace repair will obviously be far less than a full replacement, so you’ll want to take these figures into consideration as you plan your prices.
Using RazorSync’s advanced estimating tool, you’ll have access to recent jobs, work orders, and invoices to help fine-tune your bidding process for accurate estimates and billing.
- Hire the Right Contractors: To ensure your customers are receiving quality support on every service request, it’s important to take the time to find qualified HVAC experts. Your techs should bring with them industry experience, good communication skills, and a willingness to adapt to emerging techniques and technologies as the HVAC field continues to evolve.
Hiring more contractors means you’ll need to have your scheduling and payroll processing in check! RazorSync offers convenient “drag and drop” scheduling features to keep your team informed of new jobs, so they can plan their days ahead. Techs will receive confirmation notifications and recent changes in scheduling right to their smart devices. Our field service system also syncs seamlessly to your QuickBooks account, eliminating unnecessary paperwork while still keeping billing and payroll all in one convenient location.
- Go Digital: Let’s be honest: to stay competitive as an HVAC business, you need to keep your techs, dispatch, and customers connected! Using an online field service management system can allow you to streamline your operations and improve communication and workflow from the office to the field.
RazorSync offers HVAC businesses a full suite of advanced online features that include customized portals for your customers to request repairs and other services, GPS tracking to keep your dispatch team and techs in direct communication, and secure credit card processing to help prevent late payments or lost jobs from affecting your revenue.
How to Start a Business with RazorSync
Learn how to get started with RazorSync’s field service management app by requesting a free live demo today! We’ll walk you through how to customize our advanced features to fit your business’ needs and keep you connected to your team and customers, round the clock! For questions or pricing options, contact us today!