For ages, the vast majority of the business done by HVAC technicians was done during the hottest months of summer or the coolest months of winter – the busy seasons. Obviously, these are the seasons when problems with HVAC systems are recognized. The shoulder months, as we refer to them, see little activity on the HVAC front. That is, until now.
Many technicians, the industry as a whole, is changing the message expressed to consumers. New technology, new tools, and a strong eco-conscious stance has made it possible to approach home owners and business owners in the shoulder months with real, and marketable solutions to common HVAC problems. The most notorious of those issues, of course, is the cost of heating or cooling the space. By approaching these property owners just after those busy seasons have ended, when the realization of how much it is costing to keep the space comfortable has fully set it, it is possible to open the door for new, better solutions. That doesn’t necessarily mean a full system replacement. In fact, in most instances, it doesn’t mean that at all. What can be suggested, though, is an affordable upgrade of the existing system, to reduce the energy consumption. That means less negative impact on the environment and, of course, less expense.
SRP Controls offers a number of different sensors, controls, and diagnostic tools that can be used to address the problem of excess energy-consumption. Improving the efficiency with these use of these add-ons will be beneficial to the consumer, of course, but also means that the HVAC field doesn’t see the drastic slowdown in the shoulder months. It will be important for the HVAC technician to approach this conversation in the right way, however, or else risk turning the property owner off with ‘sales talk’. It must be pointed out that these upgrades will be beneficial on many fronts – they can make the building a healthier, more comfortable space. They can provide the consumer better control over the environment within the building. And, there should be a true and accurate breakdown of what the property owner can expect to save in energy expense during the heating and cooling seasons. In this way, the investment can be rightfully justified.