Have you looked at your options and discovered the best HVAC apps and software on the market?
In HVAC, there's a lot that can eat into your time. When you're not hunting down equipment manuals or performing calculations, you're trying to manage your business and keep your team in sync, for instance. Fortunately, there are now a variety of useful apps that HVAC technicians can use to streamline their work and reclaim their time.
Below are some of the best HVAC apps we've found, both in terms of the trade as well as managing a small businesses:
The measureQuick app allows technicians to measure and diagnose system problems. Its framework organizes its diagnostic tools into prebuilt checklists that allow companies to document and refine their processes to make sure diagnostics are correct and consistent between technicians. Data can then be stored so that diagnostic data and information about jobs, equipment, and systems are all in one place and can be easily retrieved. Not only will techs be able to complete jobs faster, but they’ll be able to leverage data to increase sales using measureQuick’s detailed PDF reports that can be branded to your company.
The Bluon app contains a database with over 30,000 manuals and documentation for HVAC units including equipment and service manuals, wiring diagrams, and parts lists. It also provides a number of other essential tools and resources including installation guides and videos, calculators, and reference charts.
FieldPulse allows you to manage your entire HVAC business from one app. Invoice customers from your phone and take payments on the spot. Find the fastest routes to handle all your calls for the day. Send customers templated emails and SMS to let customers know you're on your way, follow up for more sales, or remind customers to give you a review after you're done.
FieldPulse is easy to customize and includes custom forms and forms and invoice item repositories to organize information in a way that’s intuitive for your business’ unique needs.
FieldPulse is available on both iOS and Android, with a web browser app for office users starting at only $39 per month.
Refrigerant Slider is a user-friendly tool that allows technicians to calculate pressure to temperature conversions. This app includes an enormous library of over 80+ different refrigerants including natural refrigerants. It also provides detailed information about each refrigerant including GWP (global warming potential), ODP (ozone depleting potential), class, oil type, chemical blend, and CAS number.
The Easy Technician is a website devoted to providing simple, free apps to speed up common HVAC and electrical tasks like calculating and reporting. Furthermore, these apps can be used on the web or bookmarked on your phone to use on the field.
The Easy Technician is available free on the web.
SEER’s energy savings calculator is an incredible sales tool. You can show customers first-hand roughly how much money they'd save by upgrading their equipment to a high-efficiency system.
SEER’s energy savings calculator is available free on the web.
HVAC Thermostats contains manuals for over 400+ thermostat manuals. Manuals can be downloaded to your mobile device as well as forwarded to customers through email.
Carmel Software provides an entire suite of apps for calculations like duct sizing, pipe sizing, and psychrometrics— all housed under one app quick and easy access: HVAC Toolkit.
Now that you have the right tools, you can use them to build bulletproof processes that eliminate all the unnecessary, time consuming tasks that cut into your day-to-day. As a result, you’ll finally be able to take on more work and improve your overall profitability.