One major benefit to starting an HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) business is you start with a small investment in resources and time, and then continue growing company at your very own pace and timeline.
Another big advantage is the HVAC industry has a tendency to mirror the forward and fast technological growth.
Whenever any improvements are made to the function and design of cooling and heating units, the demand for expert heating and air conditioning repair companies will continue to accelerate.
Pick a Specialization
Make an assessment of your skill level to figure out what you do the best and then have that be the first service that you provide. For example, if you are good at repairing car air conditioning systems but are not as good with furnaces, then just be honest with yourself. Just be aware of what your limitations are and then get some training in the areas you are weak in if you are interested in offering those services in the future.
The HVAC industry is very flexible since it is possible to become an expert in various services space on what you would like to specialize in. That includes troubleshooting air conditioning, gas furnaces, or heat pumps; offering consulting services on the use of ENERGY STAR appliances in commercial buildings and residential homes or specializing in other areas.
Seek Out Certification and Education
Become part of a trustworthy HVAC industry organization that specializes in providing certification and education. Your training and years of experience can be enhanced even more by obtaining a North American Technician Excellent certification. Also, your knowledge of current HVAC business industry trends and ENERGY STAR qualified products can make you a very valuable resource for your customers. Certification can also help to demonstrate your competency to prospective customers.
Develop a Business Plan Focused On Growth
Plan how to expand your customer base over time in order to remain profitable. Initially, you might want your HVAC business with a minimal amount of risk. Get started part-time with a certain number of hours that you want to work on your business. For example, maybe you want to work each weekend for four hours and then expand that so it includes four more hours for three to four weekdays. Figure out how many clients you will be able to serve in a week based on your financial goals and the number of hours you will be devoting to your business.
Budget two to four hours each week for administration time for you to review your progress. HVAC contracting does involve a lot of physical labour so be sure to not overbook yourself and deliver quality service at all time to your customers. When you are determining your weekly commitment make sure you keep all of this in mind.
Partner With Construction Companies
Research local area reputable remodelling and construction firms and offer to be a reliable HVAC resource. Your best source of long-term leads might be residential and commercial contractors since they build commercial buildings and houses.
Renovation project managers might want to have an HVAC specialist to help them determine whether or not an air conditioning or heating unit needs to be replaced or repaired. Those companies might need advice as well on which ENERGY STAR equipment will suit the size of a newly built house the best.