Common HVAC Contractors Mistakes

Common HVAC Contractors Mistakes | Motili

In the demanding field of HVAC maintenance and repair, professionals are expected to deliver flawless service to safeguard clients and uphold industry reputation. This article sheds light on “Common HVAC contractors mistakes,” emphasizing the critical nature of meticulous service in this sector. It explores five prevalent mistakes, including neglecting airflow issues, overlooking system performance, ignoring ventilation in HVAC, bypassing combustion safety, and underbidding. These mistakes can compromise service quality, endanger clients, and tarnish professional reputations.

The article also introduces the Motili contractor app, a valuable tool for HVAC contractors seeking to optimize their service delivery and business operations.

Common HVAC contractors mistakes

Everyone makes mistakes, right? It’s a natural part of life; when you mess up, you learn from it. Unfortunately, being an HVAC contractor is a job where you’re not really allowed to make mistakes. Doing so can harm your reputation and put customers at risk. HVAC contractors are human, so the odd mistake will occur. But before your next callout, you should avoid these five common HVAC mistakes contractors make.

Ignoring Air Flow

One of the telltale signs that there’s something wrong with a client’s system is the airflow. Not many contractors will look into the issue because service calls are usually about something more serious. However, airflow is significant for the functionality of an HVAC system.

Uneven airflow can stem from several issues, such as:

  • Clogged air filters
  • Incorrect unit sizing
  • Blocked air ducts
  • Poor duct installation

If a client tells you the airflow in their property has changed recently, check the above areas to weed out any issues. Once you diagnose the problem, repair the components as necessary.

Neglecting a System’s Performance

On average, an HVAC system has a lifespan of 10 – 15 years. Anything longer and a client will find themselves with an inefficient system. If you see the system has a lot of wear and tear, providing minor repairs may lead to more issues in the long run. Customers will let you know what’s wrong with their unit, and it’s your job to find the best solution.

Instead, advise the customer on the best HVAC solution. They may not want to spend the extra money replacing a part or the entire system. But it’s your job to ensure the unit meets industry standards; customers avoid health issues and are satisfied with their unit’s performance.

Neglecting a System's Performance

Forgetting the “V” in HVAC

As you know, HVAC stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. Most service calls will focus on the heating and AC. After all, those options are used most frequently throughout the year. But as a contractor, you should pay attention to ventilation because it’s equally essential to the system’s functionality. Forgetting ventilation is one of the most common mistakes HVAC contractors make.

As mentioned above, an HVAC system needs proper airflow to meet heating and cooling demands. But it’s more than making sure air moves throughout the property freely. Good ventilation also promotes better indoor air quality by removing pollutants from the area. So, on your next call, check to see if any ventilation spaces are obstructed and provide proper maintenance.

Forgetting Combustion Safety

Sometimes, you’ll get the odd call about carbon monoxide, a lethal gas. Most contractors will check the alarm batteries or the furnace for cracks. If there are no visible issues, many will call it a false alarm and go about their day.

However, sometimes, it may not be a false alarm. Some combustible appliances can cause a backdraft of carbon monoxide in specific spaces. That can be a potentially dangerous situation for any property owner. As the contractor, it’s up to you to test for toxic gases to ensure the environment is safe for the occupants. Avoiding this step can be a dangerous and costly mistake a contractor can make.

Wasting Money on Marketing and Advertising

Running an HVAC business can be challenging. But instead of shortchanging yourself, optimize your business with the help of the Motili contractor app.

Rather than spending large sums on marketing campaigns, signing up as a Motili contractor will provide you with real jobs, not leads. The app is a central point for HVAC contractors to answer service calls. Anytime a job becomes available, you’ll have the ability to accept it within the app. You’ll no longer have to compete with others for jobs. Plus, with over 100,000 work orders each year, plenty of work opportunities exist.

HVAC Contractors Technology & Motili HVAC Solutions

HVAC Contractors Technology & Motili HVAC Solutions

It’s simple for facility managers to connect with contractors when they use Motili, and HVAC contractors no longer need to scramble to find steady work year-round. As a result, it’s now easier than ever to grow an HVAC contractor business with the Motili app. 

Technology allows HVAC contractors to accept jobs from the app and clear communication with details about new jobs, service calls, and work orders. In addition, contractors using the Motili app can view and accept jobs as they become available for ongoing, consistent work. 

How does it work?

Motili notifies contractors when a client needs service. Contractors choose which jobs to accept, but there’s no competition with other contractors once a position is taken. Motili provides the equipment, saving the contractor time and energy.


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