As we head into 2018, a large concern in the HVAC space is that there will be fewer technicians to do the required work. Baby boomers are retiring, but aren’t being replaced at a faster rate than those who are replacing them, yet customer expectations are increasing. So how do HVAC organizations continue to better serve their customers with fewer resources? They could take on fewer customers, or they could add an HVAC business software to help navigate problems and increase their technician efficiency.
Learn to Utilize HVAC Scheduling Software
56% of field service professionals say that their customers are demanding faster response times, but with fewer resources and increased customer demands, it’s a challenge to meet those response times. But by utilizing an HVAC scheduling software, the opportunity for faster response times is as simple as looking at your technician’s schedules and seeing who is free, or moving jobs around to ensure the emergency response call that needs immediate attention gets placed on a technician’s schedule, ahead of other calls that can be moved.
With technicians using the mobile app, dispatchers don’t need to keep calling them to change their schedule, but rather push the work order through the mobile app. When the HVAC technician completes the service call they are on and goes to the next one, the new call and all its information will be available, and the technician will be on their way to solve the issue, offering speedy, on-demand service.
49% of field service professionals say that the primary objective for their field mobility investment in the coming year will be maximizing productivity. By utilizing an HVAC field service software and its mobile applications, HVAC organizations can begin to meet the growing needs of their customers, even if they are short on resources.
Bring On Change with HVAC Business Software
Losing employees will obviously affect your business, but so to can an HVAC business software in as positive of a way as hiring more technicians. With dispatching tools that will help schedule your technicians the most efficient way possible, to automated work order creation through service contracts, HVAC business software can change your business by allowing the few people you have to do more with their time.
It’s the ‘do more with less’ approach that is becoming a critical part of many service organizations moving forward, and those in the HVAC space are no different. HVAC service software is a way to not only get the most of the technicians and administrators you have, but a way to efficiently manage your operation heading into the future, taking away many of the repetitive tasks that take up valuable time that your technicians and administrators could be working on other issues.