How Fieldpoint Can Help HVAC Companies Overcome Industry Challenges

Blog, Field Service, HVAC

Last updated Apr 10, 2019 at 9:27AM | Published on Jun 23, 2017 | Blog, Field Service, HVAC

The Challenges

Many HVAC companies are still working off paper-based processes to manage their HVAC field service activities workflow. This brings additional difficulties to making changes to schedules and dispatching work to HVAC field service technicians, as they do not have visibility into all the information required.

With HVAC companies, processes and needs can be extremely complex – as different work orders need specifically skilled technicians, parts, and tools. Many companies cover everything from design to install, renovation and service work, so each day has different requirements. With paper-based activities, you cannot access data in real time, so getting invoices out, stock checks can all be delayed.

how fieldpoint can help hvac companies overcome industry challengesThe industry is evolving at an unprecedented pace; technology is becoming smarter and equipment more complex. Customer expectations are rising, and service delivery needs to be kept at an optimum level.

Implementing HVAC Field Service Software

Go Paperless

With the high influx of work orders, it is imperative to automate work orders electronically and ditch paper. Fieldpoint’s HVAC field service software will reduce the administrative cost and time, eliminating missed opportunities because of lost paperwork and decrease time from work order completion to invoice from days to minutes.

Preventative Maintenance for Equipment Uptime

Building automation systems can be invaluable in maintenance diagnostics by significantly improving response time to maintenance issues via troubleshooting. Building systems are the heart of any facility. Without HVAC services, a building would be uninhabitable. That’s why an active preventive and predictive HVAC maintenance program isn’t an option; it’s a must. With Fieldpoint’s HVAC field service software, work orders are automatically created at specified intervals, to have the right technicians go out to the site and check equipment. This helps equipment up-time and reduces the number of breakdowns.


Subcontractor Management Software

Many companies are now turning to third parties or contractors to complete their service calls. Fieldpoint has a subcontractor management software that allows the freelancers to have the same level of functionality as their in-house technicians. We can help you manage quotations, work orders, pricing agreements, and automate the subcontractor assignment and dispatching of work orders.

Connected Field Service and Predictive Maintenance

The paradigm is shifting from a reactive/preventative model to a predictive maintenance model. Where equipment was serviced at fixed intervals, now machines and devices can notify us when they are operating outside of normal parameters or predict when failure is imminent, allowing us to pre-emptively provide service. Technicians visit sites and inspect equipment when it is needed. This model results in lower administrative and field resource cost, improved equipment uptime, and higher customer satisfaction. Now you can provide better levels of service at lower costs than your competitors.