5 Apps Your HVAC Technician Needs

In the past 10 years or so, we have become increasingly more dependent on our modern technology. This is particularly true for smartphones. Quickly to follow the smartphone was the app, a self-contained piece of software or program designed to fulfill a particular purpose within the phone or other electronic device.

More and more businesses have begun to rely on the new technology in order to help their business thrive. Specifically, contractors are now considering spending less time teaching employees about their products and more time showing them where they can find the answers they need. Here, we look at the top 5 apps your HVAC technician needs to do his or her job to the best of their ability:

HVAC Buddy Load Calc

This app helps both salespeople and technicians in the field ensure a more accurate sizing of equipment. Available for both Apple and Android, the app also helps to generate project reports.

HVAC Duct Sizer

This popular app performs simple duct sizing. It works by minimum and maximum friction loss and airflow values and then communicating a range of duct sizes to the technician.

Genteq Energy Savings Calculator

This comparison tool shows annual energy use and cost of a vast array of heating and cooling systems. The app will also show you how quickly a new system will be able to pay for itself in regards to lower energy costs.

WRMobile

This app provides field access to product replacement information. In addition, it provides access to product wiring diagrams and installation and operating instructions.

SlideShark

Our last app is only available for the iPad. It allows you to display PowerPoint presentations with animations, fonts, colors and high-definition graphics. This is a great tool for in-home sales calls.

The use of technology is both a time and money-saver for HVAC technicians and sales professionals.

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