The Importance of HVAC Training

The Importance of HVAC Training

Understanding your environment and your customers boils down to understanding new tools, products, services, techniques, and more to ensure the best services possible.

The old adage tells us that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. Lucky for us, that saying doesn’t apply. The best way to develop and benefit your HVAC business is to learn new things continuously.

Understanding your environment and your customers boils down to understanding new tools, products, services, techniques, and more to ensure the best services possible. But making time to stay informed and trained can be difficult and is often pushed to the back burner.

By prioritizing training and learning in your company, you can stay a step ahead of your customer’s pain and opportunity points — and the competition. Here are some of the main areas where training can benefit you and your company in 2017:

1.    Enhancing business skills. If the management of your company understands the latest information and events affecting the industry, they can lead more efficiently and effectively. Leaders who fail to keep an eye and ear out for trends and industry-defining news end up without a business to lead. Make business training a top priority this year for your company.

2.     Investing in technical training. When it comes down to the nuts and bolts of the company, your technicians need to know how to properly install and fix a range of products to keep the lights on. Their training is important — I mean, you wouldn’t want your dentist giving you a colonoscopy. From ducts and electrical to A/C and heating, keeping your technicians trained in the latest technology, techniques, and products is a necessity.

3.     Mastering the science of selling. Sales is an art and a science, and it requires practice and training to become a master. From developing professionalism in the customer's home to understanding how to sell to different ages and genders, training puts new ideas and techniques in the hands of your most capable salespeople. Armed with the proper information, your sales team can build relationships with customers that lead to a loyal partnership.

From the young pups to the old dogs of the company, training is imperative. Sign up for an HVAC Learning Solutions course to make sure your business is prepared for success this year.

Mike Moore offers HVAC advice for managers, technicians, and sales teams daily on FacebookTwitter, and the LennoxPROS blog. Follow Mike and stay in the know.

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