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Monday, September 10, 2012

Spartan Heat & Air Ocala Gainesville AC Repair

Spartan Heat & Air of Ocala has partnered with FindLocalProfessionals.com.  Spartan Heat & Air is based out of Ocala, Florida and has been in business since 2004.  Spartan Air is family owned and has grown to the size they are today because of family, old-fashioned values and loyalty to their customer base.  We welcome Spartan Heat & Air to the team.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Restaurants in Tampa

There is a new site that categorizes the best places to eat in Tampa.  They are still in the final reviewing process and will be underway soon.  Be sure to check them out.

Thursday, August 30, 2012


FindLocalProfessionals.com is an SEO & Web Design that specializes in helping small business be found online and increase lead generation through prominent web presence.  They have affordable products and serve a variety of business niches.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Tampa Air Conditioning Repair

Melo Air Conditioning has been servicing the Tampa area markets for the past 9 years.  They have affordable rates, great customer service and are highly dependable.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Affordable Contractor Web Pages

This webpage design company offers incredibly priced products for qualified contractors.  Their design team will help you every step up the way and offer suggestions and recommendations depending on the needs of your firm.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

March 15 2012 Code Enforcement Update

March 15 2012 Code Enforcement Update

At Energy Load Calc we have been closely monitoring the state’s progress in the daunting task of enforcing new energy and building codes.  The EnergyGauge calculations for residential new construction appear to be closely monitored across the state and are being enforced to the full description of the code.  The same cannot be said for the sizing calculations required for residential replacement.  It has not been uniform and it may not be for some time.  While most municipalities seem to accept a single page summary sheet that includes the Manual S (bottom right corner for Wrightsoft), we have seen some counties take a different approach:

Marion County:  Reported that they no longer accept the Rheem Design star and in addition to the summary sheet need the manual S compliance report which details the manufacturer’s actual performance data.

Broward County: Reported that they no longer accept Rheem Design star

Lee County: Reported required manual S compliance report with actual manufacturer’s performance ratings

Sumter: Contradicting reports of required room by room calculations, Rheem design star, required drawings.  We believe to be caused by two different permitting offices

We have seen all municipalities require the manual D including the drawings when replacing the duct work on an existing install.

If anyone has reports that contradict these or has additional information they would like to submit, please let us know via comment

This material written by Energy Load Calc

Saturday, July 28, 2012

One good marketing method for HVAC contractors

As I am researching various cities for air conditioning contractors across the United States, I am seeing over and over a strong opportunity that is rarely fully taken advantage of and often is missed completely.  The interesting thing is many of these contractors have completed the difficult “part 1” of this marketing campaign.  I am talking about customer surveys or reviews.  The most appropriate place to then post these reviews is on Google.  It is not difficult to see that when doing Google searches, Google places/maps pages are ranked at the top.  They also have clickable links to your reviews.  The larger the city, the more Google places pages will be displayed.  Organic search engine results can be completely drowned out of the first page.  This is important because many people still do not understand completely how Google works.  I come across many that aren’t aware they are clicking on a “pay per click” add on the top banner.  With as much as hurry as people are in today combined with how well Google searches, people don’t usually get to page 2.  If a consumer sees “many” reviews in comparison to the competition and they are mostly positive, their search may very well end there.

Reviews can be obtained a number of ways; you will need to determine what works best for your company.    A couple of methods that could be easily installed are below:

1. Ask the customer to fill out a review as the installation is completed and check lists are signed.  Obtain signed permission to post review on-line

2. Send a follow up email with a link and instructions on how to write a Google review

In either case, something should be offered to the homeowner.  This could be a discount on future maintenance agreement, discount on work performed, $5 Visa gift cards, etc.

This material written by Energy Load Calc