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COVID-19 Changes How Contractors Conduct Business in the Present and Future

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COVID-19 has placed an important spotlight on indoor air quality and established HVAC businesses as an essential group to help combat the transmission of the coronavirus. Due to current social distancing and quarantining guidelines, many HVAC businesses across the country have been forced to rethink the way they conduct business and to do so with as little social contact as possible. Despite the benefits of a Healthy Air system, a 3-part strategy that reduces customers chances of contracting and transmitting airborne viruses in their home,  many around the country are hesitant to let strangers in to their homes.

 

 

HVAC businesses need to find a way to communicate to consumers about the precautions they are taking while also touting the benefits of installing a Healthy Air System. You can assure customers through emails, newsletters or other marketing materials about the safety precautions your company is taking to limit exposure. Some companies are taking the temperatures of their employees while others are outfitting their employees with face masks, gloves, trash bags, and disinfectants. Whether the former is your company’s policy or if you’re still working through your company’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, you’ll want to craft a response that will make homeowners feel safe and respected.

 

 

You want to make sure that the message is transparent, clear, but is open to questions and concerns from homeowners due to circumstances such as someone in the home who may be immunocompromised. You can share these updated policies on social media or through targeted emails and newsletters.

 

 

It’s best to include pictures or videos so customers know what to expect when someone shows up at their door. To best do that, your company will need to stay informed about COVID-19, particularly with how a Healthy Air System will work in the prevention of airborne viruses including COVID-19.

 

 

There is currently not a vaccine for COVID-19, but there have been multiple reports from both healthcare and university researchers about the important role humidity control plays in the reduction of airborne viruses. Our Engineering Fellow John Bloemer said that humidity control along with air filtration and fresh air ventilation provide the best defense against the transmission of airborne viruses.

These three work together to create a Healthy Air System for effective virus protection.

 

 

One company is getting creative in delivering products to customers. They are waving all delivery fees for purchased air filters. They will drop-off the air filter with the customer and the customer will have a new air filter without an installer entering their home. There are plenty of creative measures you can find to provide service to customers in your area.

 

 

Your entire marketing campaign does not have to be about equipment and statistics. Just like you’re focusing on finding the best way to conduct business, now is also a great time to focus on your company’s marketing. While your company may provide the best products to effectively eliminate airborne viruses like COVID-19, you can also communicate your company’s efforts in the community, your customer service, or reputation. People may not be able to purchase a Healthy Air system right now, but may do so in the future so you’ll want to establish a level of trust and confidence now.

 

 

No one knows when this pandemic will end or the ramifications it will have on consumer behavior moving forward. Your company will continue to be an essential business in combating airborne viruses, but the way you conduct and operate may not be business as usual. It’s expected that these policies will likely remain in place for the next several months and may become the new normal.

 

 

Despite these challenges, indoor air quality is an emerging market as more homeowners are made aware of the role HVAC systems play in creating a healthier indoor environment for both the present and the future.

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Healthy Air In The News

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Healthy Air in the News is a collection of articles that we’ve put together for you to share with your co-workers and others in the business of IAQ. Help educate others about what we are all doing to create Healthy Air!

 

ACHR News – Manufacturers Look at Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality While Controlling Costs

https://www.achrnews.com/articles/144847-manufacturers-look-at-ways-to-improve-indoor-air-quality-while-controlling-costs

The COVID-19 pandemic has made us all take a closer look at the air quality inside the spaces where we work and play. This brings new challenges for building owners and operators who have traditionally made energy efficiency the priority and focused on protecting equipment versus people. This ACHR News article discusses how IAQ strategies can sometimes directly conflict with the energy efficiency within HVAC system management. We also learn about the pros and cons of ventilation and air filtration, along with why this new focus on indoor air quality won’t be going away anytime soon.

 

ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers) – ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force Releases Updated Airborne Transmission Guidance

https://www.ashrae.org/about/news/2021/ashrae-epidemic-task-force-releases-updated-airborne-transmission-guidance

This new statement from the ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force, released in April 2021, supports the position that modifications to HVAC systems are important in reducing airborne exposure to SARS-CoV-2. The press release specifically mentions air filtration and ventilation as important strategies for reducing the spread of COVID-19 during the pandemic. The task force was formed in March 2020 to provide guidance for controlling the airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 within HVAC systems. Use this statement to support all your efforts in promoting IAQ!

 

Kaiser Health News – As Schools Spend Millions on Air Purifiers, Experts Warn of Overblown Claims and Harm to Children

https://khn.org/news/article/as-schools-spend-millions-on-air-purifiers-experts-warn-of-overblown-claims-and-harm-to-children/

As students return to the classroom, schools have been under extreme pressure to ensure that the air inside their buildings is clean and virus-free. This article examines some of the dangers that can arise when IAQ solutions aren’t properly vetted out due to a rush for quick, less expensive fixes. These include devices that produce harmful amounts of ozone, use ineffective technology or those that aren’t able to purify spaces adequately. Turns out those tried and true strategies like ventilation, MERV 13 filters, and HEPA filters may be the most effective options after all.

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Why You Should Become an AprilAire Healthy Air Partner

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Healthy Air Partners at AprilAire enjoy more than just our IAQ products. They grow their businesses strong from having access to sales and technical training, business-building marketing programs, in-home selling tools, and much more. We are continuously developing and expanding these resources and programs because we can only be successful when our partners experience success. Here are some of the key benefits of becoming a Healthy Air Partner:

 

Training and Tools

Stay educated and competitive by taking advantage of our comprehensive offering of training resources. We offer sales and technical training videos for every product line that you can view and download directly from our site. In addition, sign up for upcoming live webinars and view recent recordings that focus on product technology, seasonal campaigns, social media marketing, and more. Our Partner Selling Tips section contains everything you need to sell, install and service AprilAire products. We also offer brochures, quote forms, postcards, and more to support consumer education and in-home selling.

 

Literature Ordering –

Speaking of selling in the home, use the Partner Toolbox to order and customize AprilAire sales and marketing tools, showroom displays, etc. with your own logo and contact information for FREE! Let us do the work for you when creating postcards, flyers, sell sheets, and more. Access the site from your Partner dashboard or click the ‘Order’ button when exploring Consumer Selling Tools or Partner Selling Tips pages on AprilAire Partners.

 

Product Imprinting –

Have your logo, contact information, and/or unique call-to-action printed directly on the AprilAire thermostats and air cleaners you sell. We offer several layout options for imprinted air cleaners. These are great sales tools to present to customers in the home, at home shows, and in your showroom.

 

Healthy Home App Access –

Our Healthy Home app is a must-have if you’re interested in selling and servicing IAQ solutions in the home. You can access technical manuals, in-home sales tools, homeowner presentations, and more. Enjoy the ease of being able to both view and share these resources directly from your mobile device. When you join as an AprilAire Healthy Air Partner, you are automatically signed up for the app and will receive your login information in 1-2 days. Available in the Apple, Google, and Microsoft app stores (you can download it on every PC in your office, too!)

 

Product Campaign Content –

Our seasonal and year-round product campaigns are another great way you can grow your business. We offer social media marketing and sales tools, e-mail content, advertisements, and more that focus on specific aspects of indoor air quality that are perfect for selling the right solution at the right time of year.

 

Syndicated Pages –

Syndicated pages are a great opportunity to market the AprilAire products you sell without having to worry about creating and managing web page content. You can embed a pre-built AprilAire web page directly onto your site by simply copying and pasting the code that we provide. Use one of our pre-built pages or create and customize your own*. It’s such an easy way to educate your customers about AprilAire products, and the best part is that we keep the content up-to-date and fresh just for you!

 

These are just the benefits you receive when you become an AprilAire Healthy Air Partner. We also offer higher levels of membership in our partner program depending on whether you meet certain sales and training requirements. These levels come with additional benefits such as co-op advertising dollars, dealer locator access, and more. Contact your district sales manager today to find out how to become a Healthy Air Pro or Healthy Air Pro Preferred!

 

So, as you can see, there are many perks to be had when you sign up to become a Healthy Air Partner! What’s more, you can keep track of everything you are doing from your Partner Activity Dashboard. View your literature ordering and product imprinting history, training activity, program participation, and more from one central location. Join today and let us support your business!

 

*Access to customizable syndicated pages may be based on Partner level.

 

 

 

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AprilAire e-Series Dehumidifiers

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As Healthy Air experts, you know that humidity control is essential for protecting health and homes. Excess moisture can lead to mold, pest infestation, and warping of woodwork/trim. Controlling the relative humidity in a home can also reduce the spread of bacteria and viruses, the symptoms of asthma, and other respiratory conditions   ̶   all while increasing comfort. In addition to added health and comfort, decreasing the moisture level in a home helps the air conditioning to run more efficiently, thus saving homeowners on energy costs.

 

At AprilAire, delivering Healthy Air is our mission, and humidity control is a fundamental component of healthy air. In our ongoing efforts to produce the best Healthy Air Solutions for contractors, we present our e-series line of dehumidifiers. e-series dehumidifiers feature increased energy efficiency and moisture removal capacity while maintaining our gold-standard ease of installation and a wide variety of install applications.

 

Models E080, E100, and E130 are all recognized as ENERGY STAR Most Efficient® for 2021 – the first whole-home dehumidifiers to receive this certification – delivering 23% annual energy savings above conventional products. Removing more moisture with less energy means greater performance and healthier air for homeowners.

 

Models E080, E100, and E100C feature greater moisture removal capacity than their previous iterations (models 1830, 1850, and 1852). Model E080 now removes 80 pints of moisture from the air per day, and Models E100 and E100C now remove 100 pints per day. e-series dehumidifier capacities range from 70 to 130 pints per day, overall, which allows you to select the right size dehumidifier for the job.

 

As always, AprilAire e-series dehumidifiers are easy to install right out of the box. They include easy-to-access wiring connections and a digital interface that makes set-up quick and painless. Our wide range of models includes options with leveling feet, casters, or hardwired powering options. Duct collars are included for flexibility with different applications. We didn’t make any changes to our current installation methods – so if you are familiar with installing 1800 series models, then installing e-series dehumidifiers will be a breeze!

 

Contact your local AprilAire distributor to order e-series dehumidifiers. Need help locating your AprilAire distributor? Visit our Distributor Locator for help.