Monday, September 22, 2014

A Bright Quarter Ahead for the HVAC Sector  


A Modern Distribution Management/Baird Distribution survey recently showed the HVAC industry as one of the expected sales leaders for the fourth quarter.

While the first half of 2014 growth was less than expected due to unfavorable weather, sales forecasts for the remainder of the year remain optimistic. HVAC companies predict an average annual growth of 4.8% in the fourth quarter. In comparison, of the almost 20 distribution industries represented, only two predicted a higher percentage: plumbing and mechanical/power transmission. Just below the HVAC sector in predicted sales were the cutting tools and safety products industries.

The hopeful outlook comes just a few months before The Department of Energy’s new efficiency ratings increase. These changes, outlined in a recent blog, will save homeowners an estimated 5% annually on utility bills, but may come at a higher cost to customers. Of the distributors surveyed by Modern Distribution Management, 63% cited this type of government regulation as a limiting factor for company growth.

Despite the transition period, however, almost 80% of distributors across the board expect to maintain or increase their inventories in the third quarter. 

Overall, it’s a good time to be in the HVAC industry and we look forward to continuing to serve our dealers. Cheers to a great fourth quarter!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Welcome Daniel Woodard, Comfort Supply’s Newest Addition  


We are thrilled to introduce our newest team member, Daniel Woodard.

Daniel will join the Murfreesboro location as lead counter salesman. He will oversee the daily operations at the front counter and tend to the needs of customers. He previously worked for C.C. Dickson Company in heating and air conditioning sales.

In addition to his sales experience, Daniel brings extensive knowledge of HVAC systems to our team. He holds several industry certifications, including one from the Environmental Protection Agency.

A native of Murfreesboro, Daniel knows the local market and will be a great addition to our sales team. His impressive sales background and knowledge of the HVAC industry make him a great fit for the lead counter sales position.

If you haven’t already, stop in and see Daniel at the Murfreesboro location today!

Friday, September 12, 2014

It’s a Win-Win: Increase Your HVAC Sales and Save Your Customers Money  


With the return of college football and cooler weather comes the return of the fall Ruud Instant Rebate at Comfort Supply. Now through November 14, 2014, homeowners can take advantage of up to $1,200 in savings on qualifying Ruud products.

This rebate, applied at the time of purchase, offers instant savings for customers and a reimbursement for you. At the point of sale, you’ll simply subtract the applicable rebate from your customer’s purchase total, then file for a reimbursement of 50% of the total rebate amount.

Contact your local Comfort Supply sales rep for a list of qualifying products.

To participate in or learn more about Ruud’s CashBack program, call us at (615) 244-0920. Dealers must register with us at Comfort Supply to be eligible for savings.