Starting a business requires hard work, effort, and money. Suppose you have money and information about the HVAC industry, but what specific business do you want to start?
Here is a list of 13 ideas to start your new HVAC business. However, this article will lean towards the commercial/ industrial rather than the residential side of the HVAC, so think wisely.
You cannot start an HVAC business without providing some essential services that others offer. This includes installation, repair, replacement, maintenance, etc. These services are provided even on the residential side; you would think the work would be the same, except for one teeny-tiny fact: commercial/ industrial HVACs are a lot different from residential ones. To deal with the former, the technician has to specialize in the brand they are dealing with.
Commercial HVAC Services
Commercial HVAC services include many jobs that you would get on the residential side. We also mentioned earlier that to deal with commercial HVAC, you would need to know the brand to work with it. But there are additional ones like preventive maintenance programs, fabrication, cleaning lifts, etc. In other words, the sort of jobs that the residential side doesn’t provide.
Industrial HVAC Services
It’s the same as the previous one, except, in industrial HVAC services, you deal with the industrial side.
Boiler service is one of the most important jobs in the HVAC industry. Not only is it crucial from the safety point of view, but it is also a legal requirement. Boiler service makes sure that your boiler is working correctly and is getting all the care it needs; it also prolongs the life of the device by a lot. Moreover, most companies would not allow you to avail the manufacturer warranty or insurance on a damaged boiler if it is not adequately cared for. This makes boiler service more important than ever.
Technically, this service should belong in the first category, but we can tell you why this job requires much more care than others. Boilers prove to be hazardous devices when mishandled or damaged. Not only is there a chance of them exploding and causing harm to property and life, but they also produce dangerous gasses as a byproduct. Carbon dioxide gas is a tasteless and odorless but lethal gas.
Each year, more than 4000 people end up in hospital just because of this gas. Suppose the boiler is not repaired correctly; the chance of property damage and harm to life increases every day. Also, commercial/ industrial boilers are a lot bigger than residential ones, so they require specialists to look them over. If you choose to provide the boiler repair service, you must take all the necessary precautions when hiring employees.
Chillers are industrial-level machines that are built on precision. As such, you would need to have knowledge related to the device for chiller repair. In other words, you need to be a specialist to deal with chiller repair. However, our advice would be to pair this service with another one, say, a chiller rental.
Supplying HVAC Parts
Commercial and industrial HVAC parts are not strictly available in the residential market. Customers have to jump a lot of hoops before getting what they want, as these are more expensive. Things become more complicated if they live in an area where the supply of such parts is scarce. In such cases, they mostly end up ordering the HVAC parts online. You can either open a store in a local area or start an online business providing customers from different places with the commercial/ industrial parts they need.
A Product Specific Store
You can also open a store dedicated to one specific thing from HVAC. For instance, air conditioners, mobile cooling, heaters, boilers, and assorted spare parts. This is just like the previous idea, except that your store only sells one thing now. One piece of advice, though; if you choose this option, pick the store’s location wisely. Ensure that it is in a market catering to HVAC, or at least close to it.
HVAC Equipment Rental
HVAC equipment is not exactly affordable, especially at commercial and industrial levels. Most people like to forego essential equipment and work their way around it, but that does not guarantee success. If you start an HVAC equipment rental business, you will be able to earn a hefty amount of profit. This is a situation where you are just lending out your property to someone else and profiting from it. Be sure to hash out all the details beforehand.
The following equipment is provided in this service.
- air conditioner
- heat pumps
- portable generator
- electrical generators to provide backup power in power outages.
- aerial work platforms
- lift trucks
- boom lift
- climate control equipment (to be specific, ACs, boilers, heat pumps, heaters, dehumidifiers, etc.)
Air Conditioning Rental
Air conditioning rental deserves to be its own business. After all, there is a large market that demands this product. This is because air conditioners have never been cheap. And when you are talking about such devices on a commercial or industrial level, customers have to pay through their nose. Or they can, you know, get it on rent. It is a profitable business that will go on for years. But again, hash out the details in the beginning.
Chillers are heavy-duty machines whose price increases with their performance. The higher the efficiency, the higher the cost. As such, not many people are willing to buy it. Also, it is not necessary for every commercial or industrial HVAC system; hence people can function without it most of the time. But not always, which is why opening chiller rentals can be another profitable business.
Commercial Sewer Cleaning
At the commercial and industrial level, sewer cleaning is not a DIY job, so many owners opt for commercial sewer cleaning. Sure, it is not your dream job, but at this level, sewer cleaning requires a lot of effort, so you would be able to earn enough.
Provide Air Quality Solutions
Many businesses have made it their priority to improve their property’s indoor air quality. It is a simple enough business that dies not requires much effort. We suggest researching needlepoint bipolar ionization because this air purifier has proven to be much better than its counterparts due to its unique working principle and numerous benefits.