Distribution Insights are blogs written by experts in their area of expertise. Our goal is to provide these insights to help distributors and others in the HVACR industry run their business more effectively and profitably.
It’s no secret ecommerce is changing the way we all do business, and distributors are no exception. The new digital economy has created B2B and B2C convergence that puts tremendous pressure on distributors to either find new ways to offset increasing costs or reinvent themselves in some way. Simply put — buyers’ behaviors are changing and distributors need to adapt quickly to fulfil these new needs.
There are over 5.6 million commercial buildings in the U.S., comprising 87 billion square feet of floor space. Air moving, heating, and cooling systems account for the largest amount of electricity used in these buildings. The industry has made intensive efforts to improve the efficiency and productivity of motors and driven equipment. However, the belt drive connecting these components is critical to achieving maximum efficiencies. Two simple solutions for improved HVAC system performance are the use of energy efficient belts and proper drive installation.
It’s not too late, either. I’m exhorting anyone reading this blog to take a deep breath and then ask yourself this question: Why didn’t I sign up for the HARDI annual conference? (If you did, you can stop reading now and go to your favorite sports or news station.)
Wholesale distributors are increasingly involved with selling indoor air purification products. Beyond good HEPA filtration, which continues to be a recommended practice, indoor air purifiers solve a number of health-related and comfort issues faced at home and work.
I’m not sure anyone knows conclusively, but I am convinced that you can explain what most of us believe are the characteristics of leadership and then try to infuse those elements into your personal improvement efforts.
I recently had the opportunity to present “PR University: Building Your Business with Public Relations” to the HARDI Sales and Marketing Conference in San Diego. I was impressed with the audience’s interest, engagement and enthusiasm for the topic. And there’s a good reason for that. Because your industry, like others, is changing in significant ways, and PR can significantly help grow and protect your business.