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How does your seasonal HVAC spend line up with the national trend?

12/18/2015

Nationwide, HVAC repair and replacement jobs tends to swell in the summer, and then again to a much lesser extent in the winter. HVAC seasonality is primarily attributed to the following:

  • Increased usage of cooling equipment during the summer results in a higher incidence of failure.
  • New housing starts will slow down during the winter months in states where ground freezes hinder construction.
  • Single family home rental turnovers are highest during the summer resulting in more scheduled clean and checks.

This graph represents a blended national average of HVAC maintenance activity, but it's no surprise that the average monthly temperature in a region correlates with HVAC activity.

Motili completes complimentary audits to develop customized spend profiles based on historic regional activity, so you can more confidently forecast a spend profile depending on your region's temperature profile and global weather events. Consider the impact of last year's polar vortex on furnace activity, or the current El Niño and its warm winter in the Northeast causing an extended decline in fall activity.

You can plan ahead to take advantage of the slower months to perform routine tune-ups to avoid any unexpected repairs, but if work must be completed during the peak seasons of your region, anticipate delays:

  • Longer lead times for in-demand equipment that may be out of stock
  • Slow response times on bids and job completions from HVAC contractors with heavy workloads

To help deal with some of these uncertainties, Motili leverages factory-direct relationships with equipment manufacturers and access to an exclusive network of skilled HVAC contractors. Additionally, Motili offers real-time reporting to help manage your performance, and ultimately your bottom line.


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