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Apps that HVAC Technicians Need

HVAC technicians and managers need access to quick and accurate information. Your mobile phone is your best companion! However, you need to make sure you have the right apps to help answer and solve problems that arise on the job.   

Mobile technology continues to improve at the speed of light and there’s an app for almost everything out there. To help make this easier for you, we’ve compiled a list of the best HVAC apps technicians need.   

These apps will help you with:

  • Tools to use on the job
  • Marketing and productivity
  • Storage for your business

HVAC Technicians Apps to Use on The Job

1. HVAC Check & Charge (Free) | Google Play / App Store

The HVAC Check & Charge mobile app provides an on-site refrigerant charge calculator for air conditioning applications. The app allows contractors to easily calculate the correct system refrigerant charge for R-22, R-410A, R-32, R-407C, R-134a, R-452B, R-454B, R-438A, and more. 

Plus, contractors can choose Subcooling, Superheat, or Airflow, and enter the specified system temperatures along with the latent environmental loads.  

2. Bluon HVAC (Free) | Google Play / App Store

Bluon HVAC is your go-to app for your HVAC equipment information. The app includes 17,000+ HVAC-R systems in North America, including details on R-22 replacements. Also, there are manuals for over 45,000 HVAC models. 

It contains a replacement toolbox, which gives access to subcool and superheat calculators, a nitrogen pressure test tool, an airflow calculator, a pressure set point tool, and a diagnostic wizard. 

There are in-app guides and videos that walk you through R-22 replacement. The app also includes best practice guides for standard HVAC procedures as well.

3. HVAC Buddy ($9.99) | App Store

HVAC Buddy aims to make your job easier with refrigerant charging and diagnostics. With the app, you can enter refrigerants, temps, and pressures, and get results based on Superheat, Subcooling, Airflow Target, Actual, and Difference metrics. 

More features include flexible units, such as psi, kPa, Fahrenheit, Celsius, etc., and system status reports.   

4. MeasureQuick HVAC (Free) | Google Play / App Store

MeasureQuick HVAC allows you to measure and diagnose system problems from the most minor to the most major. With cloud storage and retrieval, job information, equipment specs, or system information, data can be stored and viewed. 

While using this app, you can be sure that the HVAC inspection process has been completed accurately.   

5. HVAC School (Free) | Google Play / App Store

HVAC technicians may struggle to juggle a lot of technical information during day-to-day jobs. That’s where the HVAC School app comes in handy. 

With the app, you have access to articles written by industry professionals, episodes of the HVAC School podcast, and premier knowledge within the HVAC industry. When using this app, you’ll get crash courses in basic and more advanced industry topics. 

6. Ref Tools (Free) | Google Play / App Store

Ref Tools is an all in one HVACR app that includes a refrigerant slider among many other tools. Refrigerant slider is a fundamental tool for HVAC technicians that helps you calculate the pressure-to-temperature ratio for 80+ refrigerants, including natural refrigerants. 

This app provides you with information about each refrigerant and allows you to switch between IPCC AR4 and AR5 values. Also, the app includes a Low-GWP tool, which helps you find climate-friendly refrigerants for system retrofits with TXV compatibility.  

7. HyTools (Free) | Google Play / App Store

The HyTools app is a user-friendly tool that helps optimize HVAC systems. Techs can use it to optimize flow, valve setting and sizing, pressure drop, radiator power and more. 

It includes a hydronic calculator that allows techs to enter two values and it returns the third value. 

It also features pressure maintenance and vacuum degassing calculation and selection for heating, cooling and solar systems.

Apps to Use for Marketing and Productivity

8. Evernote (Free) | Google Play / App Store

You don’t only take notes for yourself. You also take them for your business during internal meetings or continuing education. 

Evernote can sync notes across multiple devices and allows for easy sharing between employees. Also, there are different features such as templates, document scanning, pdf and document search, and integrations that will help you to find and import information easier. 

9. Mailchimp  (Free) | Google Play / App Store

This app allows you to manage your email marketing and social media. The free app is used by over 12 million businesses and is easy to use without any prior experience. Great overall app to help you automate your marketing tasks and help your business grow.

FielEdge is integrated with Mailchimp. This allows you to automate your communications processes. Data flows from FieldEdge directly into the email platform. Create send lists and Mailchimp automated emails to increase leads and grow your business! 

Storage

10. Dropbox (Free) | Google Play / App Store

Backing up your files is critical for every business. In times of trouble, you should ensure that your important files and documents are safe and secure in cloud storage

Dropbox allows you to easily back up all important data for safekeeping. Spreadsheets, word documents, and images can all be stored on dropbox. Also, you can access these documents from any device.   

11. Google Drive (Free) | Google Play / App Store

Google Drive allows you to safely back up and access all your files from any device. Great collaboration app as you can  invite others to view, edit, or leave comments on any of your files or folders.

BONUS: Best HVAC Service App! 

FieldEdge’s app is a secret weapon that helps techs manage jobs and take customer service to the next level.

It also has a ton of features and integrations that make it your go-to HVAC app!

  • Customer Management: Review all work performed and what equipment a customer is using. Also use images to show homeowners what problems exist.
  • Service Agreements: A complete picture of when service agreements are due for renewal, billing and scheduling. Send reminders and invoices automatically.
  • Price Presentation: Price books help you sell additional equipment and services.
  • Quotes & Invoices: Reduce unpaid invoices and get paid faster.

See how FieldEdge can turbocharge your business! Book your FREE personalized demo today!

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HVAC Apps Make Your Life Easier!

You now have a list of important apps for the HVAC professional in a variety of categories. Download these apps on your phone or tablet today to maximize efficiencies!

In this post we covered: 

  • Tools to use on the job
  • Marketing and productivity
  • Storage for your business

Related: 8 of the Best HVAC Podcasts For Technicians in 2023

 

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