Watching Hurricane Matthew’s Path - What It Means For HVAC Businesses

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    By Mary Brown


    Undoubtedly, when you watch the live storm tracker maps, and see yourself in Hurricane Matthew’s path on the coasts of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina, there are a lot of things that go through your mind. Your family. Your house. Do you evacuate? What do you take, what do you leave behind? And then you think of your job. Or, if you are the business owner—you think of your place of business, your employees, your equipment, your database. And if you’re not in the hurricane’s path? Put yourself in that frame of mind—a disaster could happen to anyone at anytime. There is no such thing as immunity.

    Suddenly, what it means to potentially lose it all starts to hit you hard.

    One hopes that you have some sort of emergency planning in place for your business. If you don’t have a disaster plan for your business? Create one. Not sure what your company protocol is? Time to review and update it.

    Now something that is very helpful for HVAC business owners is if you have moved from a paper-based system to a cloud-based system. With your database in the cloud, you have access to that information no matter where you are. You can continue to stay in contact with your customers. Your data is arguably one of your biggest assets. Having that asset “storm-proof” takes a huge weight of your mind - leaving you free to look after other important details.

    And if you aren’t impacted by the current storm? Consider finding a way to help those who may be. You never know when you might find yourself in the same boat.

    We hope that all of you stay safe. If you’re a current Coolfront Mobile customer, then you know your data is safe in the cloud. If you aren’t a Coolfront Mobile customer and aren’t on a cloud-based system, consider reaching out to us via phone, email or a website chat session.