A Look Back at the Past Year

It’s the end of another year. It seems like just yesterday we were wrapping up 2015, but now it’s time to take a look back at 2016 and review the important topics that we shared with you over the past year.

As a leading supplier in the HVAC industry, we continually monitor the progress within our field. The demand for HVAC is steady throughout the year and throughout the nation. From heating to air conditioning, the HVAC industry is responsible for providing comfortable interior spaces. Reports at the beginning of the year had expected the market to grow as construction and building expanded. Optimism in the industry was, and still is, high as we head into 2017.

An area we frequent is HVAC maintenance. For optimal functioning of heating and cooling systems maintaining them properly is extremely important. The off-season is the ideal time to give systems a thorough once-over. This past spring we provided tips on how to maintain heating systems. These preventative maintenance guidelines ensured that your heating systems are in tip-top shape for the cold weather we have now.

In April we touched on the importance of Earth Day and energy efficiency. For over 40 years the EPA has been working to protect the environment and people. Programs such as ENERGY STAR® offer guidelines for products with reduced energy use that are more eco-friendly. The newest HVAC equipment uses much less energy than in the past without sacrificing comfort. Energy efficiency is a smart choice for reducing energy bills and the fuel needed to maintain a comfortable environment.

We finished out the year by attending two of the industry’s leading trade shows–Service World Expo and Comfortech. Both shows offered us the opportunity to meet with professional service contractors and explore the latest technologies. We enjoyed networking at the events and exchanging new ideas and perspectives with other industry leaders.

We’d like to thank all of you for a successful 2016 and are looking forward to serving you throughout 2017. From all of us at Alan Manufacturing, we wish you a happy and healthy holiday season!

Should you encounter any HVAC issues throughout the winter or holiday season, keep an eye on our Twitter and LinkedIn for your needed HVAC support and tips!

Staying Ahead of the Competition by Participating in Premier Trade Shows of Our Niche

Here at Alan Manufacturing we are continuing our tradition of commitment to excellence by attending the Service World Expo and Comfortech.

Although it is sometimes thought that conventional tradeshows and seminars are tedious and often rehash the same material, these two fall events that we will be presenting at are very different. Service World Expo and Comfortech offer unique advantages to their networks.

How Comfortech & the Service World Expo Will Provide a Competitive Edge to Alan Manufacturing:

Comfortech held over the 19th to 22nd of September, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, is labelled a contractors delight. It is learning intensive and features some of the most experienced individuals from the service contracting arena. Covering topics like connected homes, green technology, the economics of effective contracting and marketing strategies, its two key note speeches and six session tracks will contribute significantly to Alan Manufacturing’s 2017 goals and long term vision.

Organized by Service Nation Inc. in partnership with The ACHR News, Plumbing & Mechanical Magazine, and Reeves Journal, the Service World Expo will stretch over 26th and 27th of October. Boasting a novel format that focuses on fostering relationships between distributors and manufacturers, the event will turn the concept of a trade show on its head. Most seminars and conventions lose out the opportunity to capitalize on targeted leads who take the trouble to show up and declare their interest in the niche because the protocol dictating distributor (attendee) and manufacturer (exhibitor) interactions is restrictive.  However, the Service World Expo breaks barriers by allowing all participants and attendees to dine together, attend brainstorming sessions, exchange new ideas and perspectives and learn about new technological advancements. Educational content around team building is also disseminated. It is mingling that forges bonds of trust, helping both parties secure reliable partners to succeed with.

Alan Manufacturing Inc. hopes to emerge better connected and primed from its participation so that it can serve its varied clientele of residential, commercial and industrial HVAC dealers and distributors with even greater competence.

If you would like to learn more about Alan Manufacturing Inc. dampers, controllers and sensors, please contact us for a free quote.

2013 Comfortech Trade Show Recap

The 2013 Comfortech trade show in Philadelphia, PA. took place from September 18th to the 20th.  This event brought together employees from HVACR, hydronics, and plumbing firms so they could present and view the latest products in the industry. Over 150 companies were be represented at this year’s show. Comfortech offers seminars covering aspects of both technology and business, plus those who attended the conference were able to get information on the latest industry trends. On top of all that, the trade show is an invaluable opportunity for networking.

That networking opportunity is one of the aspects Alan Manufacturing really values during these shows. We do our best to engineer products the way we think our customers want them, but we rarely get the opportunity to discuss our products with those customers face to face. We really appreciate hearing feedback from people who are using our parts and systems out in the real world. Positive feedback lets us know what we’re doing right, and negative feedback tells us what we could improve. Using everything we hear from the people we meet at trade shows, we’re able to build much better products in the future.

Although it’s one of the smaller shows we attend, we’ve always had great experiences at the Comfortech events and hope to continue doing so.