HVP Magazine – Editorial comment July / August 2021: Looking ahead




This is an edited version of the editor’s commentary for our July / August 2021 issue.

Looking ahead isn’t always a luxury that those working in the trade can afford, but it’s important to stop once in a while and take stock of where you’re going.

Many of our readers are either independent traders or run an SME, and it is certainly a challenge to juggle the balls involved in running a business, such as invoicing, finance, management, advertising and actually be on the tools. However, if you don’t give yourself the time to plan ahead, there is always the possibility that opportunities are missing you.

If you’re struggling to find the time in your day, it might be worth re-evaluating your business systems. Tommy Lee-Zmuda, Installer and Founder of Boiler Business, explains on p19 how to configure your business systems to ensure not only that your business is running smoothly, but also that you have enough free time to spend with your family and friends. friends, or at your leisure.

Finding the time for future planning will continue to be important for other reasons, including the big changes that are happening thanks to the government’s decarbonization agenda. With the plan to phase out natural gas over the next few years, many engineers will be wondering how to prepare for the future.

The idea of ​​finding the time to get to grips with entirely new systems and technologies is undoubtedly a headache for many, but these changes are coming and it’s critical to make sure that you and your business are in the right position. force when they arrive. If you are forced to back down, the danger is that your competitors will rush away without you.

As such (unless you are planning to retire in the next few years), you should be looking to familiarize yourself with some of these non-gas alternatives. We have a nice selection of features in this issue on heat pumps, hybrids, computer-controller infrared heating, etc., which we advise you to read in depth to better familiarize yourself with all the options.

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