Several years ago, who would of thought that you could go on your computer and download load calculation software along with a Beatles album? By downloading iTunes from Apple, you can browse the latest music, movies and applications for the HVAC and sheet metal trade.
The applications include everything from HVAC
standards, to calculations for duct and pipe sizing. All you have to do is
download the applications to your computer, then transfer them over to your
iPhone or iPad. HVAC organizations such as the ACCA and ASHRAE have introduced
digital technologies in the iTunes store. For example, the Air Conditioning
Contractors of America is offering a mobile version of its DuctWheel.
Contractors no longer have to carry their DuctWheel with them when its
available right on their phone.
Software companies are also
getting in the game. Quote Software Inc.’s QuoteExpress, which allows
contractors to track project changes and labor hours, can also be downloaded on
an Apple phone or tablet.
It’s great to see that the HVAC
industry is joining the digital download game. There are those who say the
industry gets behind the times, refusing to go along with change. But this is
proof that HVAC associations and manufacturers are seeing the importance of
Has your company started using the iPad
in its operations? Let us know if you are using smart phones and tablet
technology in the field. We’d love to know that you are using your iPad and iPhone
for more than just purchasing the latest hit songs.
HVAC hits the iTunes store
James J Siegel is the associate editor of SNIPS magazine. He has been with the magazine for eight years and is based in San Francisco.