How to Generate Consistent Leads for Your HVAC Business

Every business depends on new and returning customers to keep the lights on. While word of mouth might generate plenty of visits to your HVAC website, only quality content and a great marketing funnel can turn those leads into customers. Plus, even the most enthusiastic recommendations from your existing customers only reach a few people. When you want to expand your audience, it's important to have an HVAC website — and HVAC website design — that performs well on search engines and converts visitors.

In this article, we'll walk you through how to develop:

  • Effective Digital Marketing Strategy
  • Website Conversion Optimization
  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Implementation
  • Key Performance Indicator (KPI) Monitoring
  • Return on Ad Spend (ROAS) Analysis

That sounds like a lot. And it is. It’s why we recommend working with an HVAC website design company and ad agency to keep the marketing off your plate. That way, you can spend more time doing what makes your business successful — serving customers.

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Effective Digital Marketing Strategy

A localized and robust digital marketing strategy is how you turn great service and top marks from your existing customers into an engine that drives even more business. Everything starts with your website, and search engine optimization (SEO) is your priority. SEO entails creating content on your site that's relevant to your customers and to search engines. You want to focus on keyword phrases that your customers might use. SEO marketing has minimal ongoing costs and generates organic traffic, but only if you can rank high enough to hit the first page of search results. That means focusing on local traffic.

Targeted advertising is another great way to put your website front and center when someone is having trouble with their air conditioning or heating. Pay-per-click (PPC) advertising platforms like Google Ads and social media are a great way to target customers based on location, demographics, and interests. But you'll only be successful if your content quality matches your reach. Blog posts, videos, and infographics that solve problems or answer questions for your potential customers are critical steps in positioning your business as an authority in the HVAC industry to attract possible new customers.

While most of these are passive ways to bring in business and focus on new customers, it pays to keep in touch with your existing customer base. Did you know that existing customers spend more and are more likely to follow your recommendations? That's why email marketing should also make up a substantial part of any strategy. Sending out reminders to schedule seasonal maintenance or HVAC tips related to the season can be great ways to keep you top of mind the next time a customer needs service.

Website Conversion Optimization

Your website is one of the most efficient tools in your toolbox for turning leads into customers, but only if it has all the right ingredients. Make sure yours includes:

  • Clear Calls to Action (CTA): Place prominent CTAs throughout your website, encouraging visitors to contact you for services, request a quote, or schedule an appointment.
  • Lead Capture Forms: While you don't want one on every page, like with CTAs, you do want to include lead capture forms on pages where a visitor might download a maintenance guide or sign up for service notifications. When you're offering a service, include a lead capture form to increase engagement opportunities.

It's also important to make sure your website works for every potential customer. That means you need a user-friendly design that's optimized for mobile browsing.

Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Implementation

A CRM system is software you use to follow people on their journey from first contact to customer. It incorporates lead tracking and marketing integration, giving you insights into how a customer found your company, what actions led to more engagement, and their final interaction before scheduling service.

With the right CRM system, you can set up:

  • Automated follow-ups
  • Customer segmentation
  • Reporting

Monitoring Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

Tracking KPIs helps you assess performance. When you track KPIs for your techs, you note how long they take per call, customer satisfaction reports, repair failure rates and other metrics that can tell you how well your techs represent your company. You need the same kind of insight into performance when it comes to your marketing efforts. That means tracking:

  • Web traffic to your site
  • Conversion rates
  • Cost per lead (CPL)
  • Customer lifetime value (CLV)

This lets you know what marketing efforts are generating traffic, how well your efforts turn traffic into customers, and what it costs to get a new customer. Then, you'll compare that to the value each new customer brings to create profit improvements.

Analyzing Return on Ad Spend (ROAS)

ROAS measures how much you earn on every ad campaign compared to how much you spend. This means you need to use CRM systems and other attribute-tracking methods to determine which marketing efforts are generating which customers. Google and social media platforms provide analytics that show customer movement through the sales funnel. Next, you'll need to calculate your total marketing costs related to that ad campaign. It might include agency fees in addition to ad spend.

With your ROAS in hand, you can look at every campaign and determine which are performing well and which might need adjustment. Keep in mind that lifetime customer value can dramatically affect your return on investment, even if the initial ROAS looks low.

Have questions about how to keep leads flowing into your sales department?

At Rocket Media, we have more than 20 years of experience with web development designed to generate high-quality leads for HVAC companies. Get a free consultation and no-contract service, so if you don't see the benefits you can cancel any time.

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