Air Conditioning Mobile Apps and Forms for #iPhone and #iPad

Mobile apps and cloud based software for the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration engineer.
Specifically designed for the ACR and HVAC market. The RedPoint F-Gas Platform is a powerful but simple and cost-effective tool that helps you manage all your customers’ Air Conditioning and Refrigeration servicing needs using your iPhone® or iPad®.

Using its simple yet powerful interface you can produce Air Conditioning routine service, commissioning and F Gas certificates that can be stored, searched, E-mailed or printed.



The unique and beautiful interface of the RedPoint mobile Air Conditioning service app offers a simple and easy to use experience and offers full “off line” and “on line” capability so no need to worry about “no-signal” areas.


Creating PDF F Gas certificate using RedPoint F Gas

Creating professional PDF F Gas certificates with RedPoint F Gas is very simple thanks to it’s streamlined design and powerful features.

After logging on, choose new location and add location details.

Then add assets to your new location using either the RedPoint back office or capture assets on site using your mobile device.



Next choose “new test” and schedule a new visit to the location, choosing the scheduled visit date and the engineers to attend.


That completes the setup and scheduling of the service visit information required.  Now the assigned engineer can use their mobile device to carry out the required service work.

Loading the app on their iPad below the engineers is presented with the jobs on his job roster.

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After selecting the location and asset the engineer completes the intuitive service forms and enters the information gathered during the service visit including any additions or recovery of F Gas from the asset.

Finally the engineer save and synchronises the worksheet with the RedPoint F Gas platform by clicking the sync button.

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Once completed the service manager or customer locates the test or asset in the RedPoint F Gas back office and simply prints off the PDF F Gas certificate along with the AC service sheet.

F Gas certificates are produced instantly as single or multipart (multi asset) PDF documents that can be emailed direct to clients or ringed and posted/filed.




Paper and pen is costing your HVAC business “AT LEAST” £926 to $1398 USD a year per engineer

redpointlogo256If you are still waiting for the paperless office to arrive then you may have a long wait…  Thankfully there are a number of areas in your service team that can reduce paper whilst improving your companies image, running costs and environmental impact.



The service sector is perhaps the most appropriate candidate to remove paper from the process, not only does improvement reduce paper usage, it also brings significant benefits in terms of real cost savings and error reduction.

Anyone who uses spreadsheets to manage jobs will by now be aware of the serious shortcomings of using what is essentially an out of date and cumbersome technology in a dynamic and usually mobile industry.  Spreadsheets are:-

  • not easily shared
  • often out of date
  • not always easy to port to different computers and devices
  • not easily searchable without extra software
  • unable to easily be shared with customers without extra editing

The HVAC service sector in particular is one of the most apt industries to lever mobile computing to deliver a solution to these drawbacks.  By the appropriate use of mobile apps and modern cloud databases, every aspect of your service visit cycle can be traced, monitored, error protected and streamlined.

The average HVAC service small business can service at least a thousand HVAC assets in a year.  A typical F Gas and service sheet would contain anything upto 30+ fields of specific information.  Roughly that is 30,000+ fields of text (100,000 words) to hand write onto paper.  Those same 100,000 words are then typed across to another system when an engineer gets back to the office, and by this point there is no real database as such in place for all that effort! Just duplication and time wasted.   The average unskilled typist manages just 19 words per minute when composing text!

“Paper and pen is costing your HVAC business “AT LEAST” £926  to $1398 USD a year”

100,000 words / 19wpm = 5263 minutes 5263/60 minutes = 87.7 Hours spent typing up information from written service forms.  Another way to put that is around 5 and a half minutes to process a single service form from paper to spreadsheet.

The average wage of a HVAC and Refrigeration engineer is £10.57 or approx. $16 USD.  So with the above in mind, paper and pen is costing your HVAC business “AT LEAST” £926  to $1398 USD a year for a single busy service engineer.  That equates to approx. £0.92p or $1.39USD per asset serviced.

Add to that the cost of 1000 paper forms X 2 in duplicate, printed out again in the office and possibly then sent to a customer.  Add the cost of printing and the cost of your ever swelling hard disk and backups

Add further to that the cost of errors, lost paperwork, return visits etc and we can see the cost keeps growing.  If that sounds realistic to you, then clearly there is some room for improvement?

Any size of HVAC business can move to a paperless solution and realise huge savings and improve their image to customers and reduce carbon usage and waste.

Until today you may not have considered the hidden costs of service work, slowly eating away at your bottom line.  Hidden as they are they are easy to see once you look for them.  Click here to run our free online HVAC Service Cost Calculator and see for yourself. The good news is that no matter what size of service business you run, you can have access to the latest technology for a cost that totally makes sense.  Not only does moving paperless save cost, time and reduce errors it also adds a number of other benefits such as:

  • improved efficiency
  • more accountability
  • reduced theft
  • improved customer experience
  • improved company image
  • competitive advantage
  • the ability to expand and reduce team size quickly
  • reduced staff frustration
  • more pens in the stationery store ;-)

RP F Gas is the clear standard in multi device and cross platform service software.  Offering what we believe to be the most simple to calculate cost per use available today.

Built on some of the industries most powerful cloud computing platforms for seamless scaleability, RP F Gas Software is managing, protecting and helping service teams nationally to deliver cost reductions and improved efficiency.

Backed by a growing number of international distributors including HVAC trade counters who can help and advise you on how to get the best of your system and keep you upto date with the latest developments.

Find a distributor near you today








UK business owners, not keeping up to date F Gas records for refrigeration and AC equipment face heavy fines

Under current UK and EU F Gas regulations If you own and operate any refrigeration or air conditioning unit with a gas capacity of over 3kg then you are obliged to keep up to date service and F Gas records or face heavy fines.  We have prepared a simple nuts and bolts guide for owner operators to help you avoid falling foul of the law.

Click here to read the full article of F Gas compliance for UK business owners.



New pricing for 2013 makes going digital F Gas even simpler

You spoke we listened

We have announced new pricing structure for 2013 effective immediate, our new pricing structure brings going digital with your RAC/HVAC service team even more affordable.

Licensing has been dramatically simplified as a single company platform now costs just £360…

We have introduced new “certificate pack” rates after feedback from several users who wanted a more affordable and scaleable approach.

See the pricing tab for full details or click here to start

How to track F Gas bottles with your mobile phone

Knowing how much gas and of what type is in a bottle is invaluable to any #Air conditioning or #Refrigeration business.  RP F-Gas software has it covered with complete traceability of gas usage and escape, not to mention bottle tracking.

F Gas bottle tracking barcode

Above is a 2D #Datamatrix barcode, and I am betting that in less time than it takes to make a coffee you can have your smartphone or camera phone reading the information it contains and in doing so enter a whole new world of bottle management for #F Gas engineers.

Simply open your APPSTORE or GOOGLE APPS on your phone and search QR code reader.  Download one of the hundreds of free apps out there and then point your camera at this very screen.

Got that…. great! OK that’s how easy it is to let all areas of your business recover information form your bottles.  That’s right, no more filling in paperwork when you return mixed recovery bottles, simply scan the code and print the page or even email it direct to the supplier to print .. or get them to scan it at the counter and let them print it!

The barcode you have just scanned is printed by RP F-Gas software, which allows you to manage all your bottles and more importantly the gas decanted and recovered to and from your bottles.

More information on hand, less error and less theft of gas by employee’s who fancy doing a moonlight job with your van at the weekend.

If the bottle is returned empty but RP F-Gas says its still half full, then it isn’t rocket science to know that gas has gone astray.

RP F-Gas software gives the engineer and manager all the tools he needs to streamline the test process and stay compliant with F Gas regulations