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2 Resources to Help Customers With Climate Control

The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) regularly develops tools and resources you can use to train your staff to help customers with climate control. Read the highlights of two resources below, which are part of the Trainer’s Toolbox series. Then download the guides and the accompanying Trainer’s Notes here.

While you’re there, you can also learn more about becoming an NRHA Training Member to further prepare your staff to answer questions customers may ask about climate control, their HVAC systems or other home improvement projects.

Fireplace safety screenshotFireplace Safety FAQs
As the cool weather comes in, more customers may come to you with questions about how to get their fireplaces ready for winter. This guide leads sales staff through common questions about how to prepare their fireplace for more regular use.

Bring It to Them
In addition to making this resource available for your staff to review, consider hosting a fireplace safety event with your local fire station. Invite customers to learn the basics of fireplace safety from local firefighters and include giveaways and raffles, such as carbon monoxide detectors and fireplace screens. Have certified fire extinguisher inspectors on-site so customers can rest assured they have safety precautions in place before they light a fire.

caulk and sealantsSelling Caulks and Sealants
Another common way DIYers stay comfortable is to seal their windows and doors. This guide will help your staff become familiar with various types of caulks and sealants.

Bring It to Them
Allow customers to try different caulk guns to find the one they like best. Be sure to ask how and where the caulk will be used to recommend the right product for their project.

About Melanie Moul

Melanie Moul
Melanie is the features editor for Hardware Retailing magazine. Originally from South Bend, Indiana, has a degree in professional writing. She worked in central Pennsylvania for several years after college as a barista and an editor and returned to the Hoosier State in late 2016 to join the NRHA team. In her spare time, she enjoys testing new recipes and watching online makeup tutorials. She and her husband are raising their son and two fur children in Indianapolis.

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