Every HVAC van setup is different; there are many routes you can take to make your van’s organization more efficient and productive for your HVAC technicians. Here are seven HVAC van organization ideas to get you started:
Install Shelving Units
Installing shelving units in your HVAC van can help maximize space for tools and equipment. In years past, van shelving racks have been flimsy and unreliable. As material and manufacturing practices have advanced, so has van shelving units’ durability, allowing them to carry heavier equipment without the shelves breaking apart. There are two types of units most suited for HVAC van shelving:
Fleet Series (Hybrid Aluminum/Steel)
Fleet Series van shelving is tough yet lightweight, bringing maximum value to your van’s shelving organization needs. Its construction is made of aluminum, steel, and composite and has modular flexibility along with two depth options. This model has a 10-year manufacturer warranty.
Pro Series (All-Aluminum)
Pro Series shelving units are minimal weight with unmatched durability and a sleek appearance for the most demanding professional. The model’s aluminum and composite construction obtains modular flexibility and also offers a 10-year manufacturer warranty.
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Divide Driver and Cargo with Partitions
Partitions securely separate driver and cargo to ensure safety for your HVAC technicians. Partitions are essential because they:
- Protect the driver and passenger from shifting cargo during transit
- Increase driver comfort, retaining climate control in the cab
- Separate the cargo area, preventing odors and dust from entering the cab
- Increase the security of your tools and equipment
Implement Storage Drawers
Of all the HVAC van storage ideas suggested, implementing storage drawers should be one of the most crucial additions to your work van. Storage drawers allow your HVAC technicians to access the most commonly used items without entering the van.
With van storage drawers, you get a sturdy, modular storage solution designed specifically for the van space available. They are lockable, lightweight, and deliver added security, which is a bonus for any jobsite where you can’t keep a close watch on your vehicle.
Customized storage drawers and van tool cabinets are important when you have loose equipment that needs to be secured for transit. Being able to lock your storage system is beneficial when you’re transferring from jobsite to jobsite; you won’t have to worry about loose equipment flying around the cargo, disrupting the van’s organization, or causing significant damage to your van.
Introduce Part Storage Cabinets
The HVAC industry handles many small parts that can be easily misplaced or forgotten. Parts storage cabinets make searching for these items a breeze, promoting a more organized workspace.
Parts storage cabinets are heavy-duty, modular, and expandable for any part size. Parts organizers also come as handy carrying cases so your drivers and technicians can easily customize their response and bring the best parts for the job.
Parts storage cabinets are a safe, effective way to organize and store small components and can be included in any vehicle interior design. They can be mounted under shelves, inset into shelving, or stacked as stand-alone units.
Invest in Interior Liners
Your HVAC service van is an investment and should be treated as one if you want it to last a while. Interior liners protect the van from dents, dings, scratches, and scuffs. In addition to cargo protection, they ensure employee comfort and safety. Interior lining options include:
Loading and unloading equipment can be hazardous, especially if you have wet or oily shoes. Floor liners promote a safe work environment for your HVAC technicians. Along with avoiding injury, floor liners offer:
- Equipment protection
- Van protection
- A quiet transit
- A professional look
- Quality traction
Wall, Door, and Ceiling Liners
Like floor liners, wall, door, and ceiling liners promote a safe work environment and interior protection. Other benefits include sound deadening, heat retention, and a clean appearance.
Optimize Overhead Organization
The roof is ideal for equipment that is too long to transport inside the van. Van roof racks are convenient, safe, and lightweight, allowing you to transfer your equipment from jobsite to jobsite securely.
Ladder racks are designed for safe restraint and quick retrieval; they utilize the van to its fullest potential, maximizing cargo space for other HVAC tools and equipment.
Roof Deck Cargo Racks
Many HVAC contractors rely on their roof racks for more than just ladders. Cargo racks allow you to store additional items, such as tool boxes, on the roof to ensure space for other equipment.
Accessorize Your Upgraded Work Van
Sometimes, it’s the little details that make the most impact. Van organization goes beyond shelving and cabinets—sometimes even simple accessories like hooks are significant additions to any van upfitting. Some of these accessories include:
- Storage Bins
- Shelf Dividers
- Locking Doors
- First-Aid Kits
- Seat Covers
- Paper Holders
- Cab Organizer Box
Customize Your HVAC Vehicle With Advantage Outfitters
Van organization is crucial to maintaining productivity and promoting efficient worksite operations. Work vans are a vital tool to getting the job done, and how you upfit it should take into account how to make your day-to-day tasks simpler.
Advantage Outfitters is here to help you upfit your HVAC van setup. We know you have more pressing matters to address, so we’re here to create a van that’s ideal for you and your team. With Advantage, you have access to industry-leading upfitting products and accessories; you also gain a partner with HVAC industry knowledge to ensure you’re purchasing the best equipment for the job.
We serve hard-working professionals like you in many industries to keep supplies and equipment safe and well-organized while on a job. Contact us today to get started on upfitting your van!
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