National “Slam the Scam” Day is designated by Social Security’s Office of the Inspector General to raise awareness of government imposter scams, which continue to spread across the United States. Read this blog post for information on how to spot, avoid, and report a scam.
Welcome To The ACCA HVAC Blog!
The ACCA HVAC Blog is focused on helping professional contractors run smarter, better businesses. Led by contractors themselves, who know firsthand the technology and cultural changes that are transforming old-school trades into a high-tech, dynamic, and driven industry. ACCA HVAC Blog is where forward-thinking contractors go for daily content to feed their passion for success.
States Taking Different Baby Steps Towards IRA Rebate Programs
Contractors excited to inform their customers about the IRA’s $8.8 billion in rebates for residential energy efficiency improvements may have to wait a little longer as states take a deliberate approach towards developing programs that will vary greatly from state to state. ACCA members can read more here.
A medium-temperature cooler utilizing R-134a with a TXV metering device with the receiver has a customer complaint of “warm.” The symptoms confirm warm product, and the condensing unit is cycling frequently on the LPC (low-pressure control). What are the “possible causes” with the following measured conditions on this field service check sheet? Find out here!
What is Wrong With Manual J®?
You might hear that there’s nothing wrong with Manual J®, but you might also hear people complain about it. This group is very adamant about how badly Manual J® oversizes the heating plant requirement. ACCA members can read more from Ed Janowiak here.
At times like these, it is important for honest contractors who are facing challenges to take time out of working “in” their businesses to work “on” their businesses. Read more in this article from Dr. Stephen Pape.
Have you ever been seeking an ACCA member benefits resource but can’t seem to find what you’re looking for? Are you a new member looking for the bountiful resources available to you? Resource Round-up is here to help!
In the world of HVACR contracting, where family-owned businesses are the backbone of the industry, ACCA continues to champion the interests of its members by partnering with family-centered organizations aimed at safeguarding the livelihoods of small businesses and advocating for their needs. Read more here.
Find out what ACCA has been up to in the government relations realm in this edition of Capitol Insights.
Often, HVAC businesses are forced to deduct an asset’s value over several years. However, Section 179 allows you to take the entire depreciation deduction of certain equipment in a single year. Learn more in this blog from ACCA Corporate Partner ECI Thermogrid.
Senator Cruz and Representative Fischbach Introduce Resolutions to Overturn DOE’s Ban on Non-Condensing Furnaces
Last week, Senator Ted Cruz and Representative Michelle Fischbach introduced S.J.Res.58 and H.J.Res.111, which would overturn DOE’s rule prohibiting the sale of all non-condensing natural gas furnaces. ACCA members can read more here.
A successful company rebranding not only preserves the core values of a business but also reimagines how consumers perceive and interact with it. For HVACR company owners, it is vital to know why, when, and how to rebrand.
House Passes Tax Legislation, Sending it to Senate
The House of Representatives passed the Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act (H.R. 7024) by a margin of 357-70. The bill allows for the immediate expensing of research and experimentation expenditures, reinstates the less restrictive “EBIT” cap on interest expense deductions, and restores 100-percent bonus depreciation, which is set to expire. ACCA members can read more here.
In this edition of “Hey Ed,” Ed talks about the correct air flow for a fire-fueled furnace.
Recent data indicates a significant surge in consumer confidence, reaching a two-year high of 114.8 in January, according to a survey conducted by the Conference Board. Read more here.
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