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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.

May Tech Challenge ANSWER

The answer to the ACCA HVAC Blog May Tech Challenge is here! Check out this blog to see if you were able to find the answer!

Building Safety Week 5: Solving Challenges Together

Week five (May 29-31) is Solving Challenges Together, which addresses some of the issues that we face as a global community, including extreme weather events and water scarcity. Read more in this blog.


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Refrigerant Transition Update: EPA Publishes SNAP 25, Proposes SNAP 26, Adding New Refrigerants as Acceptable

Alternative refrigerants are being used to replace HFC refrigerants in various applications, including refrigeration, air conditioning, and heat pumps. Learn more in this members-only blog. 

Building a Company Through Caring 

Hiller Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, Electrical was announced as the 2023 ACCA Residential Contractor of the Year at the ACCA 2023 Conference & Expo in New Orleans, LA, on April 2, 2023. Check out this article from ACCA Now to find out their secrets!

DOE Secretary Jennifer Granholm’s Message to ACCA Contractors

Department of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm Speaks to ACCA Contractors as presented at ACCA 2023 Conference and Expo in New Orleans, LA. Click here to watch the video and hear her call to action!


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Senator Daines Reintroduces Bill to Preserve 199A Deduction for Small Businesses

Last week, Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) reintroduced S.1706, the Main Street Tax Certainty Act, which would make the Section 199A deduction for small businesses structured as ‘S-corporations’ or ‘pass-through entities’ permanent. Read more on this members-only blog. 

Building Safety Week 4: Advocate for Your Community

Week four (May 22-28) is Advocate for Your Community, which highlights tips and tools to help advocate for building safety in your community. Read more in this blog.

Navigating Employment and Accommodations: EEOC Updates on COVID-19 and Anti-Discrimination Laws

The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has recently made several updates to its COVID-19 technical assistance document. Read this blog to find out more.


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“Natural” Propane a Future Option for Residential Heat Pumps?

HFC refrigerants are being phased out due to their high global warming potential (GWP). The “natural” refrigerant R-290 (propane) has emerged as an increasingly viable low-GWP alternative. However, current US safety standards limit refrigeration system charges to 0.33 lbs (150g).  Read more in this members-only blog.

May is Asthma Awareness Month

May is Asthma Awareness Month. One of the triggers of asthma is workplace-related causes. Read this blog to learn more about asthma and what you can do to raise awareness.

Leveraging Residential Multi-Zone Heat Pump Technology in Light Commercial Applications to Increase Customer Comfort and Reduce Costs

Customer comfort and cost efficiency are top priorities for restaurants and shops; now, managers are looking towards heat pumps for both. Read more about the benefits of heat pumps in this blog.

Registration Now Open for Next Level

Formerly ACCA Fall Meetings, Next Level has the same pieces as the former event you love with a fresh new twist!

Building Safety Week 3: Prepare Your Community

Week three (May 15-21) is Prepare Your Community, which focuses on how building codes help to protect us against flooding, earthquakes, hurricanes, and wildfire events. Read more in this blog.

FREE Webinar! Carrier Service Tools: Ductless and VRF

Join Carrier for a free webinar covering all the service tools and software to effectively troubleshoot and diagnose Carrier 2pipe VRF, Toshiba Carrier 3 Pipe VRF, and Carrier Ductless equipment.

International Comfort Products Recognizes Top Dealers at Annual Elite Dealer Meeting

The International Comfort Products (ICP) recently announced six dealers with awards at its annual Elite Dealer Meeting. Read about the awards in this blog.

“Explore The Trades Skills Lab, Built by Ferguson” Grant Recipients Announced

The “Explore The Trades Skills Lab, Built by Ferguson” grant aims to find and prepare the next generation of plumbers and HVAC technicians. Read this blog to learn more.


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House Small Business Committee Holds Hearing on Workforce

Last month, the House Small Business Subcommittee on Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Workforce Development held a hearing on workforce issues, particularly those facing the skilled trades, and potential solutions for small businesses and prospective employees. Read more in this member-only blog post.

Building Safety Week 2: Building Safety Professionals and You

It’s Building Safety Month, and the ICC has put together a campaign to raise awareness around aspects of building safety. Read about week 2 in this blog.

FREE Webinar! IRA Rebate Programs: How to Use it in Your Business

Join Pearl Certification and Clover for an in-depth conversation on the what, how, and why, plus action steps on using the IRA to catalyze business growth.

Fake Chrome Update Error Messages: Tips and Precautions

Lately, there has been an uptick in fake update messages that lead to malware. Read this blog to learn about ways to defend against malicious malware attacks.

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