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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.

Reducing Risk and Potential Liability: Exploring PCI Compliance, EMV Technology, and Surcharging

Credit card processing has become essential to modern commerce as the world increasingly embraces digital transactions. To ensure smooth and secure payment experiences, it is important for businesses to understand key concepts and best practices in credit card processing. Learn more in this article from Service First Processing.

Decoding Corporate Narratives: The Surge of ‘Choiceful’ in CEO Discourse

In the dynamic world of corporate communication, language evolves alongside market trends and consumer behavior. One term making waves in major companies’ boardrooms and earnings calls is “choiceful.” Though it may not be a household word, it’s gaining traction among chief executives who find it to be a powerful descriptor for today’s ever-changing economic landscape.

Hey Ed, What Is the Significant Difference Between a Heat Gain and a Heat Loss in Manual J®?

In this edition of “Hey Ed,” Ed talks about the difference between heat gain and heat loss in Manual J®.


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ACCA Submits Comments Opposing Overtime and Walkaround Rules

Earlier this month, ACCA submitted formal comments to the Department of Labor and OSHA opposing the recently proposed overtime and ‘walkaround’ rules that raise significant concerns for employers. ACCA members can learn more here.

The Significance of Small Business Saturday

In a world dominated by large corporations and online shopping giants, it’s easy to overlook the charm and character that small businesses bring to our communities. Enter Small Business Saturday, a day dedicated to celebrating and supporting the backbone of our local economies.

Hey Ed, How Do You Take Solar Gain Into Account on a Heat Loss?

Want to learn how to take into account solar gain on a heat loss? Learn about why it’s a freebie in this edition of “Hey Ed!”

Free Webinar: Unlocking the Hidden Profits in Service Dispatching

Register for this free webinar that will help you identify whether traditional service dispatching negatively impacts your revenue and provide methods to help optimize your dispatching while also improving customer service and technician job satisfaction.

Matt, How Important Is Proper Documentation as a Technician?

Want to know why proper documentation is important as a technician? Find out why in this edition of “HVAC Skill Builder!”

From Service to Success: Navigating the Veteran Employment Landscape

Let’s explore the multifaceted landscape of veteran employment, shedding light on challenges, opportunities, and ongoing efforts to provide meaningful careers. Read more in this blog post.

Navigating the Latest Inflation Trends and Market Responses

In the dynamic world of economics, staying informed about the latest trends is crucial. Recently released data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics has brought a mix of good and bad news for consumers. Read more here.

Hey Ed, How Much Does the Sun Affect Heat Gain?

In this edition of “Hey Ed,” Ed talks about how the sun affects heat gain.

ACCA 2024: Transformative Learning Experience for HVACR Industry Professionals

HVACR professionals from across the nation are invited to participate in ACCA 2024, a premier event that promises a transformative learning experience for business owners, entrepreneurs, consultants, and innovators in the industry. Read all about it here!

Matt, How Much Notice Should Dispatch Give the Client When the Technician Is on the Way?

How much notice should dispatch give the client when the technician is on the way? Find out how long in this edition of “HVAC Skill Builder!”

Direct File: Transforming Tax Filing for American Taxpayers

In a significant move towards enhancing taxpayer experience, the IRS has unveiled its ambitious plan to develop a government-run, free tax filing program, Direct File. The IRA of 2022 directed the IRS to study the possibility of a free, direct e-file program. See who qualifies here.


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Understanding COP

As HVAC technicians, we often delve into the world of heat pumps, but do we really understand the full potential of the Coefficient of Performance (COP)? It’s not just a number; it’s a key diagnostic tool that can boost our service quality, reduce customer callbacks, and ultimately increase our revenue. ACCA members can learn how here.

Hey Ed, I Am Looking To See if You Have a Cut Sheet to Complete a Load Calculation for Heat Pumps?

In this edition of “Hey Ed,” Ed talks about cut sheets to complete a load calculation for a heat pump.

Daikin Innovates to Tackle Hidden HVAC Leaks and Environmental Impact

In the ongoing efforts to address the environmental impact of HFCs, there’s a silent issue often overlooked – slow refrigerant leaks in HVAC units. These leaks add to electric bills and contribute to greenhouse gas emissions. Read about how Daikin Comfort Technologies is taking steps to combat this issue.

Matt, When a Call Is Booked, Should the Call Taker Ask the Client How They Intend to Pay for the Service Call?

Want your call takers to know how to ask the client about payment for service calls? Find out when to ask your clients In this edition of “HVAC Skill Builder!”

ACCA’s Next Level 2023: Elevating HVACR Leadership in Indianapolis

On October 16-17, 2023, the HVACR industry gathered in Indianapolis, IN, for ACCA’s Next Level event, a day and a half of intensive learning tailored to empower both established and up-and-coming leaders in HVACR contracting companies. Check out the recap here.

Navigating the Workplace: Latest Changes in NY and NJ Labor Laws

In a significant stride toward safeguarding the rights of employees, New York and New Jersey have recently enacted laws that bolster the protections afforded to workers in various situations. Read more in this blog post.

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