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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.

Hey Ed, Would You Recommend the Use of Mini Split Heating and Air Systems to Compliment a Standard Air Heat Pump System?

Want to learn if you should use a Mini-Split heating and air system alongside a standard air heat pump? Learn about extra capacity in this edition of “Hey Ed!”

Carrier Indianapolis Technical Training Center Launched

ACCA Corporate Partner Carrier has announced the opening of a new Technical Training Center. Read more about the 6,000-square-foot training center in this blog.

Matt, How Often Should Static Pressure Be Checked?

Want to know how often static pressure should be checked? Find out how often in this edition of “HVAC Skill Builder!”

Employee Voter Registration Week

In a democracy, voting is not just a right; it’s a powerful tool that allows citizens to shape the future of their country. Unfortunately, not everyone exercises this privilege, and many remain unregistered to vote. In an effort to change that, Employee Voter Registration Week was born. Check out this blog post to learn more.

Free Webinar: Navigating Emerging Refrigerants and Best Practices

What are the key considerations when retrofitting a system to accommodate natural refrigerants? What is the importance of the “3 Rs” (recover, recycle, reclaim)? Register for this free webinar to find out!

Hey Ed, What Is Duct Testing?

What to understand what Duct Testing is? Learn about Code Requirement 48 in this edition of “Hey Ed!”

Federated Insurance Presents Annual ACCA Super S.T.A.R. Award to Justin Lauten of Total Air & Heat

Federated Insurance® is one of ACCA’s longest-standing Corporate Partners, supporting ACCA for 20 years. One of Federated’s biggest programs with ACCA is the Federated Insurance® ACCA Super S.T.A.R. Award, which was presented to Total Air & Heat’s Justin Lauten this year. Read more about this partnership in this blog post.

Matt, When Conducting an AC Inspection, Should You Put Gauges on Every AC System?

Want to know whether or not to add gauges to an AC system during inspections? Find out why you shouldn’t in the edition of “HVAC Skill Builder!”


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Proposed “Walkaround” Rule from OSHA Would Allow Third Parties to Join Inspections

Recently, OSHA proposed a rule that would allow non-employees, including union officials and other individuals, to accompany federal safety inspectors during workplace inspections. Click here to learn more.

Speak to the Industry You Love at ACCA 2024

Whether you have a story to tell, a speaker to suggest, or a challenge you want to overcome, we want your help to shape our program for the ACCA 2024 Conference and Expo in Orlando, FL, March 11-14! Learn how in this post.

Leadership Lessons: Leadership is Influence

If leadership is influence, and it is, then the most direct path to teaching your coworkers how to be of influence is through basic leadership training.  Learn more in this article.

Hey Ed, How Do You Pronounce Your Last Name?

Want to learn how to pronounce Ed’s last name? Learn how to pronounce Janowiak in this edition of “Hey Ed!”

Committee Crunch: Meet ACCA’s New Events Committee Co-Chair, Kane D’Amico

Recently, ACCA named Kane D’Amico, president of Alliance Heating & Air Conditioning in Bridgeport, CT, as the Co-Chair of ACCA’s Events Committee with Ryan Kletz, vice president of Classic Air’s One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning in Virginia Beach, VA. ACCA Now asked D’Amico a few questions about the value of being a member of an ACCA committee. 

Matt, Can You Explain the Form Method?

Want to know about the Form Method? Learn about Family, Occupation, Recreational Activities, and Material Possessions in this edition of “HVAC Skill Builder!”

Electrification: Changes, Challenges, and Opportunities

Contractors need to be familiar with heat pumps, especially if they haven’t worked with them much in the past. Check out this blog post to learn more about the changes, challenges, and opportunities that come with electrification.

Next Level: Strategy and Communication

In the constantly evolving HVACR industry, planning for the future can seem daunting. The Strategy and Communication track at Next Level is designed to demystify this process, offering insights and strategies to help you chart a clear course for your company’s future. Read more here.

Business Buzz: Who is More Persistent, You or a Squirrel?

Do you have a bird feeder? If so, you have likely noticed those persistent little rodents called squirrels. No matter how many times they are run off, they continue to come back. Now, let’s talk about your business. Read more in this blog post.

Hey Ed, Does This SHR Stuff Apply to Mini Splits?

Want to know if Sensible Heat Ratio (SHR) applies to Mini Splits? Learn about mini split latent capacity in this edition of “Hey Ed!”

Matt, Should Technicians Park in a Customer’s Driveway?

Want to know if you should park in a customer’s driveway? Find out how to take the proper precautions in this edition of “HVAC Skill Builder!”

CEO’s Column: It Was a HOT Summer!

Whew, it was a hot summer! I’m sure I don’t have to tell any of you that! Just in case your customers’ concerns were not enough, the national media sure has done a wonderful job reminding the public of the challenges that come along with record heatwaves that almost every one of us has felt by now. Read more in this blog post.

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