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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.

Legislative Update from ACCA

The 117th Congress is now in full swing, and ACCA is busy advocating for (and against) legislation that will impact contractors and small businesses […]

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Paying Employees For Time Spent on Social Media

A member asked ACCA’s legal expert, about how to handle employees who are spending time on social media during work hours.

Investing in Employees & Employee Empowerment is HB McClure’s Secret to Success

HB McClure located in Harrisburg, PA started off as a family owned business founded in 1914. Throughout the century, McClure has operated […]

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ACCA Pushes Congress for Career and Technical Education Funding in FY22

ACCA took a step in addressing membership’s #1 legislative priority (workforce) by urging Congressional leadership to support greater funding for the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act (Perkins) in Fiscal Year (FY) 2022.

Women in the Trades: A Vast, Neglected Resource

Article originally appeared here. No discussion of self-help recruiting would be complete without considering the advice Abigail Adams gave to […]

When Disaster Strikes Your Electrical Systems

Electricity is vital to our world and businesses, and our reliance on electrical systems creates a risk. Could you continue […]

ACCA Offers New Course to Enhance Team Performance

Alexandria, VA (April 24, 2021) – The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) announces the launch of its new Practical […]

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Reps Scott and Foxx Announce Bipartisan Workforce Development Effort

Chairman Bobby Scott (D-VA) and Ranking Member Virginia Foxx (R-NC) of the House Committee on Education and Labor announced the launch of a bipartisan effort to reauthorize the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), which is the primary federal workforce development legislation in the United States.

The Quality Installation (QI) Certificate Adds Value To HVAC Installations

A Residential Service & Installation (RSI) accredited contractor can submit projects to ACCA to obtain a Quality Installation (QI) Certificate. […]

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Update on GFCI Nuisance Trips on Outdoor HVAC Equipment Related to 2020 NEC

Informal testing results from Trane shows GFCI outlets or disconnects severely effect variable capacity equipment (ECM/brushless rotor motors / inverter technology). Single speed and two speed equipment has proven to be less susceptible to nuisance trips. This is good news, but much more work needs to be done.

Don’t Bite Off More Than You Can Chew

Applying Microlearning to Technician Training Article originally appeared here. Even before the pandemic, remote and online methods of education and […]

ACCA Announces Hire of Communications Coordinator

The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) announces Natalie D’Apolito as ACCA’s new communications coordinator. As ACCA’s communications coordinator, D’Apolito […]

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