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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.

Harnessing The Power of Data: How SMBs Can Thrive in the Digital Age

By analyzing data, businesses can glean valuable insights about existing and potential customers, allowing them to refine promotional targeting and personalize customer experiences. Read more from ACCA Corporate Partner ECI ThermoGrid here.

Apple Users Beware of MFA Bombing Scheme

If you’re an Apple user, there’s a new cyber threat making the rounds lately – MFA Bombing. Learn how to protect your devices here.

Federated Insurance® Launches Association Member Benefits Page

ACCA Corporate Partner Federated® has created an Association Member Benefits page on their website to provide a helpful overview of what they can offer to help maximize their partnership with us. Learn more here.

Free Webinar: PURON ADVANCE™️ A New Refrigerant for a Better Future

Puron Advance is Carrier’s new refrigerant that will replace Puron in all residential ducted and ductless and light commercial products. Register for this free webinar to learn more here.

West Virginia Treasurer and Congressional Candidate Riley Moore Joins ACCA for Special Town Hall

How are elected leaders and candidates working on sensible changes that foster growth in vocational work? That was the topic of a special virtual town hall event ACCA hosted for members with West Virginia Treasurer and Congressional Candidate Riley Moore on April 2. Read more about this here.

ACCA’s 2024 Residential Contractor of the Year: FLAME Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical

Congratulations to FLAME Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical for being named ACCA’s 2024 Residential Contractor of the Year! Read more here.

Leadership Lessons: Are You a Leader?

Can you learn leadership from a book? Yes. Does that make you a leader? No. The only way that you can be a leader is to lead. Read more here.

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OSHA Finalizes Walkaround Rule, Allowing Non-Employees on Workplace Inspections

On March 29, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued its final “Walkaround” Rule that will have major implications for workplace inspections and, potentially, labor relations in the industry. ACCA members can read more here.

Leading with Influence at ACCA 2024

ACCA 2024 opening keynote speaker Jake Havron kicked off the event with his dynamic session, “Leading with Influence,” sponsored by Rheem and Ruud. Read more here.

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The Three Reasons People Hate Me

Last month, we covered the expectations of a few different groups on the results that come from performing a Manual J® calculation. This topic garnered some great responses from members, and one of those comments sparked the idea behind this article. This month, we’ll address how homeowners perceive what we do and how we can move things in our favor. ACCA members can read more here.

Free Webinar: Attract and Convert: Tools and Tips to Differentiate from the Competition

Join Pearl Certification and ACCA for a webinar on marketing tools that help attract homeowners to your website, keep them there longer, and help them convert to customers more quickly.

Inspiring Inclusion in HVAC: Johnson Controls Celebrates Bold Female Leaders This International Women’s Day

The number of women in the workforce reached a record high in 2023. Yet, the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics reported that only 10% of mechanical engineers and only 2.3% of HVAC mechanics and installers are women. ACCA Corporate Partner Johnson Controls believes a diverse workforce that empowers women is crucial for continued growth.

Adrian Steel Unveils Revolutionary Truck Solutions at Work Truck Show

ACCA Corporate Partner Adrian Steel, a market leader in cargo management solutions for commercial vans, proudly introduced an innovative lineup of truck solutions at this year’s Work Truck Show. Learn more here.

ACCA Attends the HVAC Excellence National HVACR Education Conference

ACCA is proud to attend the HVAC Excellence National HVACR Education Conference in Las Vegas, NV, March 24-27, 2024. This event offers an exceptional opportunity for professionals and educators alike to remain updated on the latest industry advancements. Read more here.

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ACCA Submits Comments to Treasury Regarding Proposed Pin Requirement for 25C, Treasury Seeking Further Input from Contractors

Earlier this year, the Department of Treasury and IRS proposed regulations to implement product identification number (PIN) requirements for taxpayers who use the 25C residential energy efficiency tax credit. ACCA provided comments to Treasury regarding the proposed regulations, with a specific focus on several points. ACCA members can read more here.

2024-2025 ACCA Board of Directors Takes the Helm

A dedicated group of ACCA member contractors stepped into their new leadership roles on the 2024-2025 ACCA Board of Directors at ACCA 2024. Read more here.

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PULL A PERMIT & PROVE IT: ACCA Improves the HVAC Plan Review Form

ACCA Manuals J®, S®, and D® are referenced and required in building codes across America. ACCA has recently improved its Residential Plans Examiner Review Form for HVAC System Design (Loads, Equipment, Ducts). This simple one-page form provides a quick and easy review of HVAC system design elements. ACCA members can read more here.

Federated Insurance: Disregarding Safety Instructions

One of our employees is constantly disregarding safety instructions. Are we allowed to discipline him when workers’ compensation is involved? Find out from ACCA Corporate Partner Federated Insurance.

Common Mistakes New Business Owners Make

Many new business owners unknowingly skip over important foundational steps. Read this blog for some of the common blunders new business owners make and how you can avoid them.

The Power of Online Reviews

In today’s digital age, online reviews are a big deal when it comes to making decisions, especially for homeowners on the hunt for HVAC contractors. Research shows that 78% of people trust online reviews as much as a recommendation from a friend or a family member. Learn more in this blog post.

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