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Author: Christie Waldrop

Christie is the Content Marketing Coordinator at ACCA. You can contact her at christie.waldrop@acca.org or 703-824-8869.

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.

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.

Rheem Unveils Cutting-Edge Innovation Hub in Fort Smith, Arkansas

Rheem recently celebrated the grand opening of its Innovation Learning Center (ILC) in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Learn more about this new center in this blog post.

ACHR’s 2023 Top Women in HVAC

In the male-dominated realm of HVACR, a pressing question hangs in the air: how can the industry bolster female representation? This crucial inquiry demands thoughtful responses and active initiatives. Find out this year’s winners here.

Free Webinar: Modern Expense Policies for HVAC Companies

How does your HVAC company control employee spending? If you’re still using the same old expense policy, employee cards, or the good judgment of your employees, you’re not alone. Learn more about this FREE webinar presented by BILL.

Tis the Season…for Maintenance

This is the perfect time of year to perform maintenance agreements in preparation for the coming winter months. Check out this blog post for improvements to look for on the job.

Navigating the Rise of Pay Transparency in the U.S.

Transparency has emerged as a key player in the ever-changing employment landscape, especially concerning salaries. This blog post delves into this practice’s potential consequences and benefits.

Navigating the Storm: What You Need to Know About a Government Shutdown

As Congress hurtles towards a potential government shutdown, anxiety looms large among Americans. Read this blog to learn what a government shutdown entails, how it impacts you, government workers, and the broader economy.

Free Webinar: As the Industry Evolves, VRF Technology Continues to Adapt

As VRF technology has become widely adopted across the industry, the product’s flexibility has had to keep up with the changing market demands. Join this free webinar presented by Carrier to learn more.

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.

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!

The ACHR NEWS Announces Top 40 Under 40 List

The ACHR NEWS has announced its Top 40 Under 40 List for the ninth consecutive year. With many older HVAC professionals reaching retirement age, The ACHR NEWS highlights some of the younger generation making their mark in the HVACR industry. See who made this year’s list!

Father’s Day Filled with Lobbying, Hot Peppers, Fishing, & Family

ACCA President & CEO Barton James visited Galveston, Texas, in June of this year to join Congressman Randy Weber (TX-14), for a fishing event. The Congressman was one of ACCA’s contractor members in his prior life. Read about what Bart learned that weekend in this blog.

Tightening Credit: Growing Concerns for US Economy as Banks Restrict Loan Access

A recent survey from the Federal Reserve reveals that an increasing number of American banks are tightening their lending standards, making it harder for both consumers and companies to secure loans. This trend could pose potential challenges to the U.S. economy. Read more in this blog.

Daikin Special Permit – DOT Approved Shipping of Equipment Containing A2L Refrigerants

Effective August 4, 2023, Daikin’s Special Permit, allowing shipment of charged equipment containing 12 kg – 20 kg of an A2L refrigerant, was approved by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Learn more here.

New Form I-9 Now Available

Beginning August 1, 2023, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published an updated Form I-9, which is used to verify employees’ identity and employment authorization. Read more in this blog post.

Comprehensive Preventative Care Includes Mental Health

Preventive care for adults involves a holistic approach to health, encompassing mental well-being, screenings for chronic conditions, and necessary immunizations. Studies indicate that the mental health of employees, especially recent college graduates, continues to be a significant concern. Check out this blog post to learn more.

Next Level Keynote Speaker Announced

Join us in Indianapolis, IN, October 16-17, 2023, for Next Level! This year’s Keynote Speaker, Jeff Butler, is an author and workplace strategist who explores human behavior within the working world. Learn more in this blog post.

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