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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.

Service & Emotional Intelligence

The best service professionals have intuition that enables them to quickly size up both a situation and the people involved.  […]

Find Fire Before Fire Finds You

A pile of oily rags; an old power strip; a cigarette discarded in the wrong spot — fire risks can […]

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Georgia’s Massive Electoral Implications

Republicans in Congress, and particularly those in the Senate, fared far better in this election than experts expected them to. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (KY), Senator Lindsey Graham (SC), Senator Joni Ernst (IA), Senator John Coryn (TX), and Senator Susan Collins (ME) all coasted to relatively comfortable victories in races which their opponents were heavily funded, and that were also projected to be much tighter.

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Recognizing the Invaluable Service of Veterans in the HVACR Industry

As Veterans Day approaches on November 11, we remind ourselves of the sacrifices and bravery of all the American veterans who have served our country in the United States Armed Forces. The qualities of loyalty, integrity, honorable service, and respect are not just confined to the military service of these men and women; Rather, it is important to recognize how veterans bring these same qualities to their indispensable service in the HVACR industry.

ACCA Has Been Busy Working for You

Where did summer go? Between the hot days, hot customers, and keeping up with demand, time has flown by and […]

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Protect a Life, Make a Nickel

We know that carbon monoxide (CO) is dangerous. We also believe that CO alarms will alert us to dangerous levels of CO. But a study conducted in 2011 of residential carbon monoxide alarms found that more than half failed to function correctly, alarming too early or too late. Forty percent of detectors failed to alarm in hazardous concentrations, despite outward indications that they were operating as intended.  The study’s sample size was extremely small, but the implications are enormous, and the opportunity to protect your customers is tremendous.

What Lies Beyond 2020?

It goes without saying that 2020 has been an incredibly tumultuous year for us all. Between the global pandemic and […]

Office Theft: Are Checks and Balances in Place? Part 1

We have all heard the stories. A company had unbelievable amounts of money stolen by a trusted office employee. Sometimes it’s less than a thousand […]

Making Manual S “Super”

ACCA’s Manual S: Residential Equipment Selection is under revision as part of the routine requirements set by the American National Standards […]

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Income Statement Insights

Cool Insights, Air Conditioning Contractors of America’s Contractor Financial & Operating Performance Report, presents a unique and detailed analysis of financial results from Air Conditioning Contractors across the country. ACCA’s compilation of financial and operations data, drawn from over 153 company surveys, is segmented by a host of factors to ensure your HVAC business is comparatively exceeding the industry average.

Carrier’s Healthy Homes Initiative: Improving Indoor Air Quality and Safety in Homes

These days, many people are spending more time at home than ever before. It is imperative that we all work […]

Cultural Diversity & Inclusion in the HVACR Community

It’s no secret that the heating, cooling & refrigeration industries have historically been dominated by males, predominantly heterosexual, Caucasian males, […]

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