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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.

A New Year, But A Lot of Work Still

The winter months are now here – as is the end of my term as ACCA Chairman. Needless to say, […]

Tech Challenge January 2021

A beer cooler utilizing R-134a with a TXV metering device with receiver, has a customer complaint of “warm product.” The […]

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Lay Offs and Rehires for Employers

A member asked ACCA about how to properly and legally lay off employees that they will need to rehire when business picks up during the busy season.

Advocating on Behalf of Our Members

This election season, and the challenges our country has faced was not easy for any of us, but I encourage […]

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Congress Includes Several Contractor Priorities, AIM Act in Spending Bill

Congress has passed a $2.3 trillion dollar spending bill, which includes $900 billion in COVID-19 related stimulus. ACCA is pleased to announce that several provisions will benefit contractors have been included in the agreement.

The 411 on A2L Refrigerant Training

A brand new course just hit the ACCA education catalog, A2L Mildly Flammable Refrigerant training. A2L mildly-flammable refrigerants will be […]

How are QA Contractors Prioritized for Sales Leads?

If you have not had a chance to visit the Quality Assured (QA) Contractor Directory located on the ACCA website […]

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Compensating an Employee for Court-Related Activities

A member asked ACCA about whether or not they must compensate employees for court-related activities that are due to an accident that happened in a company vehicle.

For Your Safety: Red Flag

It is that time of year again. The time when HVAC professionals identify serious safety faults during maintenance inspections and […]

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ACCA Template for Members to Request Exemption From Leak Testing Ducts Within Thermal Envelope

The 2021 edition of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) has added a new leak testing requirement for ducts located within the thermal envelope.  Previous editions had exempted such testing for those locations.

Free Safety Resources from Federated

Since safety is such a critical part of a successful business, ACCA Corporate Partner, Federated Insurance, offers members free safety […]

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Field Testing Natural Draft Gas Appliances for Safety

At this time of year, consumers are turning on the heat.  Because of this, the gas appliance venting system must be inspected and tested to ensure safe operation.

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