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Treasury Announces Guidance on Inflation Reduction Act

Recently, the Treasury Department released initial guidance on the Inflation Reduction Act’s labor requirements concerning Section 179D and several other energy tax incentives. We have broken it down into some easy-to-understand points and links to lead you to more information about each topic.

Stay Frosty

Depending on the part of the country you’re in, you may be pelted with stories about the severe winter ahead. Whether you’re in the “danger zone” or your region does not expect anything too bad…it’s still winter. Everyone needs to take precautions.

To Ohm Or Not To Ohm

It’s winter, so technicians will work on the client’s heating systems. This article teaches field staff one way of diagnosing furnace gas valves. If you want to know if using ohm testing on furnace gas valves is appropriate, take a few minutes and read this article.

Static Pressure Measurements and the Truth

Have you ever been convinced something was a certain way or would work out because that’s just the way it is? Me too. I like measuring stuff to see if I’m right or not. In this month’s blog I’m going to share a few tests I performed and we’ll see if my premonitions were correct or not.

Air Conditioners: Future Museum Exhibits?

I can envision a future where the only place you’ll see an air conditioner… is in a museum. Why?

Get Ready for January and Regional Efficiency Standards!

Get Ready for January and Regional Efficiency Standards: ACCA’s Codes & Coffee on October 19 featured Alex Ayers of HARDI who provided valuable insights on the new AC and heat pump efficiency standards. Contractors need to get ready for January now, especially in the Southern regions of the U.S. 

Compressor Locked Rotor Diagnostic

Single-phase compressors have three windings, COMMON, START, and RUN. All of this plays an essential role in getting the compressor to start and pump. So, aside from possible refrigerant issues like stuck closed TXVs or other problems, it is vital to understand how to properly check out a compressor that doesn’t seem to want to “get up and go!”

Take Care of Business & Watch Your Back

Take Care of Business (TCB), don’t risk hurting your company after January 1, 2023. Regional efficiency standards will become effective, so follow the rules.

Representative Welch Introduces E-Access Act

Representative Peter Welch (D-VT) introduced the E-Access Act, a bill to empower consumers with reliable access to their electric energy and natural gas consumption information.

Clean Energy Jobs Act Introduced

Senators Martin Heinrich (D-NM) and Tina Smith (D-MN) have introduced the Clean Energy Jobs Act, legislation that emphasizes and encourages the training and development of a clean energy workforce.

Workplace Theft—Who’s Liable?

No one wants to learn that their employee has stolen from a customer, but it’s always best to be prepared for the worst while hoping for the best. In this blog, ACCA Legal Expert Brooke Duncan III dives into who is liable if one of your employees steals from a customer. Legal Tools is a benefit of ACCA membership.

Solving the Solvent Conundrum

Have you ever considered flushing your line sets? Or are you currently? In this month’s blog, we will cover some options that will determine when to make pigs fly.

Should You Have A Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Statement?

While it is important to foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace, do you need to provide a written statement on the matter? ACCA’s legal expert, Brooke Duncan III dives into DEI.  Legal Tools is a benefit of ACCA membership so feel free to submit questions or suggestions for future articles by contacting Natalie D’Apolito, ACCA communications coordinator, at natalie.dapolito@acca.org.

ACCA Member Ed Lehr Testifies for You!

ACCA member Ed Lehr testified earlier this month at the NFPA Standards Council’s hearing in Boston. Lehr testified in support of appeals submitted by ACCA and other organizations regarding the National Electrical Code (NEC). The appeals were to urge the Council to fix a bad code change by expanding the current exemption to cover all outdoor HVAC equipment from the NEC requirement for GFCI protection.

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