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Join ACCA for Town Hall Meeting at Annual Conference

Join ACCA’s government relations team and Kyle Gargaro of ACHR NEWS for a town hall meeting at ACCA 2022 Conference and Expo in St. Louis.

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Update: Supreme Court Hearing Oral Arguments on Employer Vaccine Mandate

The Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments regarding President Biden’s OSHA vaccine mandate for employers with 100+ employees.

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Is My Heat Pump Doing What It’s Supposed To?

Do you look forward to checking a heat pump’s performance in the winter? Do you have a routine that you rely on? We are going to walk you through a process that gives a good indication of whether the system is doing what it is supposed to be doing, or not. The best part is you don’t have to buy any special tools and the process is easy, it just requires some simple math.

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Tech Talk: Testing Thermocouples

Those who have been in the HVAC business for an extended period know systems with thermocouples and standing pilots are becoming a thing of the past. However, many appliances in the field still utilize a standing pilot, and a good service technician should know how to diagnose thermocouple issues correctly.

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ACCA Proposes Airflow Balancing Instead of Duct Leakage Testing for Energy Code

Typically, a home energy rater will conduct duct leakage tests and leakage tests on the home’s building envelope in accordance with energy codes. ACCA has proposed adding a code exception to conduct an airflow balancing procedure instead, thus giving contractors an opportunity to provide a more valuable service. 

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Understanding a Defrost Board on a Heat Pump

It is vital for service technicians to have a solid understanding of how a heat pump works. One critical component of a heat pump system is the defrost control board. This blog article by ACCA’s Matt Akins will take you through the essential operation of a defrost control board and some basic troubleshooting.

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Update: Court Reinstates Vaccine Mandate for Large Employers

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit lifted the stay of OSHA’s vaccination, testing, and face covering emergency temporary standard (ETS), meaning that it is set to go into effect.

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ACCA Partners with HARDI, PHCC in Lawsuit Over EPA’s Disposable Cylinder Ban

ACCA has partnered with Heating, Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) and Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association (PHCC) in filing a petition to overturn the EPA’s ban on the use of disposable cylinders for HFC refrigerants, which we believe exceeds the authority granted to EPA under the AIM Act.

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Vaccine Mandate Update: Federal Judge Blocks Mandate for Federal Contractors Nationwide

A federal judge in Kentucky recently blocked President Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for federal contractors in Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee. Now, a federal judge in Georgia has temporarily halted the mandate for federal contractors nationwide.

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ACCA Meets with Congressman Mike Carey to Discuss Legislative Priorities

See the important takeaways from ACCA’s meeting with Congressman Mike Carey (OH-15) on the major legislative issues affecting the HVAC-R industry.

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Your Enthalpy is Showing!

Discover a simple process that produces a quality temperature measurement for an AC system and takes just a little more time than measuring a sensible-only temperature split.

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Vaccine Mandate for Federal Contractors Blocked in Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee

Learn more about a federal judge’s ruling halting the Biden Administration’s vaccine mandate in Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee, and what it means for your HVAC business.

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