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Managing Expectations: Set the Table

Managing expectations is a big part of making customers happy. When it comes to an HVAC system conditioning a home, taking the time to prep end–users can go a long way. The paragraph […]

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Three Month Forecast: Plan For Maintenance, Education, and Sales

The forecast for fall looks mild, a welcome break from a brutal summer. Continue reading for strategies on how to use this time wisely and prepare for the future.

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Back to the Future— Regional Efficiency Standards Update

Every six years, your Department of Energy (DOE) sets new minimum efficiency requirements based on the effects of energy usage. Continue reading to learn what this means for the HVACR industry.

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An Introduction to Electrical Troubleshooting— Part 1

Electrical problems are by far the most common problems encountered in the field. As a service technician, you will spend a lot of time testing electrical circuits and components. Continue reading to learn a consistent and helpful method for electrical troubleshooting.

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Do You Measure Airflow?

What is acceptable airflow? ACCA’s Ed Janowiak explains the importance of measuring airflow and shares tips on how to do so easily. Continue reading to learn more.

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Bipolar Ionization – The Jury is Still Out

Recent research on the performance of bipolar ionization devices shows they have little or no impact. Continue reading to learn more.

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Rules of thumb, friend, or foe?

ACCA’s Manager of HVAC Design, Ed Janowiak, explains that if he’s going to use a rule of thumb, it has to be one that is based on math, not something that is made up or convenient. Continue reading to learn more.

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Electrical Safety and Business Opportunity

Exposure to a variety of environments and settings can drive up the safety risks for technicians, especially when working with electricity. To learn more about electrical safety, continue reading.

Our QA Contractor Directory Generates Sales Leads!

If you have not had the chance to visit the Quality Assured (QA) Contractor Directory, you should! It provides a place […]

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ACCA Challenges Rejection of Code Proposal for Attic Stairs

ACCA is challenging the IRC – Mechanical Committee’s rejection of ACCA’s proposal to revise the International Residential Code so that it requires the installation of pull-down stairs to access equipment or appliances located in attics for servicing. David Bixby explains how ACCA has modified its proposal for clarification.

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Let it Breathe

Airflow is critical to a system, both inside and out. ACCA’s Matt Akins dives into the importance of the condenser coil and how airflow impacts a system’s overall health.

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The S doesn’t stand for secret

Have you ever caught yourself pondering, “would a different indoor coil help with dehumidification,” or, “how does airflow affect efficiency?” The capacities and efficiencies that our equipment operates at can be manipulated in multiple ways. Understanding the fundamentals of how equipment functions and where to obtain this information can eliminate potential problems before they can even start.

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