HVAC Breaking News

Sept. 23, 2003: ACCA Guide Covers Mold, IAQ ‘Good Practices’

ARLINGTON, Va. — In a time of increasing litigation and concern over such things as mold and indoor air quality, the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) has produced a new resource guide as a recommended standard of care for moisture and contaminant control.

According to ACCA, Good HVAC Practices for Residential & Commercial Buildings: A Guide for Thermal, Moisture and Contaminant Control is designed to provide a model that contractors can use to demonstrate a level of performance in accordance with recognized industry practices in the design, installation, and maintenance of HVAC systems. The overriding theme of the document is that by using good practices, HVAC professionals can differentiate themselves in the eye of the consumer and reduce the risk of liability through fewer callbacks, improved long-term customer satisfaction, and greater equipment reliability, says the association.

The guidebook is divided into two sections. The first section, "Achieving Good Practices," offers contractors a roadmap that addresses many concerns customers (and insurance carriers) have, including humidity control deficiencies, moisture incursion, and contaminant emission and transport. This includes the new construction and replacement/retrofit markets. The second section, "Assuring Good Practices," frames a business opportunity for contractors who are positioned to embrace the presented concepts, says ACCA.

Jim Hussey, president of Marina Mechanical in San Leandro, Calif., and a past chairman of ACCA, originally developed the idea for the resource guide after meeting with contractors and insurers across the country. "Observing the good practices indicated in this guide will help contractors to differentiate themselves in the marketplace, better satisfy customer expectations, and ultimately, reduce liability exposures," he said.

Good HVAC Practices for Residential & Commercial Buildings costs $17.95 for members and $24.95 for nonmembers and is available online at www.acca.org or by calling 888-290-2220.

Publication date: 09/22/2003

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to The NEWS Magazine

Recent Articles by Greg Mazurkiewicz

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

2015 ACCA Conference

Images from the 2015 ACCA Conference in Grapevine, Texas. Posted on April 8, 2015.


NEWSMakers: Clint Schreck

Clint Schreck, general manager, Columbus Worthington Air, Columbus, Ohio, discusses winning Angie’s List Super Service Award, how to handle online reviews, and much more.

More Podcasts


NEWS 05-18-15 cover

2015 May 18

Check out the weekly edition of The NEWS today!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Legislation and Regulation

What legislative/regulatory issue is most important to you as a HVAC business owner?
View Results Poll Archive


2015 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

More Products

Clear Seas Research


Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.


Magazine image
Register today for complete access to ACHRNews.com. Get full access to the latest features, Extra Edition, and more.


facebook icontwitter iconyoutube iconLinkedIn i con