Public Review Period Has a Comment Deadline of Feb. 16, 2015
January 14, 2015
The Air Conditioning Contractors of America Educational Institute (ACCA-EI) Standards Task Team (STT) has announced an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) public review period for its BSR/ACCA 14 QMref -201x, “Quality Maintenance of Commercial Refrigeration Systems” as a revised industry standard.
HVACR Index Shows Contractors Are Positive About Growth
January 2, 2015
ACCA announced that its December Contractor Comfort Index (CCI) shows that HVACR contractors closed out 2014 feeling positive about short-term growth. The CCI for December 2014 was 71. This was up four points over December 2013 when the CCI was 67.
Aids in the Enforcement of Code Requirements Related to HVAC System Design
December 5, 2014
ACCA has released a new video series aimed at helping code officials understand the residential HVAC design process. The three-part series, “What Code Officials Need to Know about HVAC System Design,” gives an overview of the steps involved in doing a load calculation, equipment selection, and duct sizing.
In an effort to make it easier for technicians to install, service, diagnose, and troubleshoot HVACR equipment, ACCA’s Board of Directors adopted a motion “to implore the manufacturers of HVAC equipment to develop and implement open [nonproprietary], universal, onboard diagnostic [OBD] communication protocols.”
Contractor Organization Says This Would Provide Numerous Benefits
October 23, 2014
ACCA is urging HVAC industry manufacturers to become engaged in the development and implementation of universal communication protocols for equipment commissioning and ongoing diagnosis for the purposes of ensuring that HVAC equipment is properly installed and maintained.