ARLINGTON, Va. - The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) has announced that the week of April 17-23, 2005, will be the association's second annual National Indoor Comfort Week.

According to ACCA, National Indoor Comfort Week is an opportunity to showcase the positive impact that the HVACR industry has on health, safety, and overall quality of life.

"Few things have impacted American life as much as modern indoor environmental systems," said Paul T. Stalknecht, ACCA's president and CEO. "Yet they have become such a basic part of everyday living that few consumers stop to think about their importance! This contributes to a perceived image problem on the part of many in the HVACR contracting industry who fail to understand just how vital they are to their communities. At the same time, a lack of public outreach on the importance of indoor comfort makes it more difficult for contractors to expand into new, more profitable value-added products and services."

Official National Indoor Comfort Week logos can be downloaded for use in print and online materials from the association's Web site at

"This is an exciting opportunity for contractors across the country to 'show off' how proud we are of our industry, and our employees," Stalknecht said, "while reminding everyone of how important we are to the modern world."

Publication date: 04/04/2005