ARLINGTON, Va. — The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) reported that its Contractor Comfort Index (CCI) indicates that contractors are continuing their cautiously optimistic outlook for 2013. For February 2013, the CCI is 58. The CCI also shows that contractors are feeling about the same as they were 12 months earlier when the CCI was 57.

The CCI is calculated based on a survey of ACCA’s contractor members, who are asked how positive they feel about new business prospects, existing business activity, and expected staffing decisions in the short-term future. Weighted and averaged into one number, a CCI of 50 or above reflects anticipated growth.

The CCI is released prior to the start of each month; the next index number will be released during the last week of March.

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Publication date: 2/25/2013