ARLINGTON, Va. — The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) announced that its Contractor Comfort Index (CCI) for April jumped to 71, the highest the CCI has ever been in the three years ACCA has been tracking HVAC contractors’ opinions on short-term economic growth. The March score was 65.

The CCI also shows that contractors are feeling more confident than they were 12 months earlier when the score was 68.

The CCI is calculated based on a survey of the association’s HVAC 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.

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Publication date: 5/6/2013