ARLINGTON, Va. — The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) announced that its Contractor Comfort Index (CCI) for September was 67, up from 66 in August, indicating that HVAC contractors’ outlook on short-term growth is continuing to be strongly positive.

The CCI also shows that contractors are feeling significantly more positive about growth than they were 12 months ago when the CCI was 56.

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: 9/30/2013

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