ARLINGTON, Va. — The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) announced that its Contractor Comfort Index (CCI) stood at 67 for December, up from 64 in November, showing that HVAC contractors are closing out 2013 with a solidly positive outlook on short-term growth.

The December CCI also shows that contractors are feeling substantially better about short-term growth than they were 12 months ago when the CCI was 52.

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: 12/30/2013

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