ARLINGTON, Va. — ACCA’s August Contractor Comfort Index (CCI) scored a 78, showing a positive short-term outlook from HVAC contractors as summer draws to a close.

The results show that contractors are feeling about the same as they were 12 months ago, when the CCI registered a 76.

ACCA’s CCI is calculated based on a survey of the association’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 higher reflects anticipated growth.

ACCA began measuring contractor attitudes toward short-term economic growth with the CCI in February 2010.

Publication date: 10/05/2015 

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