ACCA members are continuing their mildly optimistic outlook on business prospects, according to the group’s latest survey.

The January Contractor Comfort Index is 56, up three points from December and the same as in February 2010.

The index is comprised of the results of survey questions given to Air Conditioning Contractors of America members, who are asked how they feel about business prospects in the near term. Any number about 50 indicates most contractors feel positive about the industry’s future. Higher numbers show stronger positive feelings.

The next month index will be released at the end of this month.