What the ACCA Seal Means When You See It on Your HVAC Contractor’s Website
If you’ve dealt with heating and air conditioning contractors before, you may have noticed the initials, ACCA, and wondered what they stood for? ACCA stands for Air Conditioning Contractors of America. The ACCA seal means an HVAC contractor is a member of the group that writes the standards for indoor environmental systems. ACCA is committed to energy efficiency, professional contracting and healthful indoor environments. In essence, the ACCA seal means the contractor is recognized as a legitimate professional.
ACCA-approved contractors are held to a rigid quality standard that all contractors must meet with satisfaction before they can carry the ACCA seal. You can bet an ACCA contractor knows how to improve your home’s energy efficiency without sacrificing comfort, and will provide top-notch service and solutions. Only the best contractors are ACCA members. ACCA provides customers with a checklist to ensure that their HVAC needs are met by contractors. This checklist is what ACCA uses as a standard for all its members, and includes the following:
- Did the contractor review the load calculation with the homeowner? Contractors need to review a wide array of factors in addition to the size and layout of your home, such as ventilation, types of windows, airtightness and insulation, before installing a heating or cooling system.
- Did the contractor explain why the unit they are installing is the correct size?
- Did the contractor prove the unit will provide the stated efficiency?
ACCA contractors make it a point to keep the customer in the loop and explain why the products they install are necessary.
ACCA members know all of the best ways to address your indoor environmental needs. For example, ACCA developed the industry-standard guidelines (Manuals J, S and D) for calculating the proper heating and cooling loads for a house, as well as sizing and installing the cooling or heating equipment. ACCA contractors employ every test and calculation to ensure your energy usage is at top performance, and that the heating and cooling systems are operating at optimum efficiency.
For a professional ACCA member contractor, please contact us at Davis Air Conditioning & Heating. Trust the technicians at Davis A/C to help you find ways to lower your power bill as well as to raise your comfort level this summer.
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