Here at the Rescheck blog we realize everyone from the consumer, to the architect, to the contractor is affected by this pandemic. We will remain open and wanted to take a moment to recognize the brave work of the ACCA in protecting HVAC-R contractors during these trying times, and also the HVAC-R contractors and professionals who enter uncertainty everyday to help others.
First, lets look at a few definitions.
The ACCA is the largest HVAC contractor organization in the United States and stands for Air Conditioning Contractors of America. They provide excellent resources, training, data, certifications, and standards that have revolutionized the HVAC industry since their roots in the early part of the 20th century.
An HVAC-R contractor is professional contractors involved in the installation and repair of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems.
The ACCA is actively involved at this moment in lobbying State and Federal officials to allow HVAC-R contractors to continue to provide their services.
Some essential areas that HVAC-R professionals may need access to are:
Supply Chain Factories
Server Rooms at Information Technology centers.
At the moment the weather is mild, but imagine for a second that a local HVAC contractor was not able to move freely to repair a HVAC unit at a nursing home in July. The event could prove catastrophic. What if a grocery store refrigerator went down and the HVAC contractor was blocked from entering a town for a repair. How about if Google, Facebook, or Microsoft air conditioning went on the fritz at a data center and servers melted down during the middle of the summer. Keep in mind this is an airborne disease so even home ventilation system repair and maintenance could prove paramount in defeating this evil foe.
All these scenarios could take place but through the pro active measure of the ACCA none of this should happen.
If you would like to read the letter that the ACCA forwarded to federal and state officials you can see it here. Read Here
Would you consider sending a letter? To your local representative, congressman, mayor, sheriff, senator, or legislator?