In the world of home repair scams and schemes, the few promising guides are association recognition and licensure. So when it comes to your heating repairs and air conditioner fixes, which have the propensity to climb sky high in unforeseen repair costs, it’s important to know what HVAC associations to look out for, question, and review when finding your ideal HVAC contractor.
Three Major HVAC Associations
HVAC Associations require annual membership renewal, license requirements, and more that do a lot of the screening homeowners need to look out for when it comes to choosing an HVAC contractor. So which HVAC associations are the best to look for? Here’s the top three to start with.
Air Movement and Control Association (AMCA)
The AMCA is a leading association in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning industry providing education, legislation and protection, and industry standards. The Air Movement and Control Association also creates industry benchmarks many HVAC professionals hold themselves to such as air duct size requirements. According to their website, their “mission comprises only a handful of words: … to advance the health, growth and integrity of the air movement and control industry. But our commitment and service to that industry is vast, deep and multifaceted.We take our role very seriously, and that is why we have earned and maintained the trust of professionals around the world.”
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
One of the most influential associations in the HVAC industry, the ASHRAE is comprised of the leaders in the heating and cooling industry. They offer industry certifications, education, and is the largest associations in the HVACR industry. Their notable annual meeting is a single date that brings association members together to learn more about upcoming tech in the HVAC world and to learn from some of the best in the business.
Indoor Environment Energy Efficiency Association (ACCA)
The ACCA or Indoor Environment Energy Efficiency Association (try saying that 5 times fast) represents not only HVAC contracts, but also customers, and vendors making it one of the most unique associations in the HVAC industry. The ACCA website features a “find a contractor” feature meaning you can skip right over the screening process and let the Indoor Environment Energy Efficiency Association do the hard work for you. The ACCA is headquarters in our backyard, Arlington, Virginia, and is also heavily involved in industry advocacy and legislation.
So regarding of which HVAC contractor you choose, definitely makes sure they’re backed by these outstanding organizations that promise not only industry expertise, but also minimum requirements to join, accreditation as well as education to local HVAC companies who are potentially servicing both you and your neighbor’s homes.
KCS Heating and Air is a member of a few of these organizations and prides itself on providing Northern Virginia with the best HVAC services in the business. Interested in learning more? Feel free to reach out to the team or check out our online reviews to see other happy KCS clients!