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SPFA often are a great place to find those
quality contractors. That's not to say
someone who isn't part of an association doesn't do quality, reputable work;
they may simply not have joined yet.
ACCA has over 4,000 member companies, and those companies do about half
of the work in the U.S. each year, so it
certainly is a great place for the consumer to start. "Otherwise," he said, "the
consumer is really risking their investment, when they blindly hire one of the
650,000 people the U.S. Department
of Energy estimates are employed in
HVAC-R industry."
Those part of the association, James
said, tend to be focused on improving the industry as a whole; heating
and air conditioning equipment is the

largest consumer of energy nationwide,
accounting for roughly 50 percent of
a home's total energy consumption,
so ensuring proper sizing and installation can have a significant impact.
This equipment is also the single largest home investment, with a lifespan
of 10-15 years, so getting the installation correct is essential to maximizing
the investment.
Other resources include the likes
of RESNET (the Residential Energy
Services Network), and BPI (Building
Performance Institute). RESNET auditors,
for example, will work with insulation
contractors and HVAC contractors to
do proper testing and make appropriate best practice recommendations, in
addition to measuring home energy

I believe-and espouse in each of my
training presentations-that every
spray foam contractor should be joined at
the hip with an HVAC contractor," said
Mac Sheldon, industry veteran and founder
of Sheldon Consulting."

efficiency through the Home Energy
Rating System (HERS) Index.
"As a best practice, we recommend
contractors work with someone who
knows how to diagnose a house," Duncan
said. "What we don't like to see is a contractor installing spray foam in an existing
home without knowing the air exchange
in the home before and after the installation. This can lead to odor or ventilation
problems that may need to be corrected."
As for consumers, they often have no
idea what's needed-with either spray
foam or an HVAC system.
"Ninety percent of HVAC replacements happen at the point of breakdown," James said. They're also usually
in the hottest-or coldest-parts of the
year. "That lends itself to consumers making bad decisions." They may
assume they need the same size system
as the one they're replacing-even if
conditions have changed, such as the
addition of a new roof, replacement windows or spray foam. Then there's the
"guy factor," as James puts it, where bigger and stronger is always better-even
if it's really not.
As a result, ACCA also pushes for
onboard diagnostic equipment to be rule
of thumb-among other requirements.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of SPRAYFOAM Professional - Summer 2017

Sprayfoam 2017 Wrap Up
How SPF and Hvac Contractors Should Work Together
Bringing Spray Foam to Social Media
2017 SPFA Contractor Awards
California STSC Announces Next Regulatory Stage for SPF
Engaged Employees Make or Break Your Business
Ask the Expert
Executive Director’s Corner
President’s Post
Foam Business News
SPFA Today – Membership News & Numbers
Legislative Update
Calendar of Events
Index of Advertisers | Advertisers.com
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Summer 2017 - Intro
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Summer 2017 - cover1
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SPRAYFOAM Professional - Summer 2017 - Executive Director’s Corner
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SPRAYFOAM Professional - Summer 2017 - President’s Post
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SPRAYFOAM Professional - Summer 2017 - Foam Business News
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SPRAYFOAM Professional - Summer 2017 - SPFA Today – Membership News & Numbers
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SPRAYFOAM Professional - Summer 2017 - Sprayfoam 2017 Wrap Up
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SPRAYFOAM Professional - Summer 2017 - Legislative Update
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SPRAYFOAM Professional - Summer 2017 - How SPF and Hvac Contractors Should Work Together
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SPRAYFOAM Professional - Summer 2017 - Bringing Spray Foam to Social Media
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SPRAYFOAM Professional - Summer 2017 - 2017 SPFA Contractor Awards
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SPRAYFOAM Professional - Summer 2017 - California STSC Announces Next Regulatory Stage for SPF
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