Comfort Connection - October 2020

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CHCC is the premiere HVAC Contractor's association in Connecticut, serving 180+ member companies statewide, our members success is our business. We strive to deliver innovative educational programs and networking events that contribute to your business and future success in today's competitive local market. Comfort Connection is your monthly publication with all of the association events and happenings as well as industry news and vendors who support your industry. CHCC - Supporting the Industry that Supports You

HVAC GOLF CLASSIC & TRADE SHOW - ALL IN ONE!

A special thank you to all who participated in this years event. Despite being thrown multiple curveballs, continual changes and many uncertainties, not to mention the weather (hadn't rained in what felt like months), we pulled off a much needed day of great networking and fun while staying within guidelines. This year brought out 144 Golfers (two full shotguns)! Two dozen vendors and many wonderful industry leaders who lent their name in support. Cheers to this industry for all your support!
FEEDBACK
Venue, location, joint event, food truck fair, open bar, morning, evening, week day, weekend, time of year, duration, company picnic style... ideas and input have been great - keep it coming!
Your Opinion Matters!  
Instead of sending a typical survey, we want to hear from you. Pick up the phone and give us a call, or send us a quick email with your feedback on this years event. Knowing this was not a typical year for trade show and attendance was not there - we sold out with two full courses on golf. We want your venue feedback, breakfast, lunch, pizza truck, cupcakes, Bloody Mary's, speed of golf, virtual raffle, etc. Do we open bocci? bring in some music? Would you participate again? Are you bummed you missed us? Let us know! We take your thoughts and try to make them happen next year.

We have openings on the trade show committee and will be scheduling a 2021 planning session within in the next few weeks. If you have feedback on the event, suggestions, ideas or just want to be part of the planning - please let us know, contact CHCC Executive Director Jenn Jennings, jjennings@chcca.net, (860) 533-1163, CHCC President, Joe DeFusco, Golf Committee Chairman Chris Perley or Trade Show Committee Chairman Don Wheeler.
At CHCC we gratefully welcome and acknowledge the input of all of our members. Together, our mission to strengthen and further trade relations, attract, educate and train necessary manpower, represent members at all levels of government and review and establish quality standards and procedures can be realized. A Special thanks to those who have contributed.

CHCC is a non profit trade association coming up on our 49th year of service. We are small, but the largest HVAC organization in CT (180 Members), we are local (Connecticut based) and we are your Voice! We are here to serve our membership, to enhance and to better he HVAC Industry. Event sponsorship continues to be, an effective way of increasing the visibility of our associate members. 

Industry Trade Associations play important roles in promoting trade laws, providing networking opportunities among competitors, providing a voice for the industry when it comes to regulations and new legislation and providing tools such as best practices, code updates, classes and more for our industry.

Please take note of the event sponsors, the companies that support the industry that supports you!

2019: Back Row - Chris Perley, Ralph Fico, Jim Chard, Eric D'Eramo, Joe DeFusco, Bryan Mackenzie, Hank Cullinane, Front Row - Jenn Jennings, Victoria Herrmann, Not Pictured: Don Wheeler, Matt Briand, Nick Nedjoika, Brent Davenport, Steve Zagurski
Saturday, October 17, 2020
Courtyard Marriott, Cromwell

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MEMBERSHIP

In uncertain times, your trade association is here to serve you. Interested in joining Connecticut Heating & Cooling Contractors Association? Click the link below to find out more, Membership & Contest Details.
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INDUSTRY NEWS & ARTICLES

Housing permits jump statewide in September
Permits for new housing across the state surged in September, for the third monthly increase this year, according to new data.

A total of 649 new permits were issued across Connecticut last month, up from 485 in August and 352 in Sept. 2019, for an 84.4% increase year-over-year, according to the state Department of Economic and Community Development, citing U.S. Census Bureau data.
(Click Here to Read More from the Hartford Business Journal).

COVID-19 STATE OF CONNECTICUT

FULL LISTING OF ALL COVID-19 EXECUTIVE ORDERS

Some valuable resources:

Under the recently issued sector guidelines for Reopening (May 20th), note that almost all of them have a category for "Ventilation" - which states that these businesses/offices/facilities are to:

Increase ventilation rates and increase the percentage of outdoor air that circulates into the system where possible.

And for restaurants, which as of right now will be for outdoor only dining, it still says that this would apply to indoor operational areas like the kitchen, etc.

Here are the sector rules:

https://portal.ct.gov/DECD/Content/Coronavirus-Business-Recovery/Sector-Rules-for-May-20-Reopen

Also, for CHCC members (especially those that may hold P licenses), DPH has recently issued some Return to Service Guidance for Building Water Systems, including hot water tanks and boilers.  Link below:

https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/Departments-and-Agencies/DPH/dph/drinking_water/pdf/COVID-19-Return-to-Service-Guidance.pdf

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CHCC PROGRAMS

CHCC Code Committee is kicking off a series of virtual webinars featuring a collection of timely and emerging topics pertinent to residential and commercial buildings.

This new Code Connection Series will provide an opportunity to highlight key issues and challenges, recent updates and an overview of codes of interest to Connecticut HVAC/R & Plumbing Contractors.

Seminars will be held weekly beginning mid November. Each will materialize across a range of engaging formats, from powerpoint, to video overview to interactive discussions. This is a members exclusive series.

Stay tuned for dates and registration details in the coming weeks or visit us at www.chcca.net. In the mean time, make sure to subscribe to our member exclusive code forum on facebook.

NEW FORUM!!!! Founded and monitored by CHCC Code Committee Chairman, Hank Cullinane. If you are involved in the design, approval, installation or service of HVAC systems, you have experienced the frustration of finding and interpreting building code requirements.

Often, there is no good online resource to help answer questions regarding common code requirements.

Code Connection Forum brought to you by the Connecticut Heating & Cooling Contractors Association, is a member resource for contractors, engineers and code officials to ask questions and or seek out answers to common code questions. Ask to join the group on facebook

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CHCC Members can add this onto their membership for $25 (a 50% discount).Open up a whole new world of discounts, rebate checks, a nationwide network and more.

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CHCC 401(k) Opportunity

As an association, we are constantly trying to provide more value to our members. As such, we have launched a group retirement plan benefit exclusively for our contractors. By relying on the bargaining power of a large group.

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