Summer 2020 Comfort Connection

Comfort Connection,

Doesn't seem possible... September is just around the corner! Register for our Trade show/Golf Tournament today before it sells out!

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


The CHCC Trade Show Committee & Golf Committee put a great deal of thought and review of survey feedback from both attendees and vendors last fall when we decided to move the show to a joint event in the fall of 2020... With that said - what a change! This event is social distancing at it's best with an info packed show (new format) under the large pavilion at New England's Largest Golf Complex with a sell out golf tournament, dinner and raffle to follow! DO NOT MISS THIS EVENT!!
During these times of crisis, golfing is a fantastic way to get away from it all and get into the fresh air of the outdoors. Golf provides a pathway to better health for the individual – it reduces anxiety, decreases the effects of depression, brings stress levels down, & offers therapeutic benefits for the golfer. And, above all else, golfing is one of the best social distancing sports during this time and as we know... CHCC's tournament is a SELL OUT year after year! CAPACITY IS LIMITED - RESERVE YOUR FOURSOME TODAY!
COVID-19 Guidelines bring changes... 

2020 Changes & Schedule Overview

Due to limited availability remaining - we are prepared to take multiple courses.

Due to potential continued social distancing requirements we will not be hosting our typical dinner / raffle following golf, instead we will have multiple Food Trucks (including of course the Pizza Truck), Dessert Trucks, BBQ and Beverage Stations scattered throughout the course. You will not leave hungry!

Raffle - we have many great raffle items from booze baskets, to foursomes, clubs, coolers, a drone and many more... we will sell raffle tickets online prior to the event, as well as at registration and on a tee throughout the event. We will host a virtual drawing and Jenn Jennings will deliver all prizes following the event.

TRADE SHOW - we may have been ahead of the game by moving this years show to an outdoor (under pavilion venue and pushing it to the fall). We have a limited amount of table tops available under the pavilion (the show will be open for 2 Hours prior to golf) we will manage crowd capacity and have one way isles. In addition to the show - we have a limited amount of premium booths to be setup on the Tees. This will provide our vendors an opportunity to have literature available on the tee for distribution and / or have a captive audience as each foursome comes through...

Yes, this may slow play, however, with all of the food, information, networking and much needed fun... we will adapt together. The only constant in life is change... and 2020 has certainly been filled with changes.

With all of that said... 2020 has also shined the spotlight on the HVAC industry, with COVID-19 mandates pushing ventilation and driving Indoor Air Quality sales... then came July, Heat Advisories were in effect through much of the month as the heat index reached the triple digits driving A/C sales and service... So as we plug through the so called Sunday of Summer... (August), September will be here before you now it... cooler weather and the HVAC industry's much deserved day off fun! DO NOT MISS THIS SELL OUT EVENT - We look forward to seeing you all.
Looking to maximize your company's visibility? In addition to the booth opportunities, we have various sponsorships available from logos on bags, hand sanitizer and masks, to hole sponsorship, food truck sponsorship and raffle items available to sponsor!! 
Saturday, October 17, 2020
Courtyard Marriott, Cromwell

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Dues are annual and based on company type (Contractor $300, Associate $575, Student $25, or Affiliate $100) *Affiliate Membership is open to trade school instructors and building officials only. Joining now, the remainder of the year is only 50% of the annual dues amount. 

We hope you find the guidance we provide valuable and look forward to having you as a CHCC member. 

To our existing members - Cheers, we can't wait to see you all at the HVAC/R Golf & Trade Show Summit, September 29th at Tunxis Country Club (the largest golf complex in New England).

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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"Back to School" Ventilation Guidance Issued

The Connecticut Department of Education recently released their much-anticipated reopening plan for Connecticut's public schools to return in the fall. And although the plan continues to change by district... The ventilation and operations component remain constant. The School facilities and operations considerations are a key aspect of the plan and guidelines, and like other buildings that have reopened around the state, ventilation and HVAC considerations are an important component.  The Connecticut Department of Public Health released new "Guidelines for School Systems Operation of Central and non-Central Ventilation Systems during the COVID-19 Pandemic".  HVAC contractors working with or in the public schools should review the guidelines which detail building ventilation considerations before, upon, and after reopening.  The complete DPH guidelines are linked here:



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:

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:

Before resuming business operations, check the building to see if it’s ready for occupancy:


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

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