ACCA wants the HVAC manufacturers to develop open,
universal communication protocols.
ACCA, a U.S. association of HVAC/R contractors, is
urging the industry’s manufacturers to become engaged in
the development and implementation of universal
ACCA said that, similar to the automotive industry,
initial objectives would be the development of a common
set of error codes and a standardized access method
(e.g., connection port or wireless) for data collection.
Developing and implementing universal communication
protocols and diagnostic tools for HVACR equipment will
have numerous benefits, positioning the industry to
overcome some of its toughest challenges.
Improved ability to properly diagnose system problems
the first time, limiting misdiagnosed equipment and
Improved opportunities to provide better
service/maintenance contracts through improved
Increased productivity through potential failure alerts
and prognostics that identify potential failure points.
Help OEMs with installation verification of their
equipment (and subsequent warranty issues).
Reduced service and installation costs for contractors
through better and more reliable equipment/system
information and analysis.
The ability to show potential next generation workers
that the industry embraces technology.
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