Late-Breaking 2024 HVAC Summit News

NCI’s 21st Annual High-Performance HVAC™ Summit is coming! It is the gathering place for high-performance contractors across North America and is the only event focused on servicing, selling, and delivering High-Performance HVAC systems. Summit 2024 is September 10-13 in Asheville, NC.

Registration is open and room reservations are starting to fill up.

This year’s theme is OUTPERFORM! Make High-Performance HVAC™ Your Secret Weapon for 2025 and Beyond.

Join fellow High-Performance HVAC contractors in Asheville to explore ways to outperform your competition, delight customers, and lead your marketplace as you set your priorities for 2025 and beyond.

The 2024 conference includes 11 breakout sessions. This month, let’s focus on two of them:

The Air Upgrade Cure: A Simple Solution to HVAC Equipment Failures: NCI’s Vice President of Training, David Richardson, will present this session and focus on two of the most common issues for equipment failures: excessive external static pressure and improper airflow.

He will show you how to correct these problems with Air Upgrades via testing, diagnosing, and creating a predetermined scope of work.

Also, Bryan Orr, president of Kalos Services and HVAC School, will present How to Solve the Top 10 Inverter Installation Issues. Inverter tech isn’t new, but newer products hitting the market today are causing concern because technicians are still learning about it.

Bryan will share the most common inverter issues technicians may encounter in the field, and how his HVAC company solves them to provide HVAC systems that operate at peak performance.

If you want to see all 11 sessions in detail, go to If you have any questions, call 800/633-6017 and have our Customer Care representative help you.

NCI Member Martin Hoover is ACCA’s New Chairman

ACCA Chairman Martin Hoover
Martin Hoover

Congratulations to NCI member Martin Hoover on his recent appointment as chairman of the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA).

Hoover is co-owner of Empire Heating and Air Conditioning in Atlanta, GA. He has been a member of National Comfort Institute since 2004.

With more than 40 years in the HVAC Industry, he has been recognized with many awards including several American Standard, Amana and Daikin Dealer Awards; Contractors 2000 Performance Award; Conditioned Air Association of Georgia Contractor of the Year; and ACCA’s 2020 Distinguished Service Award.

Congratulations to Martin Hoover, The ACCA 2024-2025 chairman..

Welcome NCI’s New Partner: Shop-On-Fire

National Comfort Institute (NCI) is pleased to announce the addition of another partner to our Member Rewards Training Incentive Partner Program (TIPP). Welcome to Jeremiah Webb’s Shop On Fire, a national coaching organization focusing on CSR Training and Coaching, Technician Sales Training and Coaching, and Leadership Training and Coaching.

If you have any questions about membership, our TIPP program, or Shop On Fire, contact one of our NCI Customer Care Specialists at 800/633-7058.

Adam Mufich is NCI’s Newest Trainer

Adam Mufich has certifications from ACCA
Adam Mufich

National Comfort Institute (NCI) is pleased to announce the addition of Adam Mufich to its instructor corps.

Mufich’s family has been in the HVAC Industry in the Chicagoland area since before the 1970s. His grandfather was the chief engineer at several notable buildings in Chicago, including the historic Palmer House Hotel. His father first worked for Trane Comfort Corps in the 1970s, then opened a residential HVAC business in the early 1990s.

Adam worked for his father, then started A-Team Heating and Air in 2012. A-Team was dedicated to solving customer comfort issues by delivering the highest level of craftsmanship possible.

Mufich holds or has held certifications with NATE, NCI, Geothermal Alliance of Illinois, and ACCA.

Please join us in welcoming Adam Mufich to the NCI team.