The Air Conditioning Contractors of America extended its best wishes to Illinois Sen. Barack Obama on his election as the next U.S. president in a Nov. 20 letter.

In the letter, ACCA President Paul Stalknecht said that ACCA members could help achieve energy independence and improve the economy through the creation of so-called green jobs.

Stalknecht asked the Obama administration to consider several policies that he said would improve the nation’s chances of achieving these goals. They included: promoting routine maintenance, which fixes HVAC problems while they are still small and inexpensive; relaxing HVAC equipment tax-depreciation rules; encouraging whole-building energy audits; and mandating HVAC system installations are done properly.

“ACCA welcomes the opportunity to work with your administration on ways to strengthen our economy, embrace sustainability for future generations, and maintain national security through energy independence,” Stalknecht wrote.

The rest of the letter can be read here.