WASHINGTON - The National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) announced that a draft version of its standard, “Assessment, Cleaning, and Restoration (ACR) of HVAC Systems” is now available for public review and comment. NADCA’s first standard was published in 1992 and since then, the standard has been internationally recognized and referenced by regulators, consumer advocates, and other experts as a trustworthy and comprehensive compilation of best practices in the inspection, maintenance, and restoration of HVAC systems.

The draft ACR standard is a significant departure from previous versions, and is written to be used not only by HVAC professionals but also by residential, commercial, and institutional consumers. These changes are the result of significant feedback from HVAC professionals, building owners, regulators, and other stakeholders to NADCA’s Standards Committee.

“Previous editions of the ACR standard were comprehensive documents that detailed best practices in the industry, but over time the standard has become overly complex,” explained NADCA President Buck Sheppard. “This new edition of the ACR standard replaces pages of technical details with a set of 10 standard requirements that, when followed, ensure high quality performance for maintaining HVAC systems. One of our primary goals with this new style of standard is to empower end users by making it easier for them to understand what to expect from their contractor.”

For more information, visit www.nadca.com.

Publication date:08/17/2009