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Celebrate National HVAC Technicians Day with Preferred Hood & Duct

air duct cleaningLet’s show some appreciation for the HVAC technicians that help us stay cool through the summer heat by celebrating National HVAC Tech Day, recognized on June 22, 2017.

Many of us are already cranking our central air conditioners to stay cool through this year’s already sweltering summer heat. The luxury of being able to stay in the comfort of our air-conditioned homes wasn’t always around. Heating and cooling systems came into existence during the 1900s, but continue to improve. HVAC technicians help to clean, maintain, repair and replace HVAC systems to improve air quality, energy efficiency and more.

Summer would be a lot less comfortable without them!  Continue reading “Celebrate National HVAC Technicians Day with Preferred Hood & Duct”

ACCA’s Updated HVAC System Cleanliness Standard Approved by ANSI

air duct cleaningAs with any other industry, HVAC cleaning relies on a strict set of standards. Set by the Air Conditioning Contractors of America, these guidelines for the HVAC cleaning industry are called Restoring the Cleanliness of HVAC Systems standard, or the ACCA 6 QR – 2015.

New guidelines were recently approved by the American National Standards institute (ANSI) for the first time since 2007. The new guidelines have been clarified for language and streamlined for efficiency, with updated references and citations.

According to the updated ANSI/ACCA 6 QR – 2015 standards, the minimum procedures and practices for HVAC cleaning are as follows:

  • Determine when airside surfaces should be cleaned, and when they require repair or replacement;
  • Clean the airside surfaces within HVAC systems;
  • Control the spread of contaminants, which may be released as a result of the HVAC cleaning process;
  • Verify the cleanliness of HVAC systems.

More detailed standards are laid out for different areas of the HVAC industry, including refrigeration system maintenance, system installation, installation verification, residential maintenance, and restoration. More information about ACCA guidelines can be found on their website here.

The ACCA’s Quality Standards are detailed instructions for design, installation, maintenance, and repair, and have been adopted across the board by utilities, government agencies, manufacturers, and HVAC technicians across the country. If you’re looking for HAVC cleaning services, be sure to ask if the company if they’re familiar and compliant with the ACCA’s standards. If they’re not, it’s time to find someone more reputable.

If you need duct cleaning and other HVAC services in Monterey, look no further than Preferred HD. Preferred HD hold themselves to a standard in keeping with the ACCA and more. Whether it’s for a home or commercial building, if you need your air ducts cleaned in Monterey, you need Preferred HD. Call (860) 613-1130 to learn more.