DUCTZ Industry Standards

DUCTZ trains and certifies to the air duct cleaning and HVAC Restoration standards written to support our, adhering to the NADCA ACR2013, ANSI/ACCA 6-2015 (HVAC System Cleanliness) as well as NADCA’s Dryer Vent Cleaning Protocol. These standards are recognized by all HVAC advocacy groups and allow our organization to ensure that all technicians are following the same protocols across the country, in both residential and commercial settings.

The NADCA Standard: ACR2013 for Assessment, Cleaning and Restoration of HVAC Systems.

This standard is developed and published by the National Air Duct Cleaners Association and is intended to provide information for assessing new and existing HVAC systems, evaluating the cleanliness of HVAC system components and providing a guide for cleaning and restoration methods and procedures.

The ACCA Standard 6: Restoring the Cleanliness of HVAC Systems – Residential and Commercial Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Applications [ANSI/ACCA 6 QR-2015].

This standard gives an in-depth look at the appropriate procedures in restoring HVAC systems with minimal impact on indoor air quality, building occupants or the building structure during the cleaning process. The standard than describes cleaning method and procedures that focus on improving the overall indoor air quality, improving the equipment lifespan and safeguarding the building through the specified restoration practices. Also included in this standard is a given direction to assess the economic viability of replacing HVAC components rather than restoring them.

THE NADCA Dryer Vent Cleaning Protocol : Standard for Measuring Residential Dryer Exhaust Duct Performance (DEDP).

The National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) has developed and published the Standard for measuring residential dryer exhaust duct performance. The Standard is designed to test the performance of newly constructed dryer exhaust duct systems and existing dryer exhaust duct systems that have been visually inspected and confirmed to be clean. The Standard is also intended to assist individuals and entities in establishing and maintaining their professional competence while working in the dryer exhaust duct service industry. Any person utilizing this standard and working within the dryer exhaust/vent cleaning industry is expected to be knowledgeable and well-versed on local and regional building codes, specifications and updates made to those codes and specifications.