The new Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA)standard, "Restoring the Cleanliness of HVAC Systems" has been formally recognized by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as a national standard, ACCA has announced.
ACCA developed the System Cleanliness Standard to establish minimum criteria for the cleaning of HVAC systems that require cleaning activities beyond those performed in normal HVAC maintenance and servicing. This standard also outlines the procedures to control contaminants which may be released during or after the cleaning process, and to provide methods to verify system cleanliness, the association stated in its announcement.
According to Larry Sambrook, chair of the System Cleanliness Development Committee, the standard represents a breakthrough for the industry. "We finally have an industry-accepted, peer reviewed standard that asserts when any portion of an HVAC system is cleaned that the balance of the entire HVAC system also must be considered for cleaning or replacement," he said.
The standard - ANSI / ACCA 6 HVAC System Cleanliness - 2007 (Restoring the Cleanliness of HVAC Systems) - is available for purchase from the ACCA Bookstore at www.acca.org.store or by calling 1-888-290-2220.