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    DUCTZ HVAC Inspections & Assessments


    When you choose DUCTZ for your air duct cleaning and HVAC restoration, you’ll receive service that is personalized for the needs of your facility, use and occupants. DUCTZ certified professionals train on the most advanced techniques in the industry to ensure that you receive consistently exceptional results using proven methods written in the industry standards. There will be a noticeable difference in your indoor air quality and your HVAC system efficiency.

    HVAC Photo Assessments: Not only does each each DUCTZ project begin and end with the DUCTZ photo report, DUCTZ is trusted across the USA and Canada to perform HVAC Assessments. DUCTZ provides customers with photos in order to troubleshoot HVAC issues and develop maintenance plans. A proper HVAC maintenance plan should include the air handler, air ducts, vents, blowers, coils, filter system and all components, noting critical and potential issues as well as a restoration or replacement plan. HVAC assessments are important for every system in order to develop the maintenance plan, but also to establish a baseline of the current condition of the HVAC system and components should there be an event (fire, flood, water, smoke or soot) compromising the facility and equipment. Establishing a baseline condition proves to be most valuable to the facility management company and insurance carrier in the event there is question regarding the HVAC previous condition.

    When to Perform an HVAC Inspection (According to NADCA, National Air Duct Cleaners Association): Inspections shall be performed before and after HVAC cleaning and restoration projects. It is also recommended that routine inspections be performed as part of a proactive energy and indoor air quality management plan.

    • HVAC Inspector Qualification: It is recommended that a qualified HVAC inspector, such as an Air Systems Cleaning Specialist (ASCS), Certified Ventilation Inspector (CVI), or equivalent, be used to determine the preliminary state of HVAC system component cleanliness.
    • Exceeding Industry Standards: DUCTZ technicians are trained to the NADCA Standards (NADCA ACR21) of cleaning and adhere to the EPA Post-Cleaning Consumer Checklist for Duct Cleaning and ACCA-6: Restoring the Cleanliness of HVAC Systems. These industry standards set the methods, requirements and documentation of cleaning and restoring HVAC systems.

    According to industry standards, proper HVAC cleaning, restoration and scope should always begin with a survey of the building, asking these questions:

    • Has the building/HVAC system been damaged or affected by fire, smoke, soot or water damage?
    • Are the HVAC systems impacted with an accumulation of particulate?
    • Are the HVAC systems emitting odors?
    • Have the HVAC systems been infested with birds, rodents, insects, etc.?

    All aspects of the HVAC systems are considered during the HVAC assessment, including air handlers, ductwork, vents, registers, blower motors, coils, drain pans and components. This includes photographing and charting HVAC component internal condition, external condition and mechanical rooms in order to make the recommendation for cleaning intervals, cleaning methods, replacement options and filtration changes and potential upgrades.

    How often should HVAC systems be inspected for consideration to be cleaned?

    According to NADCA ACR21:

     
     

     

     

    Save on Maintenance Costs and Utilities: If you own or manage any type of commercial business or facility, your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system probably consumes more energy than any other unit or appliance on your property. Studies show that commercial HVAC systems are responsible for over 30% of the overall energy consumed in a commercial building. This percentage is most likely higher if you don’t have your HVAC system, condenser coils and air ducts cleaned and maintained on a regular basis, per the industry standards.