What Does It Mean to be NADCA Certified?

Your home is supposed to be a haven for you and your loved ones. Despite best efforts to clean, your home may continue to be vulnerable to indoor pollution, if you are ignoring the air duct of your HVAC system or you are deterred by the air duct cleaning cost in Venice.

Do you know that your home can be five times more polluted than the ambient air outside, if you will continue to ignore the air ducts in your home? The Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) says an average home can collect about 40 pounds of pollutants and disease-causing indoor pathogens yearly from this source alone.

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Notwithstanding the air duct cleaning cost that you will accrue, consider proper cleaning by professionals if there are good reasons or signs that your ductwork needs cleaning. This would be after renovating your home, especially when there has been a massive amount of dust or there was a removal of lead paint/asbestos. It is also highly recommended when there are signs of molds (or other contaminants), pest infestation, or if a member of the family is suffering from an allergy.

Those pathogens and pollutants can also make your HVAC work harder. Thus, cleaning the ductwork also brings additional benefit – it can make your HVAC work more efficient. Clean ducts can save about 25 to 50 percent of the power used for cooling or heating your home.

Household dust is the biggest culprit for #indoorpollution and allergens. Dust in your home is a combination of dead skin cells from humans and pets, pet fur, kitchen grease, carpet fibre, bacteria, dust mites, fungi, and residue from household chemicals, all mixed with dirt from outside that is tracked in on our feet, or blown in through windows and doors. Of all the allergens, dust mites are the most likely cause of adverse reactions to dust and indoor air.

Your ducts are how the air from your home’s heating, cooling, and ventilating systems travels from room to room. These systems force air in and out of your home, taking with it dust and other allergens.

In order to ensure you’re receiving the very best service possible, it’s recommended that you work with a NADCA certified company, but what does that really mean?

What is NADCA?

NADCA is the National Air Duct Cleaners Association. This association continuously develops and researches the HVAC hygiene industry resulting in the production of industry wide standards. These standards are set forth to protect the consumer.

In order to become a certified member of the NADCA, a company must have at least one Air Systems Cleaning Specialist on staff and must adhere to NADCA standards.

For an individual to earn the ASCS distinction, an exam must be passed. To remain an ASCS, the certified individual must earn 12 Continuing Education Credits (CEC’s) over two years. Thus, the individual is staying abreast of new equipment, technology, and the most cutting edge cleaning procedures.

When you choose a NADCA Certified Company, you are choosing a company that cares about quality. You are choosing a company that has taken the time to be educated and trained to do a professional job.

NADCA certification is recognized as the benchmark for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) professionals. As a member of NADCA we are dedicated to providing our clients with the highest quality standards in HVAC assessments, cleaning, and restoration services.

If you live in, Sarasota, Manatee or Charlotte County, T.I.E.S 360 can help you with your indoor air quality (IAQ) problems, starting with a free detailed indoor air quality assessment.

For more information about the NADCA, our duct cleaning services in Sarasota, or to schedule duct cleaning for your home or office, contact us today.

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