Ac repair contractor

Air conditioner repair contractors around the world have an association to regulate the standards of air conditioning and their repair. In countries globally, HVAC contractors and Air Duct Cleaning companies are members of the National Air Duct Cleaners Association. This association was founded in 1989; it is non-profit and is established to set standards and methods to clean HVACs. The conglomeration has since expanded its mandate to assessing, cleaning and restoration of HVAC systems. The mission of the association is to be the only source of cleaning HVAC services. The membership to the association has greatly increased in the USA and Canada as well as other states and they now have a certification of Air Systems Cleaning Specialists (ASCS) and the Certified Ventilation Inspectors (CVI). The association has also created awareness by publishing articles and other materials to the public and its members showing the expected standards and its standards include Assessment, Cleaning and Restoration (ACR),Certified Ventilation Inspector (CVI) as well as other guidelines have been set for the best HVAC operations.

So basically all HVAC professionals should receive training and get certified by the association. In the US the training is offered in some universities and the curriculum involves both hands on tasks and theory studies. The students then earn associate degrees at the end of their studies. Later on they can become apprentices and the certification extends to air conditioning, heat pumps and even commercial refrigeration.

In Europe they have other institutions that are responsible for meeting quality standards and ensuring that people are certified for the services they offer. In the UK there is the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers is responsible for the buildings that are put up and is also involved in the heating and air conditioning and ventilation services. The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers also known as CIBSE in short publishes information that is relevant to the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong. These guides show design standards some of which are even made into law. The main guides are:

  • Guide A: Environmental Design
  • Guide B: Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
  • Guide C: Reference Data
  • Guide D: Transportation systems in Buildings
  • Guide E: Fire Safety Engineering
  • Guide F: Energy Efficiency in Buildings
  • Guide G: Public Health Engineering
  • Guide H: Building Control Systems
  • Guide J: Weather, Solar and Illuminance Data
  • Guide K: Electricity in Buildings
  • Guide L: Sustainability
  • Guide M: Maintenance Engineering and Management
  • The guide B and guide F are particularly relevant to air quality. For the building industry the Engineer is responsible for meeting the set criteria according to the published guides. This extends to installation and repair and maintenance services.

    Contractors are therefore responsible for setting standards for air conditioner systems and for offering training to technicians so they can be certified to work on HVAC and all other kinds of systems. The membership to associations of contractors is worldwide and is increasing the number of countries involved.