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"Proper Maintenance of HVAC Systems Can Help Increase Energy Savings And Indoor Air Quality"
MOUNT LAUREL, N.J.—May 28 2014– The National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA), is encouraging property owners to follow the organization’s tested methods to increase energy savings this summer. Proper maintenance and cleaning practices in compliance with the NADCA Assessment, Cleaning and Restoration Standard (ACR), can result in at least 11% energy savings for home and business owners, according to a study conducted by the organization.
“HVAC systems go largely unseen, so they aren’t always on the top of the consumer’s mind,” said Bill Benito, ASCS, CVI, president of NADCA. “However, to keep the system as waste free as possible, it should be cleaned at least once annually.”
According to the United States Department of Energy (DOE), HVAC systems account for approximately 56 percent of the energy use in a typical home. When those systems begin to wear, they begin to operate less efficiently. Even in new buildings, HVAC systems can be dirty, and will become more heavily fouled through everyday use. Contaminated heating and cooling systems can be problematic for occupants, contributing to poor indoor air quality, system failure, and increased energy use.