Air Duct Cleaning Standards in the Works
The standard has been developed over the past two years by a NADCA committee. It will recommends a that hvac systems be cleaned based on a regularly scheduled basis and provide details about how clean the systems should be.
Additionally, the proposed standard states that such cleanliness inspections should be conducted "without negatively impacting the indoor environment through disruption of settled dust, microbial amplification or other debris." In cases where that isn’t feasible, or contamination might result, "environmental engineering control measures should be implemented," the proposed standard says.