|(NAPSI)-The Federal Trade Commission estimates that Americans lost more than $4 billion to fraud and scams during the last five years-but you don't have to be one of them. |
What To Do
It helps to heed advice from the leading authorities in their fields. For example, the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) developed a standard-the ACR-for assessing, cleaning and restoring HVAC systems. It consists of practical, industry-backed information on specific levels of cleanliness and on evaluating and verifying the cleanliness of system components.
As Mark Zarzeczny, Certified Air Systems Cleaning Specialist and Chair of NADCA's Anti-Fraud Task Force, said, "Cheaper isn't always better and if deals seem too good to be true, they probably are. NADCA members follow a higher standard."
"By hiring a NADCA member to perform air duct cleaning and HVAC system cleaning services, you know you're hiring someone who pledges to follow the ACR and NADCA's Code of Ethics," added Zarzeczny.
To see videos on the subject and find resources such as a homeowners' checklist and guides for proper cleaning methods, visit www.breathingclean.com. To find a NADCA-certified professional nearby, go to www.nadca.com/find-a-professional. For further information, visit www.nadca.com.
Many homeowners may be better able to breathe easy when they get their air ducts cleaned-by a contractor they know they can trust.