Why choose an ACWWA member?
MISSION STATEMENT: To improve the Indoor Air Quality for all Australians that utilise the most common form of Air Conditioner being, Ductless Split System Air Conditioners
The Air Conditioner Wet Wash Association (ACWWA) was formed to provide self regulation and develop high standards within the Split System (Ductless), Air Conditioner Wet Wash industry.
There is a nationally recognised Cert II Certificate available for this industry, however it is not being delivered at any Registered Training Organisation (RTO).
Interestingly, there is no Wet Wash module in any refrigeration, air conditioning or HVAC Nationally Recognised Training courses as part of a trade apprenticeship.
ACWWA is a Not-For-Profit Organisation, driven to provide minimum standards of experience required, equipment, chemical and service requirements. This provides the consumer with the confidence of receiving the best possible aircon clean, that removes 100% of contaminants.
ACWWA Consumer Guideline
Most of the contaminants in a ductless air conditioner are not visible from the outside of the unit. This can be very confusing and you may not know if the cleaning has been performed effectively to the requirements of the ACWWA HVAC Wet Wash Guidelines For Ductless Split Systems.
Many of the specifications in the guide will not be practical for you to test when your cleaner arrives on site to perform the cleaning. However there are a few simple things you can do to ensure the guidelines are met.
- Always choose an ACWWA Certified HVAC Wet Wash Specialist to perform the clean.
- The covers MUST be removed to provide access to reach all the contaminates that must be cleaned to "As New" hygiene condition required in the guide. It is impossible to clean the condensate drains and other components if you don't have access. If your cleaner has not removed the covers then "As New" hygiene is simply not possible.
- Turn on the air conditioner and use a strong light to look into the outlet vents where the cold air comes out. You should clearly notice the difference before and after the clean. If you can still see the contaminates then the required "As New" hygiene specified in the guide has not been achieved.
- Mould and other bio-contaminates that are simply "wetted" without being fully removed in the cleaning process, will simply return more aggressively usually within weeks. ACWWA Certified HVAC Wet Wash Specialists use professional grade equipment and processes to ensure all contaminates are removed from the entire unit to meet the "As New" hygiene requirement. You should always keep your Tax Invoice as a receipt and ask your cleaner for their warranty terms and conditions if this should occur.
Although levels of usage and humidity can vary the pace of contaminate growth, a ductless air conditioner will always be more hygienic and efficient if it is returned to "As New" hygiene at least once every twelve months. Always consult with your ACWWA Certified HVAC Wet Wash Specialist and insist on an ACWWA Hygienically Cleaned Seal for your peace of mind that you have the best possible environment for healthy conditioned air.
ACWWA Membership Guidelines
The association has developed the ACWWA HVAC Wet Wash Guidelines for Ductless Split Systems. This is our core guideline and contains details of what and how the HVAC Wet Wash process is delivered to achieve the required "As New" level of hygiene for the consumer.
The association provides recognition for industry professionals who choose to become Certified to clean and Verify air conditioners to the requirements of the guide as ACWWA Certified HVAC Wet Wash Specialists. Certified specialists also agree to operate within the industry to a voluntary Code of Practice.
The Association supplies Certified Specialists with the ACWWA Hygienically Cleaned Seal. The seal is fixed to the front of an air conditioner where "As New" hygiene has been achieved through a wet wash process and is Verified compliant with the Code of Practice and the ACWWA HVAC Wet Wash Guidelines.
The association provides industry representation and consultation for members and consumers of conditioned air, through the ACWWA HVAC Wet Wash Industry Consultative Committee.
Air Conditioner Wet Wash Association (ACWWA)
The Air Conditioner Wet Wash Association (ACWWA) is an association for the rapidly emerging industry of ductless air conditioner cleaning.
ACCWA's charter is to establish nationally recognizable minimum standards of customer service, equipment, chemicals and experience.
To become Certified we had to meet all of their requirements as a minimum, and that we did.