Happy Thanksgiving from CRT.

We thank you all for your support over the years and we hope you all have a fabulous Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends.

Ps. Eat until’ you drop! :)

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Controlled Release Technologies, Inc. is a research, development and manufacturing firm based in Shelby, North Carolina. CRT is an IFMA CSP, an EnergyStar Partner and manufacturer of independently-certified Green products for HVAC maintenance. Since 1986, CRT has been creating leading edge HVAC maintenance products that have become industry standards, used in thousands of commercial buildings world-wide. CRT employees are members of BOMA, ASHRAE, ASHE and the American Chemical Society. www.cleanac.com

HVAC Industry News “ASHRAE & IAQA To Join Forces”

July of this year something very important happened in the HVAC world!

ASHRAE, IAQA To Join Forces To Grow Resources For Indoor Air Quality Professionals

The American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) have agreed in principle to join forces, combining resources to improve indoor air quality in the built environment.

Pending a three to six month period of due diligence, IAQA will become a part of the ASHRAE organization while maintaining its own brand and Board of Directors. IAQA will operate independently within ASHRAE’s organizational structure. Plans call for IAQA headquarters to relocate from Rockville, Md., to Atlanta, Ga., home of ASHRAE’s international headquarters. The agreement was reached between the leadership of both associations and confirmed at ASHRAE’s 2014 Annual Conference that concluded earlier this month in Seattle, Wash.

“This merger is beneficial to both ASHRAE and IAQA in that it strengthens the programs and services of both organizations,” Tom Phoenix, ASHRAE president, said. “The work of IAQA complements the work of ASHRAE in its standards, research, publications and educational offerings. We now combine our resources to ensure the industry receives the best indoor air quality technical guidance and educational programs possible, which means improved indoor air quality for the world around us.”

Among ASHRAE’s major indoor air quality offerings are Standard 62.1, Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality, and Standard 62.2, Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Low-Rise Residential Buildings, and publications such as the Indoor Air Quality Guide: Best Practices for Design, Construction and Commissioning. ASHRAE also recently announced the formation of the Indoor Environmental Quality Global Alliance, which included IAQA as a charter member. ASHRAE also has a strong research program related to indoor air quality with 10 current projects totaling $2.8 million, representing 23 percent of ASHRAE’s research budget.

“This merger allows IAQA to maintain its own brand while also providing its members with enhanced benefits and services,” Kent Rawhouser, president of IAQA, said. “Our strong history of programs and products is expected to not only continue, but to grow as the merger allows us to take advantage of the resources and programs overseen by ASHRAE. Members of IAQA and ASHRAE will work collaboratively to strengthen indoor air quality programs for the industry, and most importantly, for the people who occupy homes and buildings around the world.”

IAQA provides continuing education, conferences and expositions, certification programs, monthly webinars, technical publications and funds indoor air quality related research. IAQA subsidiary, Indoor Environmental Standards Organization (IESO), is an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accredited standards developing organization focused on indoor air quality assessment, remediation and management of indoor environments.

ASHRAE and IAQA programs will be aligned to create high-impact resources for building professionals around the globe.

“Indoor air quality is vitally important to the health and welfare of people worldwide,” Phoenix said. “Air quality systems must work harmoniously with other systems in homes and buildings to ensure a healthy and sustainable built environment.”

The Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing practitioners together to prevent and solve indoor environmental problems for the benefit of customers and the public. IAQA was established in 1995 and is the nation’s largest indoor air quality trade association with over 2,600 members and more than 20 local chapters across the United States and Canada. More information is available at www.iaqa.org/news and at www.ieso.org.

ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a global society advancing human well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment. The Society and its more than 50,000 members worldwide focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability. Through research, standards writing, publishing, certification and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today. More information can be found at www.ashrae.org/news.

Reference Article Here:
https://www.ashrae.org/news/2014/ashrae-iaqa-to-join-forces-to-grow-resources-for-indoor-air-quality-professionals

Controlled Release Technologies Inc. is a research, development and manufacturing firm based in Shelby, North Carolina. CRT is an IFMA CSP, EnergyStar Partner and manufacturer of independently-certified Green products for HVAC maintenance. Since 1986, CRT has been creating leading edge HVAC maintenance products that have become industry standards, used in thousands of commercial buildings world-wide. CRT employees are members of BOMA, ASHRAE, ASHE and the American Chemical Society. http://www.cleanac.com (800) 766-9057.

Guest Blog: Essential HVAC Preventative Maintenance Checklist

Ensuring your HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) unit remains in peak condition can do more than just save you time and money.

In some instances, it can also help ensure your sanity remains intact.

Imagine a malfunctioning unit in the middle of a cold, dreary winter night or a hot and scorching summer day.

Ensure you do not have to go through all the inconvenience and discomfort a breakdown can bring by keeping in mind the following basic preventative tips.





Essential HVAC Maintenance

Check the fan.

See to it that the motor and blades are in tip top shape.

Inspect the air filters.

To maintain air flow and air quality, make sure to replace the air filters regularly.

Inspect thermostat settings.

This allows you to keep your environment comfortable when you are at home and save up on energy when you’re away.

Inspect outdoor unit.

The outdoor HVAC unit should be free from any debris and dirt for it to continue to function accordingly and efficiently.

Assess the system’s control.

To help guarantee your HVAC system continues to work effectively make it a habit to regularly inspect its starting cycle to ensure that it works and shuts down properly.

Tighten electrical connections.

See to it that all connections are snug. Faulty connections are known to dramatically reduce the system’s efficiency overtime. Additionally, it can also jeopardize your safety.

Lubricate.

Make sure that all moving parts are adequately lubricated to minimize resistance. Reducing resistance can help greatly reduce your monthly energy consumption.

Inspect the condensate drain.

This is located in your central air conditioner, furnace and heat pump. A clogged drain will not only affect the level of humidity inside your house, it can also cause damage to your property when left unattended.

Specific Cooling and Heating System Maintenance

Clean the coils.

Dirty evaporator and condenser coils reduce the system’s efficiency and increase electricity consumption. Cleaning the coils regularly will help prolong the system’s life span.

Inspect central air conditioner’s refrigerant level.

For maximum performance, make sure the refrigerant’s level is just the right as too much or too little can affect the system’s effectiveness and longevity.

Clean and adjust blower components.

Airflow issues are often considered one of the likely culprits when efficiency is compromised. In line with this, you can maintain proper airflow by ensuring the blowers are cleaned every once in a while.

Check heating elements.

Make sure no leaks are present. Furthermore, see to it that the gas or oil connections are cleaned as well. Doing so will not only help increase system efficiency but will almost always warrant a smooth and safe operation.

Undoubtedly, having a regular preventative maintenance routine in place will benefit you in more ways than you can possibly imagine. And your HVAC unit will thank you in the form of years of peak performance and trouble-free operation.

cropped-authority-specialist-small-1Rachel Heagney, Administration and Content Auditor at http://www.AuthoritySpecialists.com, and Guest Blogger for Controlled Release Technologies Inc., a research, development and manufacturing firm based in Shelby, North Carolina. CRT is an IFMA CSP, EnergyStar Partner and manufacturer of independently-certified Green products for HVAC maintenance. Since 1986, CRT has been creating leading edge HVAC maintenance products that have become industry standards, used in thousands of commercial buildings world-wide. CRT employees are members of BOMA, ASHRAE, ASHE and the American Chemical Society. http://www.cleanac.com (800) 766-9057.

Feature: “Over 20 Years of Timed-Release Maintenance.”

I was extremely excited to hear what one of our valued clients had to say about our Cooler Guard.

Over 20 years ago, Cooler Guard was created. It was the first of it’s kind, being the first Time-released maintenance for Evaporative Coolers.

What our client had to say, was nothing short of what the product was created to do.

Please read below:

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shandiShandi Maddox, Corporate Client Services Representative of Controlled Release Technologies, Inc., a research, development and manufacturing firm based in Shelby, North Carolina. CRT is an IFMA CSP, an EnergyStar Partner and manufacturer of independently-certified Green products for VAC maintenance. Since 1986, CRT has been creating leading edge HVAC maintenance products that have become industry standards, used in thousands of commercial buildings world-wide. CRT employees are members of BOMA, ASHRAE, ASHE and the American Chemical Society. www.cleanac.com

Feature: Rodeco – Local Sand Blasting

I had a very friendly visit from Josh Courson last week and had the honor of learning about the local company he is an employee of.
Ironically, Rodeco does a service that is needed with preparation before using some of our products. Generally, everyone associates CRT aka Controlled Release Technologies with Pan In A Can aka Pancrete. Granted, we have several other products that we engineered ourselves and manufacture in house, Pancrete is our bread & butter and one reason we are set apart as a manufacturer and vendor in the HVAC Industry.

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Pancrete is a permanent resurfacer for Heating & Air condensate drain pans. It does miracles when it comes to restoring and/or refurbishing a pan verses having to replace an entire HVAC system. It has transformed many HVAC units as well as saved clients billions of dollars as Pancrete has been in existence & successful for 16 years.
One of the reasons Pancrete has been so successful is because of the minimal prep work that is done before the application. This is something that can be done yourself. However, there are many ways to make it easier on YOU. Who doesn’t want to save time & reduce downtime ? That’s what I thought. EVERYONE WANTS TO SAVE TIME & REDUCE THAT DOWNTIME.

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Well, here is a solution! Rodeco is a local NC business that offers several different services. One of these services is sandblasting which can make things a bit easier when doing the prep work of removing dirt, rust, and debri out of a “past the point of no return” HVAC pan.

So, if you are local and are in need of a great company to assist you with prep work to save downtime. Contact Rodeco at 877-781-0834, email them at info@rodeco.com or you can visit their website at http://www.rodeco.com


If you have anyone in your area that has been a great deal of help to you, let us know!
We would love to hear the feedback of who has made things easier on you.




539149_10151972004281060_1823289601_nKristen Bean, Assistant Marketing Director of Controlled Release Technologies, Inc., a research, development and manufacturing firm based in Shelby, North Carolina. CRT is an IFMA CSP, an EnergyStar Partner and manufacturer of independently-certified Green products for HVAC maintenance. Since 1986, CRT has been creating leading edge HVAC maintenance products that have become industry standards, used in thousands of commercial buildings world-wide. CRT employees are members of BOMA, ASHRAE, ASHE and the American Chemical Society. www.cleanac.com