Product Unleashed: Fast Attack vs Nu-Calgon Evap Fresh

Let’s begin with the terminology Nu-Calgon (disinfectant) versus Fast Attack (sanitizer).

Nu-Calgon’s disinfectant is a limited grade disinfectant. It’s a very good quaternary-based product, but is rated as limited, by the EPA, because it has the same strength as Bactine or a grocery store type disinfectant wipe. Limited grade, according to the EPA, means that it must kill more than 99.999% of bacteria in at least five(5) minutes and no greater than ten(10) minutes. This could be a problem with the Isobutane evaporative acceleration.
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Fast Attack’s sanitizer is the highest hospital grade. The EPA requires it, to kill exactly 99.999% of bacteria within 30 seconds. The disinfectant, while a lower grade, may kill more bacteria but that is only if it stays viable on the surface for five to ten minutes. Fast Attack is Iodine based–Iodine naturally evaporates, but not before the 30 second window for it to kill bacteria. That being stated, Fast Attack is diluted with water which does not decrease it’s effectiveness as much as it slows it’s evaporation time.

The most affordable gallon of liquid Evap Fresh that I have found in my research – is sold for $20.16 plus shipping charges.

Fast Attack sells, if purchased by the case, for $10.80 per gallon.


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That is amazing as sanitizers generally sell for 30% more than disinfectants.

Both products recommend protective gloves and goggles. Evap fresh is very flammable and combustible while Fast Attack is neither. Fast Attack is also non-carcinogenic.

Evap Fresh scores two(2) for health, a four(4) for flammability, and a zero(0) for reactivity.

Fast Attack scores a one(1) for health, a zero(0) for flammability, and a 0 for reactivity.




chasnewChasity Walker, Publicity Manager 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

Lights, Camera, Action: CRT Annual Coil Treatment

First Strike Micro Coat is CRT’s annual coil coating. Our coating maintains coil efficiency, prevents frequent cleaning of coils and coil corrosion, no mixing required, and needs applying once a year.

NO gimmick, just great thinking and in our case manufacturing!

You will need a pump-up sprayer, and of course your First Strike Micro Coat.

The application process starts by shutting down your HVAC system, and using Instant Powder Kegs coil cleaner to get all the dirt and dander off of the coils before applying. One thing to be mindful of is to be sure you rinse the coil completely.

Next, (With the fan running and chilled water off), spray First Strike Micro Coat on the coils using your handy dandy pump-up sprayer. Start at the top and work your way across (horizontally) and then down. Keep in mind, that if the chilled water is left on, the condensation from the coil will rinse off the First Strike and the product will not work. Also, having the fan running will pull the product within the interior of the coils.

After that, shut off the fan shortly, go to the downwind side of the coils and spray this part of the coil with the First Strike. (using about 2/3 of the gallon on the upwind part and 1/3 on the downwind side).

Lastly, turn the fan back on until the coils dry. This may take up to three hours or so, depending on humidity and air temperature. Basically, it should take about 30 minutes to an hour. You must wait to turn the chilled water or refrigerant, until the coils completely dry.

As always, we love to hear about your experiences. Please feel free to leave comments below.

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shandifix2Shandi 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

Product Unleashed: Coil Cleaner as Low $3.47 a Gallon

After doing some research, I found that coil cleaners are ranging from $10 all the way to $40 for a gallon of cleaner.

Did you know that CRT has a coil cleaner? Did you also know that our Powder Keg – coil cleaner is as low as $3.47 a gallon.

Our Powder Keg coil cleaner is in the form of a powder for convenience purposes. It is easy to handle, cheap to ship, and very easy to clean up. All you or the contractors have to do is mix with water at the job site, spray Powder Keg on the coil, and then rinse off. It’s as easy as that.

Why do you & your clients want Instant Powder Keg?

Powder Form – Mix With Water On Site
• Easy Clean Up If Spilled
• Easier To Haul, Ship, or Store
• Proportion Control
• Low Price per Gallon
• Results Are Impeccable



*Tip of the day: You always want to rinse any coil cleaner off of the coil because if left on, it will start to eat away the fins of the coil (as they are aluminum).

I can’t wait to see how Powder Keg can transform your spring HVAC Cleaning as well as be less costly for you. Give me a call for more info. I can’t wait to hear from you.

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Kristen 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

Tips from The Girls: Consequences Of NOT Receiving Maintenance

As a preventive maintenance manufacturer of HVAC products, we continually preach to our customers the importance of having maintenance done regularly. But, let’s switch gears for a moment!

What would be the results of neglecting this maintenance?

Dirty Air Filter
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A dirty air filter can cause all sort of problems in the system’s performance. A dirty air filter decreases the power the engine needs to run efficiently. If left neglected, the dirty air filter will began to leak dust and sand into your engine causing bad seals, oil leaks, and oil burning.

If you were to go for a run, with your hand over your mouth and with your nose pinched shut, how far would you go? Engines need air too.

Dirty AC Coils
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Just like with a dirty air filter, dirty coils can be devastating to your system as well. With dirty coils left unmaintained, they are unable to provide proper heat transfer. Ultimately, causing your a/c unit to use more energy. More energy means higher utility costs.

Negative effects on indoor air quality is a result as well. As the coil stays moistened with condensation – germs and bacteria are born, which are then released into the air you are breathing.

The aluminum fins of the coil makes it easy for dirt, dust, and debris to stick causing blockages and in return affecting the overall performance and efficiency of your A/C.

AC Blowers
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Typically, a AC blower is protected by the filter. An AC system circulates air through the building duct work via blower fan. If not maintained, the blower fans can get clogged down by dirt, leaks, and even rodents. These issues cause horrible air quality and health concerns in buildings.

Money talks LOUDLY when you get into replacing these parts of your system. While, a new filter is a small price to pay to keep your HVAC system maintained at only 10 dollars each, a blower or coil replacement can be a bit pricey. On average a person would pay $475-$675 in purchasing a new ac blower and could spend anywhere from $1300 to $1500 on a coil replacement.

These reasons and among others are why we stress the importance of preventive maintenance. Save yourself the time, money, health, and a lot of headache. Maintain your equipment!

chasnewChasity Walker, Publicity Manager 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

From the Field: You’ll Re-Coil Just at the Thought of This!

Whether you are changing filters, refurbishing or fixing HVAC systems, testing the chemicals in the water or testing for the micro-organisms in the air, there is one thing you know for certain: Nobody really wants the dirty job of cleaning dirty coils in often tight and contaminated spaces.

Dirty coils cost the owners money in system inefficiency and maintenance labor. And these problems can be minor when compared to the potential liabilities of a building airstream contaminated with all that has accumulated on the coils. Yes, that same airstream that just keeps circulating round and round the building, passing through those dirty coils each time.

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Depending on the type of environment, coil cleaning may need to be done every three months or even more frequently (such as in a fast food restaurant where grease is sucked into the air handlers).

This certainly keeps the internal maintenance staff employed, and fills the pockets of contractors who make their money for each visit. But where the company needs to economize on internal labor costs, or where a contractor is on a service contract and gets paid for result rather than the number of visits – there is a far superior solution.

First Strike Micro Coat is a revolutionary product which coats the coils with a transparent, molecular barrier that prevents dirt (and all the rest of those undesirable particles) from sticking. Instead, they just wash into the condensate pan along with the condensation.

This product is so amazing that one hospital was able to reduce their coil cleanings from once every three months to just once every three years!

Are you ready to save money, let us help.

lynnLynn Burkhart is the president of Controlled Release Technologies, Inc. located in Shelby, North Carolina. The company is available on the Internet at  www.cleanac.com and by phone at (800) 766-9057.

Client Spotlight: Spring into Self Maintenance for your swamp Cooler

Spring into Self Maintenance for your Swamp Cooler

We know that most people never think twice about air conditioning in the middle of winter, but before you know it, spring will arrive. If you live in the southern states, you are already experiencing an increase in temperatures. What does that mean? Air conditioning season is upon us, and now is the best time to get ready for it, and it’s never too early to prepare with Cooler Guard.

If you know anything about evaporative coolers, you know that they tend to develop scale buildup rapidly due to being in contact with flowing water for long hours at a time. Cooler Guard is a self-maintenance product that cleans whatever the water comes in contact with. It is a corrosion preventative that puts an end to scale accumulation. Cooler Guard’s time release qualities ensure that you will never need to deal with scale buildup ever again.

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Business owners are spending unneeded money on descaling and replacement parts when it comes to evaporative coolers. Scaled pad surfaces reduce your evaporative coolers ability to deliver fresh, cool air, and they cause moisture to enter the air stream. Your air quality can also be contaminated when it includes the sludge and deposits in the sump, which pollutes the exact air that enters your home or business. Use of harsh chemicals to remove the buildup can become hazardous. Mold, mildew and other microbes grow inside evaporative coolers, but Cooler Guard can stop scale buildup, as well as, mold and mildew from developing in the first place.

Are you ready for spring? It will be here before you know it. Order your Cooler Guard today, so when it arrives, you can keep scale buildup, mold and mildew in check for the rest of the year!

kmfacKevin Uilkie, K M Facility Services
15136 W Roy Rogers Road
Surprise, AZ 85387

Guest Blog: HVAC Professionals to Educate Homeowners

Did you know that most accidental fires are caused by overheating of your appliances especially if you have heating systems that were either poorly maintained or improperly installed?

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According to some studies with regards to HVAC Education, all HVAC professionals are strongly encouraged to help educate the homeowners on proper heating safety especially with the use of either the professional or supplementary equipment. This is in accordance with the prevention of fire that’s occurring in homes. Most of the fire was mainly caused by heavy HVAC system usage.

Two main reasons why HVAC overheats are because there is an inappropriate space for the heater being used and the mishandling of the heating system (and this includes the fireplace). So without enough maintenance and repairs done, the result will be a disaster.

Why with HVAC professionals? It’s simple, HVAC professionals can perform several functions in the home or in commercial buildings such as installation and repairs of the HVAC systems – heating and cooling equipments. With the knowledge that they have, they can help educate the homeowners with the benefits and potential detractors of fireplaces, stoves that uses wood to burn, space heaters, and also the importance of regular maintenance on existing heating systems. Educating the homeowners is very crucial for the safety of the homes.

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Types of HVAC Systems

Window Air Conditioning System – this is the most common HVAC system used. These are reliable units and very easy to install.
Split Air Conditioner System – There are two parts that comprises this type of HVAC system – the indoor and the outdoor units. For the indoor unit, this is the evaporator – the cooling coil and the cooling fan. As for the outdoor part, this is the condenser, compressor and the expansion valve.
Central Air Conditioning – this is mainly used in large buildings, hotels, airports, malls, and so on. This is a more economic option for large spaces.
Packaged Air Conditioners – In a typical split system, there is a space allocated for multiple separate products such as a heat pump or AC that has a fan coil or an evaporator coil in one unit.

Educating the homeowners can greatly help and improve in minimizing any danger that will arise – especially fire in the homes and buildings where it’s installed. Whatever type of HVAC system you have in your homes or buildings, it is important that you know how to properly maintain and repair your units if applicable.

cropped-authority-specialist-small-1Rachel Heagney, Administration and Content Auditor at 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. www.cleanac.com (800) 766-9057.

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