Users who put in chemical “tablets” in the hope of treating such water collection pans are often disappointed, with unpredictable performance. This happens because tablets dissolve quickly, with no long-lasting abilities. Wax-type products are slower to dissolve, but release only a small amount of ingredients, which are usually not enough to handle debris present in the condensate pan.
Another problem with using tablets and wax-type materials for pan treatment concerns biological control. Biological control is necessary in many water collection pans, and a certain minimum amount of antimicrobial is essential. In some cases, this amount is over 400 milligrams per liter of water. Liquids, tablets and waxes cannot maintain these antimicrobial treatment requirements for long, if at all, and quickly become ineffective.
Just how does the controlled release process work?
Having a controlled release product for HVAC water collection pans is like having a built-in worker, one who works 24 hours a day, seven days per week, just cleaning the condensate pan. Instead of hours of workability, product workability lasts multiple weeks and months. This eliminates labor, ongoing service work and pan overflows, all while keeping odors away and maintaining crystal clear water in the pan; as it should be.
Controlled Release Technologies, Inc. developed and manufactured the first workable product of this type for HVAC systems in 1986.
CRT’s Timed Release Products produce an initial high treatment level, and then level out to a consistent and constant release of cleaning and dispersal ingredients – 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. After placing the product in the water collection pan, no additional labor or personnel are needed to maintain product effect. Lasting up to six months, the pan is constantly kept in a clean state, eliminating odors and overflows.
Adding a controlled release product such as Algae Guard to an HVAC preventive maintenance program is one of the best decisions one can make. The products maintain unit hygiene, stop pan overflows, and reduce work force costs.
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Lynn Burkhart is the founder and president of Controlled Release Technologies, Inc. located in Shelby, North Carolina. More information about the company, and its products, can be found at http://www.cleanac.com and by calling (800) 766-9057.