HVAC Case In Point: Believe It or Not

Recently, the president of CRT was consulted regarding an air handler that was over 50 years old. Due to its location and size, replacement of the unit would cost well over $100,000.00, so there was a lot of interest in finding an alternative.

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Recently, the president of CRT was consulted regarding an air handler that was over 50 years old. Due to its location and size, replacement of the unit would cost well over $100,000.00, so there was a lot of interest in finding an alternative. However, the client feared the unit was too far-gone to be restored.

Upon inspection, the damage of the unit appeared insurmountable. There were flakes of corrosion on every metal surface, gouges full of biological growth feeding off of the corrosion, and the condensate pan was riddled with holes (some so large a fist could fit through). Also, what appeared to be a condensate pan with two drain holes was actually two pans that had collapsed into each other, and were fused together by rust!

Now, I am not saying it was an easy feat, it took a few days of scraping, taping, patching, and pouring. But, in the end, the client was pleased to have a fully restored, BEAUTIFUL unit for less than one tenth the cost of replacement.

How you may ask? Believe it or not, the solution is one product – Pancrete. Pancrete can save even the most hopeless air handlers. Visit our website at www.cleanac.com to find out how, and if you have any “Believe it or not” Pancrete stories, please comment below!

Rachelle Tinley is the assistant executive director of Controlled Release Technologies, Inc., a research, development and manufacturing firm based in Shelby, North Carolina. CRT is 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

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