Techical Corner: The Science of Loafing Time

A dream you say? No, it is simple and economical to have this now.

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Life presents all of us with choices and decisions. When it comes to work responsibilities, machines have been increasingly valuable, giving us more time to accomplish other tasks. In addition to machines, our own ingenuity allows us to modify even our procedures to lessen work and time.

Human ingenuity has provided us with many devices that take away burdensome tasks, for example dishwashers or self-lubricating equipment or “automatic” temperature controls and so on. There is no question that such devices improve our quality of life, freeing us up to accomplishing other tasks or alternately just giving us “loafing” time where we can relax.

There are many jobs that are necessary but we don’t particularly care to do, like washing dishes or cleaning air conditioning coils often are put off until the last minute. Some of us might even like to put up a curtain to cover dirty dishes so we don’t have to look at them until we run out of dishes.

It is easier to put off cleaning with coil cleaning because the coils are already inside an area that we can not see anyway. No curtain is required here!

Tales of wasted energy efficiency from dirty coils and bacteria/fungus buildup (which are true by the way) do not seem to entice the average guy to clean coils more frequently. In this case the out-of-sight and out-of-mind concept applies.

Adding to the reluctance of cleaning coils in general is the rather significant fact that almost all facilities do not have the manpower to do it. So that pretty well seals the deal of only cleaning coils when the pressure drop is so high the air flow has dropped by 30% or even more.

While no one has yet to develop an in-place automatic machine to clean coils at the push of a button, human ingenuity has provided a solution.

It is more than just “nice” thing to do than cleaning coils – the benefits are there, and are proven accurate. Less back pressure on the fan system, less restrictions by fungus or mold and bacteria on the coils make significant differences in not only energy consumption, but air quality from the odors that dead and decaying microorganisms emit. Topping those factors off, wouldn’t it be just great to look inside of the HVAC air handler unit and see a glistening interior free from odors, free of any drain pan deposits along with crystal-clear water? And most importantly, with no extra work on your part?

A dream you say? No, it is simple and economical to have this now.

At CRT, our emphasis over the past 25 years has been in developing advanced products that keep air handlers looking nice where it counts – in the interior.

The development in our in-house R&D lab of these products using the latest technology we develop and manufacture in-house insures that any air handler using CRT solutions will be and continue to be clean. Benefits of increased efficiency, freedom for microbial odors, unexpected overflows and overall cleanliness are real. It has been said you could set up your office inside the air handler it is so clean. Can you say you could do that now with your existing air handler?

Whether you can or not, it will benefit you to look at the many unique products we have created at our website http://www.cleanac.com. Or, for extending the life of your air handler, check out http://www.pancrete.com to see how this simple to use product can give you more than you expected for your HVAC air handler.

lynnLynn 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.

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