Technically Speaking: How far will being lazy get you?

I admit it. I am always looking for ways to do less work and still get my work done. Actually, truth be told, I prefer to sit around with my feet up, while my work is being done.

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I admit it. I am always looking for ways to do less work and still get my work done. Actually, truth be told, I prefer to sit around with my feet up, while my work is being done.

Can this be done and still keep a job one might ask. The answer is yes, if your willing to put forth a little effort to begin with. My first thought on any given subject of work is “how can I automate this job?”


I remember several times having to wire up a control system. I had to think a lot, and didn’t necessarily want to do that. My solution, make an easy to use procedure plan for each similar model of system. This shaved off a lot of time and effort. Of course, I had to spend a little time before hand setting it all up, but afterwards, doing this work was a breeze.

Having worked with maintenance staff in large power plants and commercial buildings, I saw things being done that I would never do personally. Once our company Controlled Release Technologies was started, we developed innovations that would take work load off the back of maintenance staff while producing even better results. In the process, the staff was able to have extra time, and the building owners were happy that things were being done.

One example was the replacement of old-fashioned condensate pan treatments. Many buildings as well as residential A/C contractors were having a whale of a time handling the costs of odors, pan overflows, and disgruntled customers who were inconvenienced with damaged carpeting.

Upon inspection, I found that all of the tablets that were being used to handle overflows on the market dissolved quickly in water, so much so that many would dissolve right in front of your eyes in less than one hour. So, when people use this type of tablet, how long do they expect it to last? Of course, in a couple of days, it would be gone. So why were people so surprised they were getting pan overflows and water damage after 3 months?

Shortly after the formation of our company, we developed the first controlled-release product that would release ingredients over a 3 to 6 month period of time, working 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

The result: maintenance staff did not have to worry about whether overflows were coming as they never happen. Owners were happy. Customers were relieved.

Contractors saw their reputation get back to where it should be with no complaints in this area, all with cutting back on expensive emergency service calls. And for those with yearly contracts, Algae Guard was a life saver.


Why does Algae Guard perform so well?

First of all, we engineered the product. It wasn’t “whats on the shelf to repackage” for the cheapest product, or get a 3rd rate solution.

We engineered the product to easily handle 100% outside air at 100% humidity levels and that the unit would run continuously all day long, day in and day out.

The result was that no unit, no matter what geographical location it was in, would ever have dirty or plugged up condensate pans. That was true 25 years ago when we developed the product Algae Guard, and is still true today. Algae Guard has the highest percentage of ingredients of any controlled-released product on the market today.

Check it out on your worst A/C units, and you wont have the odors and biological buildups any more. Best of all, you wont have to clean out the pans, which can be a nasty job!

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 and by calling (800) 766-9057.

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