Category: HVAC Application Videos

By Popular Demand: Powder Keg Applied On Site

 Check out this short video of Powder Keg Coil Cleaner being used on-site.
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Huge thanks to our long time client KM Facility Services LLC for providing us with this awesome video!

Please let us know if you have any questions or comments. We would love to hear from you. Contact us at 800-766-9057 or custserv@cleanac.com.

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9 Ways to Maintain Your HVAC & Improve Efficiency

What does a typical HVAC maintenance check-up include? A number of things that can improve your efficiency and reduce your electricity costs. That’s why it’s so important to have your unit maintenanced regularly – at least once per year.

Here’s a look at what HVAC maintenance technicians can do to maintain a unit’s efficiency and cleanliness. This check-list is brought to you by our partners at Energy Star.

  1. Check thermostat settings to make sure the cooling and heating system keeps you comfortable while you’re at home, and saves you energy while you’re away.
  2. Tighten all electrical connections and measure voltage and current on the motors. Bad electrical connections can make your system unsafe and can reduce the life of its most important components.
  3. Lubricate all moving parts to reduce friction in motors and lower the amount of electricity used.
  4. Inspect the condensate drain in your central AC, furnace and/or heat pump (when in cooling mode). If a drain gets clogged, it can cause water damage in the home and affect the humidity indoors.
  5. Check the system’s controls to ensure proper and safe operation, and check the starting cycle of the equipment to make sure it starts, runs and shuts off properly.
  6. Clean the evaporator and condenser coils, since dirty coils reduce the system’s ability to cool your home quickly, resulting in a longer-running system, higher energy costs, and a shortened lifespan for the equipment.
  7. Check your central AC’s refrigerant level and adjust if necessary.
  8. Clean and adjust blower components to provide proper system airflow and improve overall comfort. Airflow problems can reduce efficiency by up to 15%!
  9. Check all gas or oil connections, gas pressure, burner combustion and the heat exchanger. If a connection is improperly operating, it can cause a fire hazard and health problems.

What can I do?

You’re probably wondering what you can do throughout the year to lengthen the life of your system and save money on heating and air costs. Energy Star offers this tip: Inspect, clean and change your air filters once a month in your central AC, furnace and/or heat pump. Your HVAC contractor can show you how to do this.

For more, check out this video for five AC maintenance tips, from Rachel Hardy of Angie’s List. Hat tip to this article on the site! “5 Things to Know About A/C Maintenance”

Lights, Camera, Action: Dirty Sox Kit

It’s that time of year again….

As you know, everything in a building has a contribution to indoor air quality. However, the HVAC System is the most referenced cause of indoor air quality concerns.

Contaminated outside air, mold and bacteria are thought to contribute to many health issues, which commonly are associated with the HVAC System. One reason being is that the HVAC System provides the perfect environment for mold, and bacteria to grow and become active.

By using our Dirty Sock Kit, your AHU can remain clean and disinfected, also increasing the time between cleanings.

In the Dirty Sock Kit includes a 4 oz Instant Powder Keg (coil cleaner), Fast Attack (HVAC sanitizer) to make 1 pint, 1 pint of First Strike Micro Coat Cooling (Coil Protectant) and gloves.

To learn more give us a call, and we will be more than happy to educate and/ or assist you.

shandiShandi 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

Lights Camera Action: What’s that smell? Dirty Sock Syndrome

Q: What’s That Smell? A: Dirty Sock Syndrome



Click the above to watch a video on how to get rid of Dirty Sock Syndrome.

Below is a blog written by our Assistant Executive Director- Rachelle Tinley in October 2011. Wanted to reshare this blog for you, in honor of #FBF #FlashbackFriday .

Every year, during the fall and spring months, we get multiple calls from distraught homeowners,worried about foul odors coming from their central heating and air units. One such call came in two years ago, from an older gentleman in Texas.

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For almost an hour, he spoke with our customer service representative, describing his exhausting experience dealing with the stench known in the industry as Dirty Sock Syndrome. Nothing he had done seemed to help, including replacing his unit, cleaning his ducts, cleaning and replacing his carpets, and calling in multiple HVAC contractors looking for an answer. His next step was going to be to sell his house! As a last effort, he called up his unit manufacturer. Amana then told him about our Dirty Sox Kit.

Within a couple of days his local contractor applied the Dirty Sox Kit to his unit. About a month later, our customer service representative received a long, handwritten letter from the man. It was filled with gratitude and praise, not only for the service he received from her, but for the performance of the Dirty Sox Kit. It seemed like the kit was a lifesaver for his family! Our rep was so touched by the letter that she proudly read it aloud, and kept it hung up at her desk.

When homeowners switch their units from cooling to heating, unexpected odor issues can arise. At CRT, we are happy that our low cost, Dirty Sox Kit can solve this problem!

Here is the link to the original blog:
https://crttipster.com/2011/10/18/case-dirtysock/


539149_10151972004281060_1823289601_nKristen 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

Lights, Camera, Action: Indications That You NEED HVAC Sanitizer

Fast Attack is CRT’s HVAC Sanitizer with Iodine. In the video below I have spoke about a few indications that you need an HVAC sanitizer applied to your AHU, as well as the steps for the application.

Take a look. If you have any questions for me, you may post them below in the comment section.








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