Tag: AC

National Geographic: 5 AC Designs Inspired by Nature

More often than not, my favorite response to every question is, “I’ll Google It” or “I can Google faster than you”. Very often I run across a word that I’ve never heard before and have to google the definition.

This week I discovered the word:

Biomimicry

bi·o·mim·ic·ry
ˌbīōˈmiməkrē/
noun
  1. the design and production of materials, structures, and systems that are modeled on biological entities and processes.

I ran across this word in an article by National Geographic. National Geographic stated, “Designers are turning to biomimicry to develop better cooling technologies. Air Conditioning uses a tremendous amount of energy, but a new group of designers think they can solve that problem by mimicking Mother Nature’s craftiness.” 

Who knew that Nature & Air Conditioning had so much in common.

“These designs suggest some of what could be learned by applying the lessons of biomimicry to the problem of air-conditioning in particular.”

Fire passes over a termite mound. Here is an image of termite mounds that have survived the worst of blistering hot conditions. Thanks to google I found termites have had quite the influence over our ventilation, heating, & cooling.

Many species of termites in the world live in termite mounds. These termite mounds are made up of soil, mud, chewed wood, saliva, and feces. Oddly enough, the combination make the mounds super strong & even fire resistant. The mound will consist of “chimneys” that allow warm air inside the mound to vent upward and outward. Apparently, termites are quite smart. They open and close a series of vents throughout their mound to allow airflow and circulation, keeping the mound from overheating.

Any of this sound familiar? How amazing that these annoying creatures have inspired our ventilation!

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“The CRT Tipster” is an HVAC tips and news blog owned by Controlled Release Technologies, Inc. We are a chemical manufacturing company in Shelby, NC, that creates products for HVAC maintenance and more! Find us at cleanac.com, or call us toll free at 800-766-9057.

 

2016 AHR Expo Orlando

H16-TEMP-HOME-A-01-1.jpgThe world’s largest HVACR Marketplace – AHR Expo is at the end of this month!

Register now for free for limited time!

Don’t forget to go register at https://registration3.experientevent.com/ShowAHR161/

What is the AHR Expo?

The AHR Expo is a tradeshow with manufacturers showing the latest equipment and services spanning the HVACR Industry. The AHR Expo also has its own education component with sessions and workshops provided by leading Industry associations, government and not-for-profit organizations.

This year there will be over 2,000 exhibitors displaying the most advanced products & technology, to more than 60,000 HVACR professionals.

Curious if you should register to attend?

This show is for these HVACR Professionals

Type of Business

Contractors/Dealers, Engineering, Design & Construction, Distribution, Manufacturers of HVAC&R , Allied Equipment & Components, Facility/Building/Plant Mgt. & Operations, Public Utilities, Publishing/Education, and Other Allied to the Field

Job Function

Senior Management, Engineer/Architect, Operations/Maintenance, Technician, Purchasing, Research/Product Design & Development, Marketing/Sales, Consultant, Other Allied to the Field, and Publishing/Education

Looking for these products & services

AC, Heating & Refrigeration Systems, Equipment & Components, Building Automation, Controls & Facility Management Products, Specialized Climate Control Systems, Radiant Heating & Hydronic Systems, Plumbing Products, Ventilation, Air Movement & IAQ Products, Labor-saving Tools, Software, Business Support Services

2016 AHR Expo When & Where

Orange County Convention Center 

North/South Building

9899 International Drive

Orlando, Florida 32819

(Show entrance is on the south side)

Show Dates & Hours

Monday, January 25 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Tuesday, January 26 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Wednesday, January 27 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Show Management Home Office

International Exposition Company

15 Franklin Street

Westport, CT 06880

Tel: 203-221-9232

Email: info@ahrexpo.com

All Information found at http://www.ahrexpo.com/

This Crazy Pancrete Installation is Great for Business

The uses of our product, Pancrete, can vary in so many ways! Typically, Pancrete is a product used to resurface rusty, leaking HVAC drain pans. But one client turned his store’s countertop into a Pancrete display!

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Bobby Mantle with Strategic Filtration in Houston, TX, used Pancrete to create a beautiful countertop in his store. He said he decided to use it because it was so beautiful, and it was an easy way to show his clients what Pancrete looks like when installed.

Bobby said it was a very easy process. First, he built the counter out of wood and added a lip to the sides, just enough to pour the Pancrete into. He poured it 1/4″ thick and then caulked the edges to ensure the Pancrete didn’t leak out. It bonded seamlessly to the wood.

His clients love the way it looks and feels, especially with that beautiful blue color. They see it every time they visit his location.

What a cool idea! Have you ever installed a product in an unusual way? Tell us your product stories!

 

About us

“The CRT Tipster” is an HVAC tips and news blog owned by Controlled Release Technologies, Inc. We are a chemical manufacturing company in Shelby, NC, that creates products for HVAC maintenance and more! Find us at cleanac.com, or call us toll free at 800-766-9057.

Choosing the Best HVAC Company

When your HVAC system goes out, what’s the first thing you do? If you can’t fix it yourself, you find a repairman! But how do you know who to trust? AdvantaClean recently wrote a blog post packed with great info on finding the right company to fix your problem. Their source? Angie’s List.

Check out the post here: “Tips for Hiring the Right HVAC Repair Company.”

What’s on the list? For one, check the company’s licenses. We recommend a NADCA-certified company. We’re members of NADCA ourselves!

Another thing to do? Homework. Look up their reviews online – not just the best ones on their website. Ask if they have references you can call. For more tips, read AdvantaClean’s full article!

Homeowners and business owners: have you ever hired an HVAC company without doing your research? Or did you find a great company by doing your due diligence? What was the result? Tell  us your thoughts in the comments!

 

About us

“The CRT Tipster” is an HVAC tips and news blog owned by Controlled Release Technologies, Inc. We are a chemical manufacturing company in Shelby, NC, that creates products for HVAC maintenance and more! Find us at cleanac.com, or call us toll free at 800-766-9057.

3 Ways to Protect Your HVAC from Metal Corrosion

Corroded coilDo your customers live at the beach? If so, you know their A/C systems need a little extra TLC from all that salty air.

Over time, salty air can break down the oxide layer that protects parts of the A/C from disintegrating. Check out the photo above – those A/C coils are definitely corroded!

How can you fix corrosion and protect your customers A/C systems? Sea Coast Air Conditioning of Florida has three answers in “How the Beach Damages Your AC.”

One of the best ways is to put a protective layer back on the system.

Sea Coast suggests that “applying an anti-corrosion coating to your air conditioning system can help your AC withstand exposure to the ocean air.”

So what kind of coating do you need? Try a micro-coat that is specifically engineered for metal corrosion like Coil Shield. If you use it for your customers, you can keep their coils protected and clean for one year or more. You’ll see less corrosion and buildup, and the coating unobtrusively covers the coils. Call us at 800-766-9057 to learn more.

Contractors: What do you use to protect your customers’ coils and A/C systems from corrosion? We all know coil cleaning is a must, but how important is coil protection to you and your customers?

About us

“The CRT Tipster” is an HVAC tips and news blog owned by Controlled Release Technologies, Inc. We are a chemical manufacturing company in Shelby, NC, that creates products for HVAC maintenance and more! Find us at cleanac.com, or call us toll free at 800-766-9057.