Tag: air conditioning

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.

 

Trane Supply’s “Heat up for the Holidays” Promo

Black Friday has come & gone for most of us but not for Trane Supply! Trane Supply has launched a Holiday Promo “Heat up for the Holidays”.

Contact your local Trane Supply to see if they are offering this promo! Your order does have to be placed by December 15, 2015. Go take advantage of this offer from the leading North American supplier of OEM parts and wholesale supplies for residential & commercial HVAC Systems.

Don’t forget to ask them about CRT’s products.

trane_logo_474.JPGGo check out the two links below to find out what the amazing discounts & rewards are.

Contracting Business: ‘Black Friday’ for HVAC Contractors: Trane Supply Launches Holiday Promo

The News: Trane Supply Launches ‘Heat up for the Holidays’ Promotion

 

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.

How Does An Air Conditioner Work?

Back to Basics

Do you know “How Air Conditioners Work?”

When I started working with Controlled Release about 6 years ago, I didn’t have the slightest clue how an Air Conditioner worked. Obviously, that information is vital in the HVAC Industry.

The President of our company, Lynn Burkhart, states all the time that if you don’t know “how or why” something is the way that it is, you aren’t going to understand it at all.

The majority of you may already know how an Air Conditioner works but the truth is there are those few who don’t know how it works (like me 6 years ago).

For those of you who do know, please chime in with comments and links to sites that you feel are super helpful for those of us who are still in the process of understanding the basics. 

If you are one that doesn’t know how an air conditioner works, check out this simple, yet awesome, 2 minute video below created by Genteq Motors that explains “How an Air Conditioner Works”.

You can also check out Genteq Motors on Twitter & Facebook.

Could you imagine what life would’ve been like without technology? We have everything right at our fingertips these days. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at CRT. We are more than happy to help in any way we can.

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.

#MCM : Man’s Best Friend – Oso

Each week, we try to do a #MCM or #WCW post. What does that stand for? Man Crush Monday and Woman Crush Wednesday! In the social media world, tons of people post their “crushes” (or people they are fans of) on Mondays and Wednesdays using these #hashtags.

Happy Labor Day to you! This week, we’re spotlighting someone super special – Man’s Best Friend!

As you may or may not know, recently everyone celebrated #NationalDogDay. I had the pleasure of coming across an amazing company that is made up of three family members. I think you will especially be intrigued by the 3rd family member.

Get ready for a cuteness overload. Everyone say hello to OSO Handsome – The Boss!

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I would say that All Systems HVAC Inc. has the best Boss in the world – 8 year old, chocolate lab – Oso. When Stacey Hawks (Co-Owner) decided to join the company back in 2012. Oso and her were a package deal. Stacey has had Oso since he was 9 weeks old. Since then Oso has became the family & company jewel.

All Systems HVAC, Inc. has been in business since May of 1994. They serve Douglas County, Oregon for residential service and work all over the Southern Oregon commercially. All Systems HVAC Inc. is a family owned, small business providing maintenance, service, repair and replacement of residential and commercial heating, air conditioning and commercial refrigeration systems.

While Oso may not get to go on the job sites like Tom (Owner) does, he is the faithful office companion and under the desk foot warmer. By the looks of it, Oso enjoys & is quite patient with the donning of outfits but he put all fours down in opposition when Tom tried to put the beekeeper suit on him. It seems Oso is not a huge fan of bees and watches them from afar!

Of all the companies I’ve had the honor of getting to know over the past 6 years, Oso has to be my favorite story. A huge thanks to Stacey Hawks for sending over the pictures and information to feature All Systems HVAC & Oso on our blog. You can keep up with All Systems HVAC Inc. & Oso by liking their Facebook page. 

Want to be featured in an upcoming client spotlight? We’d love to spotlight you and your company! Send us an email at social@cleanac.com or comment below with your contact information!