Tag: degradation

Water in Ductwork, NOT TODAY!

Have you heard the following things listed OVER & OVER again in regards to your HVAC unit?

“No one wants any sort of strain on their HVAC unit. Strain that could cause many problems that are an extra cost to you. Such as:

-Higher energy bill
-Frequent maintenance on your HVAC unit
-HVAC replacement

There are many ways to keep your HVAC unit stress free. Below are just a few basic steps you can take to keep your HVAC system stress free. Very easy stuff, and they each only take a few moments of your time.

-Keep vents clear
-Keep those coils clean
-Change out the air filters regularly”

BUT, one thing that goes unmentioned quite often is the ductwork. Of course it would. Out of sight, out of mind, right?

Did you know, ductwork carries the warmth in the winter and holds the cool air in the summer. Without proper ductwork insulation, the temperature of the air being carried could be lost while transferring from the HVAC unit to the vents in your home. Ductwork can also play a major role in your energy bill. Even the Department of Energy claims so.

So, you see how important ductwork is. What if just a little bit of water entered your ductwork from the HVAC system? It’s just a little water. No biggie, right? Actually, YES! Even the smallest water droplet is a huge deal! To name a few, it can cause the following:

-Rust out metal ductwork
-Breeding ground for mold, mildew, and bacteria
-Decrease Indoor Air Quality greatly
-Water damage
-Degradation & De-lamination

Although, water in the ductwork can cause many problems. Your health alone should be enough reason to want to get your ductwork checked out. Exposure to mold can lead to allergies, infections, rashes, even alzheimer’s. The list just goes on and on.

When water gets in the insulation in your ductwork, those water droplets fly through your airstream. These water droplets create a breeding ground for mold & mildew. Water droplets will wreak havoc on the insulation in the ductwork causing degradation & de-lamination. Not only would this be tearing your insulation apart to later be replaced (more bucks from your pocket) but that delaminated insulation would be freely roaming the air in your home (remember you & your family are breathing this).

Why worry about water in your ductwork causing this step ladder of issues when there is a solution?

For the new home-owner, why not be preventative & go ahead and protect yourself?

Ductile is a coating that protects the HVAC ductwork from degradation and insulation de-lamination. Ductile locks down fiberglass particles that would enter the air stream. Hallelujah!
No stress of your insulation breaking down & no worries about your health. Did you hear that, NO STRESS!


Contact us for more information on Ductile. Shandi or Candice will be more than happy to give you some information. 800-766-9057 or if you’re like me and prefer email reach out to sales@cleanac.com or custserv@cleanac.com

Product Spotlight: What Lies Beneath? Insulation Contamination

Unwanted deposits can gradually build up on, and even hide inside insulation. Once embedded, they are almost impossible to remove. Regular cleaning is useless, and vacuuming is not only ineffective, but advances the breakdown, or de-lamination of fiberglass insulation. This gradual process allows fiberglass particles to enter the air stream and occupied areas, where they may be inhaled.

At CRT, we have developed the following specifically formulated coatings to solve problems due to contamination, degradation and de-lamination. By using these products, air handler units, ductwork and mechanical room walls can remain safe, improving occupant comfort level, and assisting in future maintenance and cleaning of the HVAC system.

Flex Seal
Flex Seal is a NFPA 90A compliant, mildew-resistant coating that permanently protects surfaces from degradation. Flex Seal can be applied to HVAC ductwork, interior walls, insulation, wood, concrete-masonry and metal surfaces. Downtime is limited, due to low odor emissions and a fast drying time, and future cleanings are made easier because Flex Seal is scrubbable, and can quickly be wiped down.

Bioflex is an EPA registered, fungicidal coating that permanently protects surfaces from mold-related contamination. Bioflex can be applied to interior walls, insulation, wood, concrete-masonry and metal surfaces. Downtime is limited, due to low odor emissions and a fast drying time, and future cleanings are made easier because Bioflex is scrubbable, and can quickly be wiped down.

Ductile is a low viscosity coating that permanently protects HVAC ductwork from degradation and insulation de-lamination. Ductile is specifically formulated for use in robotic air duct sprayers, making it easy to apply. Ductile is a complete encapsulate, locking down fiberglass particles that can enter the airstream, and making future cleaning easier as it can quickly be wiped down.

We welcome your comments, so please don’t hesitate to do so. We’d love to hear from you.

Jonathan Dunagin, Marketing Director 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.