Tag: heating

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.

 

3 Reasons to Optimize Your HVAC Equipment

3 Reasons to Optimize Your HVAC Equipment

Homeowners have good reason to want to get the most heating and cooling out of their HVAC equipment: these systems account for up to 48 percent of a typical household’s utility bills, notes the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). However, the benefit of properly maintaining an HVAC unit or upgrading to a high efficiency model isn’t only financial—though that’s certainly a big one. Following are the 3 top reasons to optimize your HVAC.

3. Sustainability: Another big incentive to optimize your HVAC equipment is the environment. The less electricity your home consumes, the lower your household’s carbon footprint. The government offers further cost savings in the form of tax credits to encourage homeowners to reduce energy dependency by boosting efficiency. These tax credits are a way for homeowners to save money while also feeling good about the decisions they’re making for their families and communities. 

2. Convenience: New or properly maintained HVAC equipment doesn’t just save money; it also makes a homeowner’s life easier, as unexpected breakdowns—and the uncomfortable indoor climates that accompany them—are less common.

1. Savings: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) asserts that an average homeowner can save as much as $750 every year by opting for an Energy Star HVAC system. However, homeowners do not need to replace their existing equipment to boost efficiency and save. Regular maintenance can help too. Below is an infographic The Refrigeration School developed that is a great source of information on DIY and professional HVAC maintenance.

HVAC Optimization Help

Whether your HVAC equipment is newer or older, maintenance is key to improving efficiency and extending its lifetime. Check out the infographic below and navigate around the website for tips and products that can help you optimize your HVAC system.

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Huge thanks to Kathy Jackson with The Refrigeration School for this Guest blog.

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.

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.