Tag: HVAC clogs

From the Field: Avoid the Umbrella

rihanna Pop singer Rihanna received some great news to spark her birthday celebration last week. The now 26-year-old found out that papers would soon be signed giving her a $10 million settlement, stemming from bad financial and real estate advice she received in 2009. At the heart of this matter was a $7 million home in Southern California – rotting from water and mold damage!

While Rihanna’s situation was caused by leaking balconies and faulty construction, the same thing could happen in any home or business due to overflows and clogs of the HVAC condensate drain pan.
This potential for water damage is largely unknown to building owners and tenants, as HVAC systems are only a concern when they aren’t functioning properly. But by this time, it could be too late.

For years the industry relied on water-soluble tablets to clean the pans of potential hazards. As demonstrated in Kristen’s blog , while these tablets are effective in the short-term, their chemical nature causes them to quickly dissipate. This leaves one to either grin and bear it or constantly perform HVAC maintenance. Ain’t nobody got time for that!

In 1985, Controlled Release Technologies invented PanGuard, the HVAC industry’s first timed-release drain pan treatment. PanGuard is guaranteed PG limited warranty to provide continuous, 24-hour protection for either 3 or 6 months, depending on size purchased, or it will be replaced for free. Find a tablet with that kind of offer!

So now you need to make a choice: Either make like Rihanna and get under your Umbrella ella ella eh eh eh, or protect your investment with PanGuard today!

If you have a similar water damage horror story, or a success story using PanGuard, we’d love to hear about it. Please leave your comments in the section below.

jonJonathan 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.

Product Spotlight: The Sludge 2: EAHU #5

 Last week’s blog received such a response that it warranted an encore performance.

Not only are air handler condensate pans affected by sludge buildup, but so are evaporative coolers. This is never more evident than in an account submitted to us by one of our distributors.
The unit in question, EAHU #5, had been neglected for years. Preventive maintenance had become deferred maintenance, which eventually led to ignored maintenance. We could take paragraphs describing the condition of the unit, the rust and corrosion of the motor and support structures, the scale deposits on the pads and the condition of the cell deck. However, we think the picture explains it all. Imagine those water particles floating in your air!
At CRT, we developed our Timed Release Product Line to essentially eliminate scale, clogs and buildup. By using the following product, cooler pads and basins remain clean and deposit free, protecting assets from costly maintenance and saving capital otherwise spent on utility bills.
Cooler Guard is a timed-release polymer block that protects against scaling damages and accumulation on evaporative cooler pads and basins. Users are able to cut water expenses virtually in half as a bleed is not needed when using Cooler Guard. Once installed, an evaporative cooler remains clean four to six weeks, depending on mineral concentration of the water.
To learn more visit cleanac.com/cooler-guard, and feel free to leave comments below.
Controlled Release Technologies, Inc., a research, development and manufacturing firm based in Shelby, North Carolina.  CRT is an IFMA CSP, 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 (800) 766-9057.