When initially questioned, the building owner admitted that he had no on-site staff and contracted out all HVAC work “as-needed.” This was glaringly obvious upon entering AHU #21760. If you think this picture is disgusting, you can only imagine the smell. It has been said, if it looks like a duck and sounds like a duck, then it must be one. Well this smelled like the duck had died.
Further questioning revealed that it had been over a year since this unit was last inspected, and at that time tablets had been used to try and control dirt and grime buildup. Now this owner was facing a major overhaul of the unit, including water damage to surrounding structures. All this, just to save a few dollars.
At CRT, we developed our Timed Release Product Line to essentially eliminate leaks, clogs and overflows. By using the following products, condensate pans remain clean and deposit free, protecting buildings from costly water damages and maintenance expenditures.
PanGuard, an independently certified Green Product, is the original, timed-release polymer strip. PanGuard eliminates clogs and overflows due to deposit accumulation in HVAC condensate pans, and is engineered to meet the needs of individually sized units. Once a condensate drip pan has been cleaned, it remains clean for three to six months.
Algae Guard is an EPA registered, timed-release polymer strip. Algae Guard eliminates clogs and overflows due to mold and fungus accumulation in HVAC condensate pans, and is engineered to meet the needs of individually sized units. Once a condensate drip pan has been cleaned, it remains clean for three to six months.
To learn more feel free to contact us, and please, share your AHU condensate pan horror stories and pictures in the response section 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.