Tag: HVAC maintenance

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 to Fix a Frozen Air Conditioner

Photo: Creative Commons
Photo: Creative Commons

Ever have an A/C unit freeze up? Mike’s Heating & Cooling tells you 3 possible problems – and how to fix them in “Help! My Air Conditioner is Frozen.” Number one on the list? Change your air filter! Those get easily clogged, but changing them is an easy fix.

Energy Star suggests checking air filters every month, especially in winter and summer. “If the filter looks dirty after a month, change it. At a minimum, change the filter every 3 months.” Find more tips on basic HVAC maintenance on Energy Star’s website.



Improve HVAC Maintenance in Plants & Facilities

Our friends over at Mike’s Heating & Cooling recently shared an awesome post by Plant Engineering on Five Tips to Make HVAC Maintenance More Effective. According to Plant Engineering, “Preventive maintenance is key to keeping HVAC systems running effectively and efficiently.”

We also love their advice on how to clean HVAC coils: don’t use pressure washers! 

Why? They can damage the fins on the coil, which can cause you to spend more money to repair them.

Check out their blog post and let us know what you think! 🙂

This month, we’re talking about air conditioning coils, tips and info on how your HVAC can benefit from cleaner coils: more energy efficiency, better air quality and more! Stay tuned for more, and don’t forget – we want to hear YOUR coil cleaning questions and advice.

Tell us how YOU clean coils and what problems you’ve seen with A/C coils.

Share in the comments below or via email: social@cleanac.com.

#WCW Featured Client: Meet Cherie Harris!

Screen Shot 2015-06-23 at 9.13.45 AMThis week’s featured client works for Harper Supply in Fort Worth, Texas.

Meet Cherie Harris!

Cherie loves her job at Harper and is full of life. She takes pride in her work, which is why we chose to feature her in this week’s Woman Crush Wednesday post!

A word from Cherie:

I work for Harper Supply LLC. I have been with the company almost a year. We love to care for our customers and provide them the best specialty building maintenance chemicals and supplies ever.

Cherie is happily married and has three dogs and three cats. She really lives every day to the fullest.

Know someone we should pick for our featured client? Would you like to be featured? Send us an email to social@cleanac.com and we’ll get in touch! We love learning more about our clients and sharing their businesses!

About us

“The CRT Tipster” is an HVAC tips and news blog owned by Controlled Release Technologies, Inc. We are a chemical manufacturing company based in Shelby, N.C., and have been creating products for HVAC maintenance since 1986. Read more at cleanac.com! Got a question? Contact us toll free at 1-800-766-9057.

About Harper Supply

Harper Supply LLC offers a variety of specialized solutions for Industrial and Commercial Building and Maintenance needs. Working for you, Harper Supply LLC is constantly seeking the most effective, efficient and environment-friendly “Green Products” to solve your cleaning problems.

New Product: Resurface Chiller Tube Sheets w/ Ceramic Shield

Have you ever had something go wrong with your car?

I remember when the transmission in my truck started to go out. Man, was I upset. I thought it was the end of the world! I knew it was going to cost an arm and a leg, but instead of buying a whole new truck, I just fixed my transmission! It was much cheaper and much smarter.

Well, have you ever had to replace a chiller unit?

That can cost anywhere from $20,000 to $40,000! Yikes! But just as with cars, there’s another solution: replacing a part of it, instead of buying a whole new unit.

What causes a chiller barrel to fail?

One common cause is corrosion and erosion from high water velocity, dirt and sand particles. Chiller barrels have tube sheets on their end that are covered by an end cap. These tube sheets (like the one on the left with all the holes) can get super nasty from all the dirt and water hitting them. Nobody wants to spend thousands of dollars replacing a tube sheet when it’s much easier and cheaper to resurface it. There are plenty of tube sheet coating products on the market, but we’ve got something new!

What is it? Ceramic Shield.

Ceramic Shield is a product that resurfaces chiller barrel tube sheets and end caps. With its hard ceramic quality, this epoxy coating has a high corrosion resistance and we’ve tested it in our lab under 5 times the normal water velocity of most chillers. It’s stronger than steel and with its hard ceramic coating, you can give years back to your unit!

Is it easy to apply?

Absolutely. There is no need to fly in a technician with Ceramic Shield, because you can do the work yourself. All you need to do is remove the end cap, cork all the holes on the tube sheet, and sandblast the area. Then use a product like our Clean Bond to prevent flash rusting and provide a solid bonding surface for Ceramic Shield. Mix Ceramic Shield according to the instructions, then trowel it on, and let it cure for 36-48 hours. You only need one coat! After the product has cured, you can remove the corks, replace the end cap and put the unit back into service. The whole process should take a maximum of two days. That’s bang for your customers’ buck.

Why should I use it?

This is a great way to gain new business for your company, because many contractors don’t do work on chiller units. But with this easy-to-apply, one-coat product, why not? You can gain new business, solve a problem for your customers (who don’t want to spend thousands on new chiller units), and increase your profits.

What sets Ceramic Shield above the competition?

First, it’s a one-coat application, unlike many of our two-coat competitors. This can cut time and labor in half. It’s also less expensive and you can install it yourself without having to bring in a technician. That cuts out flight costs, hotel stays and labor that you might otherwise pay for.

Have more questions?

We would love to talk to you about this product and how it can bring in more business and help your customers. Give us a call today at 1-800-766-9057.

About us

“The CRT Tipster” is an HVAC tips and news blog owned by Controlled Release Technologies, Inc. We are a chemical manufacturing company based in Shelby, N.C., and have been creating independently-certified, green products for HVAC maintenance since 1986. Read more atcleanac.com. Got a question? Contact us toll free at 1-800-766-9057.