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Be Inspired: Preventative Maintenance Forgetfulness

Because our HVAC systems just run in the background and we just expect them to do so, we forget that they are there. That is until they don’t work like they are supposed to.

Have you ever lost or misplaced your keys? I’ve done that multiple times within the past two weeks. One which involved locking them in my car. That was much fun! Remembrance has not been my friend as of late. To think I am only 17 weeks pregnant & have many, many more weeks/years of forgetfulness to come, isn’t very encouraging.

Forgetfulness isn’t just limited to loss of keys, forgetting to start the dryer after putting your wet clothes in, forgetting to set your alarm, forgetting your wallet, or even forgetting where you parked. Forgetfulness is not only common with pregnancy brain, but also common with our HVAC Systems.

So riddle me this, what if we paid more attention to our heating & air units from the start. I know when this baby comes along in September, seldom will I take my eyes off of him. Obviously, we shouldn’t literally go watch our HVAC unit, but the least we could do is pay more attention to it by showing it some tender, loving, HVAC Preventative Maintenance care. Much like the care for a baby, it doesn’t survive without you. The HVAC unit will not last very long without preventative maintenance.

What is HVAC Preventative Maintenance?

According to Trane, “Regular HVAC preventative maintenance is the best way to ensure trouble-free operation and peak performance. Pre-season maintenance is also important. It can help to avoid a system failure in severe hot or cold weather when you need it most, and it can also keep your energy bill from getting out of control.”
http://www.trane.com/residential/en/for-owners/maintenance-tips.html

Be sure to Contact your local Contractor for Preventative Maintenance measures.

Who will get the award for being “Most Forgetful”. The nominees are Preventative Maintenance and Pregnancy Brain?
As for me, the winner is Pregnancy Brain. While you may not have the excuse of pregnancy, you certainly have the choice of caring for your HVAC unit with Preventative Maintenance instead of allowing it to be forgotten.

 

539149_10151972004281060_1823289601_nKristen Bean, Assistant Marketing Director of Controlled Release Technologies, Inc., a research, development and manufacturing firm based in Shelby, North Carolina.  CRT is a 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 ASHRAE, and the American Chemical Society. www.cleanac.com

Tips from The Girls: Consequences Of NOT Receiving Maintenance

As a preventive maintenance manufacturer of HVAC products, we continually preach to our customers the importance of having maintenance done regularly. But, let’s switch gears for a moment!

What would be the results of neglecting this maintenance?

Dirty Air Filter
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A dirty air filter can cause all sort of problems in the system’s performance. A dirty air filter decreases the power the engine needs to run efficiently. If left neglected, the dirty air filter will began to leak dust and sand into your engine causing bad seals, oil leaks, and oil burning.

If you were to go for a run, with your hand over your mouth and with your nose pinched shut, how far would you go? Engines need air too.

Dirty AC Coils
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Just like with a dirty air filter, dirty coils can be devastating to your system as well. With dirty coils left unmaintained, they are unable to provide proper heat transfer. Ultimately, causing your a/c unit to use more energy. More energy means higher utility costs.

Negative effects on indoor air quality is a result as well. As the coil stays moistened with condensation – germs and bacteria are born, which are then released into the air you are breathing.

The aluminum fins of the coil makes it easy for dirt, dust, and debris to stick causing blockages and in return affecting the overall performance and efficiency of your A/C.

AC Blowers
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Typically, a AC blower is protected by the filter. An AC system circulates air through the building duct work via blower fan. If not maintained, the blower fans can get clogged down by dirt, leaks, and even rodents. These issues cause horrible air quality and health concerns in buildings.

Money talks LOUDLY when you get into replacing these parts of your system. While, a new filter is a small price to pay to keep your HVAC system maintained at only 10 dollars each, a blower or coil replacement can be a bit pricey. On average a person would pay $475-$675 in purchasing a new ac blower and could spend anywhere from $1300 to $1500 on a coil replacement.

These reasons and among others are why we stress the importance of preventive maintenance. Save yourself the time, money, health, and a lot of headache. Maintain your equipment!

chasnewChasity Walker, Publicity Manager of Controlled Release Technologies, Inc., a research, development and manufacturing firm based in Shelby, North Carolina. CRT is an IFMA CSP, an 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