Tag: HVAC systems

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

Feature: Clean Bond Multitasking Qualities

In todays society, and economical state, everyone wants to get the most bang for their buck. Employers want employees who can multitask, restaurants have created a 2 for 1 menu, and we have Clean Bond

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Clean Bond is our 4 in 1 product, which consists of being a cleaner, degreaser, adhesion promoter and acts as a flash rust inhibitor. Although, Clean Bond can stand alone, in many cases Clean Bond is used to assist in Pancrete applications because of it’s ease of use and time savings on Pan Preparation.

Clean Bond was developed and engineered over 5 years ago and has made its impact on HVAC systems all over the United States. In fact, one of our valued clients provided an awesome Recommendation Letter concerning his company’s success story. 

Check out what Kevin Ulkie said about Clean Bond:

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Let us know if you have any applications or experiences that you would like to share. 

Thanks and make a great day! 

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Shandi Maddox, Corporate Client Services Representative 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

Lights, Camera, Action: Indications That You NEED HVAC Sanitizer

Fast Attack is CRT’s HVAC Sanitizer with Iodine. In the video below I have spoke about a few indications that you need an HVAC sanitizer applied to your AHU, as well as the steps for the application.

Take a look. If you have any questions for me, you may post them below in the comment section.








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

Featuring: Fincoil Energy Solutions – V4138 and T84

Many buildings have specifications for coatings used in the HVAC system to be NFPA 90A Fire and Smoke Rated. Thankfully, products do exist to meet these specifications as well as meet VOC specs.

If you don’t believe me, read this recommendation letter from a very well known company- Fincoil Energy Solutions. They used both V4138 and T84 to meet regulations for fire and smoke in a hospital building and were more than pleased with the results.

You can also check out more information for these two products on our website at www.cleanac.com.

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kristen1Kristen Bean, Assistant Marketing Director 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

Guest Blog: HVAC Professionals to Educate Homeowners

Did you know that most accidental fires are caused by overheating of your appliances especially if you have heating systems that were either poorly maintained or improperly installed?

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According to some studies with regards to HVAC Education, all HVAC professionals are strongly encouraged to help educate the homeowners on proper heating safety especially with the use of either the professional or supplementary equipment. This is in accordance with the prevention of fire that’s occurring in homes. Most of the fire was mainly caused by heavy HVAC system usage.

Two main reasons why HVAC overheats are because there is an inappropriate space for the heater being used and the mishandling of the heating system (and this includes the fireplace). So without enough maintenance and repairs done, the result will be a disaster.

Why with HVAC professionals? It’s simple, HVAC professionals can perform several functions in the home or in commercial buildings such as installation and repairs of the HVAC systems – heating and cooling equipments. With the knowledge that they have, they can help educate the homeowners with the benefits and potential detractors of fireplaces, stoves that uses wood to burn, space heaters, and also the importance of regular maintenance on existing heating systems. Educating the homeowners is very crucial for the safety of the homes.

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Types of HVAC Systems

Window Air Conditioning System – this is the most common HVAC system used. These are reliable units and very easy to install.
Split Air Conditioner System – There are two parts that comprises this type of HVAC system – the indoor and the outdoor units. For the indoor unit, this is the evaporator – the cooling coil and the cooling fan. As for the outdoor part, this is the condenser, compressor and the expansion valve.
Central Air Conditioning – this is mainly used in large buildings, hotels, airports, malls, and so on. This is a more economic option for large spaces.
Packaged Air Conditioners – In a typical split system, there is a space allocated for multiple separate products such as a heat pump or AC that has a fan coil or an evaporator coil in one unit.

Educating the homeowners can greatly help and improve in minimizing any danger that will arise – especially fire in the homes and buildings where it’s installed. Whatever type of HVAC system you have in your homes or buildings, it is important that you know how to properly maintain and repair your units if applicable.

cropped-authority-specialist-small-1Rachel Heagney, Administration and Content Auditor at www.AuthoritySpecialists.com, and Guest Blogger for 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.