Tag: HVAC unit

Water in Ductwork, NOT TODAY!

Have you heard the following things listed OVER & OVER again in regards to your HVAC unit?

“No one wants any sort of strain on their HVAC unit. Strain that could cause many problems that are an extra cost to you. Such as:

-Higher energy bill
-Frequent maintenance on your HVAC unit
-HVAC replacement

There are many ways to keep your HVAC unit stress free. Below are just a few basic steps you can take to keep your HVAC system stress free. Very easy stuff, and they each only take a few moments of your time.

-Keep vents clear
-Keep those coils clean
-Change out the air filters regularly”

BUT, one thing that goes unmentioned quite often is the ductwork. Of course it would. Out of sight, out of mind, right?

Did you know, ductwork carries the warmth in the winter and holds the cool air in the summer. Without proper ductwork insulation, the temperature of the air being carried could be lost while transferring from the HVAC unit to the vents in your home. Ductwork can also play a major role in your energy bill. Even the Department of Energy claims so.

So, you see how important ductwork is. What if just a little bit of water entered your ductwork from the HVAC system? It’s just a little water. No biggie, right? Actually, YES! Even the smallest water droplet is a huge deal! To name a few, it can cause the following:

-Rust out metal ductwork
-Breeding ground for mold, mildew, and bacteria
-Decrease Indoor Air Quality greatly
-Water damage
-Degradation & De-lamination

Although, water in the ductwork can cause many problems. Your health alone should be enough reason to want to get your ductwork checked out. Exposure to mold can lead to allergies, infections, rashes, even alzheimer’s. The list just goes on and on.

When water gets in the insulation in your ductwork, those water droplets fly through your airstream. These water droplets create a breeding ground for mold & mildew. Water droplets will wreak havoc on the insulation in the ductwork causing degradation & de-lamination. Not only would this be tearing your insulation apart to later be replaced (more bucks from your pocket) but that delaminated insulation would be freely roaming the air in your home (remember you & your family are breathing this).

Why worry about water in your ductwork causing this step ladder of issues when there is a solution?

For the new home-owner, why not be preventative & go ahead and protect yourself?

Ductile is a coating that protects the HVAC ductwork from degradation and insulation de-lamination. Ductile locks down fiberglass particles that would enter the air stream. Hallelujah!
No stress of your insulation breaking down & no worries about your health. Did you hear that, NO STRESS!


Contact us for more information on Ductile. Shandi or Candice will be more than happy to give you some information. 800-766-9057 or if you’re like me and prefer email reach out to sales@cleanac.com or custserv@cleanac.com

What’s in a name? A sparkling clean HVAC system!

What’s the one thing that belongs to you, but others use it more than you do? Your name! Perhaps our best-named product, the one we’re most known for, is Pancrete.


Would you replace your house or your vehicle if one small thing was broken? Of course not! You’d probably just repair it. Replacing things can be very expensive and time-consuming, but repairing and servicing can bring back their shine and make them last even longer.

Pancrete is one way to repair your HVAC system drip pans. It is an amazing product. Instead of getting a whole new HVAC unit just because your drip pan is rusted, why not just resurface? Our product can totally replace the bottom of your drip pan, without the fuss of replacing the entire unit.

Pancrete is a beautiful royal blue color and is very easy to apply. With its fast curing time, you won’t have to leave your unit off while it cures. AND you can put the unit back into service immediately. Check out this beautiful installation:

pancrete new drip pan


The steps to install Pancrete are easy and simple. Here’s a quick guide! First, you have to start cleaning.

  • Remove as much rust and damage as you can.
  • Wash it all off with Clean Bond, which also works as a bonding agent for Pancrete.
  • Spray on Fast Attack to sanitize the area.
  • Make sure there are no holes. If there are, you’ll need to cover them with duct tape or use our Panhole Filler, which, when painted on, can fill holes up to 100 mils.
  • Plug the drain with a cork or piece of plastic tubing coated in Vaseline so that the Pancrete doesn’t stick to it.
  • Paint on V570 and let it dry for 4-6 hours to stop rusting and deterioration.

Then, you’re ready to apply Pancrete!

  • This product is a two-part process. So you’ll mix parts A and B back and forth 20-25 times to make sure it is mixed well.
  • Then, just pour it in the drip pan! Pancrete is self-leveling so all your hard work is done. Now you can sit back and let the product do its job. It takes a total of 6 hours to cure completely depending on the temperature outside, but you can put the unit back into service immediately.

Do you have a success story using our product, Pancrete? We’d love to hear it! Have photos? Please share them. We are so proud to offer a product that saves you time and money.

Tips From The Girls: “Importance of Keeping it Clean”

For you to live comfortably, and to keep your HVAC unit running effectively, it is important to maintain and clean your unit.

The coil of your HVAC system is one of the most important things to keep maintained and clean. A dirty evaporator coil decreases air flow, resulting in reduced heat transfer and a decrease in dehumidation. In turn, this decreases the life expectancy of the HVAC unit due to the increased heat while it runs.

Dirty coils can throw the whole cooling/heating process completely off track. Dirty coils cause compressors to run longer and work harder, leading to higher energy usage and costs. Who wants that?

Here at CRT, we offer products specifically to solve these problems. Fast Attack is for sanitation purposes of the unit [excluding any duct work). Instant Powder Kegs is for the cleaning of the coils, and comes in a powder form, making it easy to transport and apply. Also we have Clean Bond, a powerful cleaner and degreaser that picks up residual oils and other particles.

Keep your costs low and your environment healthy by keeping your coils in top condition. If you are on the go a lot, and do not think about the “out-of-sight” issues, you may find it important to have an annual energy assessment conducted to ensure that everything is running correctly. In fact, we recommend having one done before using CRT products, and then again a year later. We know you will be pleased with the results.

shandifix2Shandi Maddox, Corporate Client Services Representative 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 VAC 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