Tag: sanitation

Technically Speaking: Is HVAC Sanitization Important?

Most occupants of a commercial building or patients in a hospital have never seen the inside of an HVAC air handler.

Cleanliness of these areas is very important though. When in a modern building, all of the air you are breathing in passes through the air handler. Naturally, you would want it to be clean.

Unfortunately, this is not the fact most of the time. From my own experience in looking at interiors of air handlers where your air goes through, I would have to say that a good 50% of air handlers have mold and deposits on their cooling surfaces and condensate collection pans.

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I have witnessed several hospitals with the skeletons of dead animals (birds, lizards, etc). In hospitals with recirculated air, it is possible that some germs may alight on, and grow on, cooling coils. In one major hospital, a swab was taken from the coils and some strange, uncommon microbes were found on the coils.

Other than wanting to breathe in clean air that has not passed through and around mold and other germs, keeping the interior clean of biological matter is important just from an energy standpoint.

Layers of microbes, called biofilms, act as an insulator on cooling coils, and retard heat transfer. There is evidence, published in the ASHRAE journal, that a reduction of up to 40% occurs because of dirty coils alone.

So, yes, keeping the interiors of HVAC air handlers clean is quite helpful, not only for the occupants, but also financially.

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Controlled release has developed and registered with the US EPA “Fast Attack HVAC System Sanitizer”. This is an iodine-based product that has several advantages for users.

You can find out more on Fast Attack HVAC System Sanitizer by going to our company website at http://www.cleanac.com/fast-attack

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Lynn Burkhart is the founder and president of Controlled Release Technologies, Inc. located in Shelby, North Carolina. More information about the company, and its products, can be found at http://www.cleanac.com and by calling (800) 766-9057.

Featuring: Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital

Fast Attack is Controlled Release Technologies’ EPA registered, HVAC system sanitizer.

If you have odors in your AHU, build up on your coils, corrosion on the inside of your AHU, this product will most definitely help you handle these issues. It’s effective against mold, bacteria, and debris.

Your staff will thank you for receiving a cleaner, safer, and better work environment.

Fast Attack may be used to sanitize the interior surfaces of the Air Handler Unit (HVAC pans, coils, etc.) with exception of the ductwork.

It is easily applied – just mix, spray on surface, wait 10-15 minutes, and rinse.

Below, you will find a recommendation letter from one of our valued clients.

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St Marys Hospital

For more information, please give me a call, as I would love to assist you.

Also, feel free to share your experiences that you have had with our Fast Attack Sanitizer.

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shandiShandi 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

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