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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!

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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 is a Macro Fan?

We always want to stay up to date on new interesting things in the HVAC industry. Just last week, we saw a Facebook picture of a huge fan! We’d never seen anything like it. So, of course, we had to reach out to our client & get some more info.

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Our clients at Woodall Heating and Cooling just recently installed their first 24′ Macro Air Fan. You’re probably asking yourself the same question we were. What is a Macro Fan?

The Macro Fan is an industrial ceiling fan that is used to keep the work place cool at an affordable price.  It is a high-volume low-speed (HVLS) fan.  They are used in commercial and industrial settings.  They are mostly ceiling fans although some come as a pole mounted fan.  They are used to supplement HVAC Systems and help to maintain a constant temperature and humidity.

Blake Woodall said it was a very easy process, they installed it in a warehouse in the city of Alabama. Blake mentioned that they were able to use a scissor lift which really helped them out with the installation. Had they used ladders instead, the process would’ve taken a lot longer.

Blake was excited to let us know that the Macro Fan was a lot less expensive than other fan’s on the market. Some of the features are that it comes with a variable speed motor and a touch screen pad to control it.  Very cool!

If you have any questions on Macro Fan’s, you know who to call. Woodall Heating & Cooling in Enterprise Alabama. Be sure to go check out their Website & Facebook

Do you have any unique applications that you’d like to tell us about? We’d love to hear about it. 

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“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.