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What Is Condensation?

How many of us have went out of our way to shop for a glass, tumbler, or cup that will not “sweat”. There is nothing I dislike more than grabbing a cup with water droplets! These water droplets/sweat are also known as condensation.

Condensation can be in many more places than just our favorite tumbler. One major place of concern of condensation is in the HVAC System.


Condensation occurs when water vapor in the air comes into contact with something cool. Molecules slow down and get closer together & the gaseous water vapors turn back into liquid water drops (condensation). Seems kind of harmless on our cups but in an HVAC System this can cause so much damage and cost a great deal of money.


Years ago, Lynn Burkhart- President of CRT, visited a very prestigious resort in Florida. An esteemed guest had a not-so-pleasant experience in the resort.  There was a leak on the floor above, this leak damaged several expensive belongings of said guest. Can you imagine the frustration of the guest and embarrassment of the resort?

Do you know how this leak occurred? That’s right. Condensation from the HVAC’s drain pans had overflowed and leaked into the room, from the ceiling. Yikes! There is never a good reason for water to emit from the AC Unit. That is a true sign that the unit needs some TLC (Tender Loving Care). Whether it’s maintenance, repairing, or replacing. 

PM (Preventative Maintenance) is important to the health of your HVAC system. A checkup once or twice a year will help to detect & prevent an issue before it occurs. 

You can also be proactive by providing a time-released drain pan treatment PanGuard (Certified Green) or Algae Guard (EPA Registered) to keep your drain clean & free from over flows.

We’d love to hear any condensation stories you have. Please give us a call, comment, or simply shoot us an email. We look forward to chatting with you. 

About us

“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.

Feature: “Over 20 Years of Timed-Release Maintenance.”

I was extremely excited to hear what one of our valued clients had to say about our Cooler Guard.

Over 20 years ago, Cooler Guard was created. It was the first of it’s kind, being the first Time-released maintenance for Evaporative Coolers.

What our client had to say, was nothing short of what the product was created to do.

Please read below:

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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

Client Spotlight: Spring into Self Maintenance for your swamp Cooler

Spring into Self Maintenance for your Swamp Cooler

We know that most people never think twice about air conditioning in the middle of winter, but before you know it, spring will arrive. If you live in the southern states, you are already experiencing an increase in temperatures. What does that mean? Air conditioning season is upon us, and now is the best time to get ready for it, and it’s never too early to prepare with Cooler Guard.

If you know anything about evaporative coolers, you know that they tend to develop scale buildup rapidly due to being in contact with flowing water for long hours at a time. Cooler Guard is a self-maintenance product that cleans whatever the water comes in contact with. It is a corrosion preventative that puts an end to scale accumulation. Cooler Guard’s time release qualities ensure that you will never need to deal with scale buildup ever again.

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Business owners are spending unneeded money on descaling and replacement parts when it comes to evaporative coolers. Scaled pad surfaces reduce your evaporative coolers ability to deliver fresh, cool air, and they cause moisture to enter the air stream. Your air quality can also be contaminated when it includes the sludge and deposits in the sump, which pollutes the exact air that enters your home or business. Use of harsh chemicals to remove the buildup can become hazardous. Mold, mildew and other microbes grow inside evaporative coolers, but Cooler Guard can stop scale buildup, as well as, mold and mildew from developing in the first place.

Are you ready for spring? It will be here before you know it. Order your Cooler Guard today, so when it arrives, you can keep scale buildup, mold and mildew in check for the rest of the year!

kmfacKevin Uilkie, K M Facility Services
15136 W Roy Rogers Road
Surprise, AZ 85387

From the Field: Avoid the Umbrella

rihanna Pop singer Rihanna received some great news to spark her birthday celebration last week. The now 26-year-old found out that papers would soon be signed giving her a $10 million settlement, stemming from bad financial and real estate advice she received in 2009. At the heart of this matter was a $7 million home in Southern California – rotting from water and mold damage!

While Rihanna’s situation was caused by leaking balconies and faulty construction, the same thing could happen in any home or business due to overflows and clogs of the HVAC condensate drain pan.
This potential for water damage is largely unknown to building owners and tenants, as HVAC systems are only a concern when they aren’t functioning properly. But by this time, it could be too late.

For years the industry relied on water-soluble tablets to clean the pans of potential hazards. As demonstrated in Kristen’s blog , while these tablets are effective in the short-term, their chemical nature causes them to quickly dissipate. This leaves one to either grin and bear it or constantly perform HVAC maintenance. Ain’t nobody got time for that!

In 1985, Controlled Release Technologies invented PanGuard, the HVAC industry’s first timed-release drain pan treatment. PanGuard is guaranteed PG limited warranty to provide continuous, 24-hour protection for either 3 or 6 months, depending on size purchased, or it will be replaced for free. Find a tablet with that kind of offer!

So now you need to make a choice: Either make like Rihanna and get under your Umbrella ella ella eh eh eh, or protect your investment with PanGuard today!

If you have a similar water damage horror story, or a success story using PanGuard, we’d love to hear about it. Please leave your comments in the section below.

jonJonathan Dunagin, Marketing Director 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.