Tag: timed-release

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.

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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.

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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.

Whats in a name? That which we call drip pan treatment.

Much like the famous Shakespeare love story of Romeo and Juliet. The story of the two star-crossed lovers are nothing like the love you may possibly have for Algae Guard – drip pan treatment. There is no struggle or tragedy when it comes to our time released drip pan treatment- Algae Guard.

However, there may be a struggle if you are using tablets for your drip pan instead of a time released product such as Algae Guard. Tablets will actually help to deteriorate your drip pan. That is a tragedy!

You don’t want some tragic love story between your drip pans and the products you use, do you? You want the two things to compliment each other, right?
Look no further. Here is a bit of info about Algae Guard.

Algae Guard is a time-released drip pan treatment that keeps the pan clean & free from overflows. Time-released is a process that only allows the ingredients to be released as water flows through the product. Algae Guard is EPA registered and contains a biocide to be effective against mold, mildew, algae, and fungus.

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Ingredient Information

32% active ingredients: broad spectrum micro-biocide
18% other ingredients: blending of wetting agents, surfactants, detergents and corrosion inhibitor
C10 corrosion inhibitor: helps slow the corrosive effects of aggressive condensate water
Physical Characteristics

Slim strip design releases micro-biocides over a greater expanse of the pan surface allowing the condensate to carry the micro-biocides into the entire pan, not just a small area.
Flexible polymer aids in placement of the product into hard to reach places.
Retains a constant weight in water.
Water permeable fabric enclosure helps keep the product intact and visible for easy removal.
Non-dissolving, leaves no chemical residue in the pan.
Engineered for all sizes of air conditioning units.

 

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

Product Unleashed: Importance of A Clean HVAC System – Clean AC Kit

What is the importance of having or providing a clean HVAC System by using the Clean AC Kit? Just to name a few.

For an individual: Yours & your families health, the quality of your air and heat, and a lower power bill. As well as, only one cleaning service call for an entire year.

For a contractor: Happy clients, less service calls (if you do service contracts), quality control, and quick service.

For a building owner or facility manager: Happy, healthy tenants, not to mention the lower guest complaints because of the clean air quality. As well as, lower energy costs.

Not only does it provide the things listed above but it will extend the life of your HVAC unit if used annually. The Clean AC Kit is beneficial to you whether you are a home owner like me, a building owner – facility manager, or you are a contractor.

Please see the attached for info on our kit to HVAC success.

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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 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

Product Spotlight: California Love

Algae Guard Is the HVAC industry’s #1 timed-release, EPA-registered, drain pan treatment. For the first time, Algae Guard is now available for use in California.

This is a momentous occasion for our company,” said Assistant Executive Director Rachelle Tinley. “California guidelines for EPA products are the strictest in the nation, and the fact that Algae Guard passes their inspection, really says a lot about not only the safety of our product, but also its effectiveness in getting the job done.”

For the past 18 years Algae Guard, along with its sister product PanGuard, have been protecting buildings from costly water damages and maintenance expenditures. Algae Guard eliminates clogs and overflows due to mold and fungus accumulation in HVAC condensate pans.

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“Air handler units, by design, accumulate water and particles found in the air, which then build up in condensate pans and basins,” said CRT President and Founder Lynn Burkhart. “Water damage from an HVAC system can go unnoticed until it is too late, requiring vast repairs, destruction of property and even safety concerns once a remediation mold specialist is needed.”

Because constant cleaning and inspection of these areas by personnel is neither feasible nor practical, Burkhart believed the solution was making a better product.

“At the time, the only option was using chlorine tablets, which dissolve quickly and are only effective for a couple of days,” said Burkhart. “Technicians either ignored the problem or were treating the pans every few days, costing a ton in labor and time. So I developed a timed-release strip, that has been proven to provide continuous, hassle-free protection for months on end.

Algae Guard comes in both 3 and 6 month treatments, and is available in various sizes to meet the needs of all tonnage units. Once a condensate drip pan has been cleaned and treated, users can rest assured that their assets are protected. Algae Guard is registered for use in drain pans of air conditioners, sumps of evaporative coolers, floor drains, ice machine drains and soft drink dispenser drains.

It’s great knowing that our products have helped so many different companies,” said Tinley. “From the National Archives Museum in DC, to the Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, to the office building right down the street, CRT products are protecting buildings and providing HVAC maintenance. Now Californians get to experience what Algae Guard offers.

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.