Tag: tips

How to Fix a Frozen Air Conditioner

Photo: Creative Commons
Photo: Creative Commons

Ever have an A/C unit freeze up? Mike’s Heating & Cooling tells you 3 possible problems – and how to fix them in “Help! My Air Conditioner is Frozen.” Number one on the list? Change your air filter! Those get easily clogged, but changing them is an easy fix.

Energy Star suggests checking air filters every month, especially in winter and summer. “If the filter looks dirty after a month, change it. At a minimum, change the filter every 3 months.” Find more tips on basic HVAC maintenance on Energy Star’s website.



Don’t Send the Janitor: Why A/C Coils Need a Professional

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A contractor cleans coils with our Powder Keg Coil Cleaner.

Want to know more about coil cleaning? Why do A/C coils need to be cleaned? Is washing them off enough?

Arista Air explains why it’s important, how it benefits you, and why you shouldn’t just send in the janitor to clean your coils.

Check it out in their blog post on “AC Coil Cleaning: How to Tell When You Need It.”

All this month, we’re talking about air conditioning coils, tips and info on how your air handler can benefit from cleaner coils. Stay tuned for more, and don’t forget – we want to hear YOUR coil cleaning questions.

If you’re a contractor, tell us how you clean coils and what problems you’ve seen with A/C coils while on the job. What tips do you have, and do you use a coil cleaner or do you pressure wash?

Share in the comments below or send us an email! social@cleanac.com

Social Media Trends: Stress It, Don’t Stress Over It

Social media is often discouraging. It can stress you out when you are not getting the feedback you expected, or not giving yourself enough time for social media in the first place. Managing and organizing yourself is key to being successful. Here are a few tips that can help make your stress a think of the past.

1. Self-Discipline

Self-discipline is controlling what you do, as well as how and when you do it. In order to meet goals, and to account for your productivity in the work place, requires self-discipline. Often, time management comes into play. Make sure you are giving yourself enough time to manage your social media effectively. Don’t rush through it at last minute! Rushing though will only cost you more time later.

2. Stay Motivated

Staying motivated is key for anything you set out to do. We all know offices are not the most quiet place, and that things are forever changing; however, wasting time on things that are not helping reach your goals will make it hard to achieve success. Focus on what you have already accomplished rather than what you still have left. This will help with your stress level as well as your motivation. It is highly important to not let things stand in the way of your own progress.

3. Goals, Goals, Goals

You can’t make anything happen without goals. You may have heard the old saying, “If you don’t know where you’re going, you’re unlikely to get there.” Figure out your target audience, or what results you are looking for, and make them your goal and go for it. Focus on that goal until you have reached the desired results.

If you constantly focus on increasing your social footprint, and stress its importance, you can achieve great results. Just don’t let the stress of creating it turn you off. Always stay disciplined, motivated and have goals set to achieve. If you have any ideas for reducing stress and improving results, pertaining to social media or just the workplace environment itself, please feel free to comment in the section below.

chasityChasity Strickland, Social Media Specialist and Marketing Assistant 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