How Facility Technicians Can Prevent Evaporator Coil Corrosion Without Damaging AC Coils

It feels like summer has arrived in some regions and the last thing you want is your HVAC system to fail when a heat wave arrives. Detecting a drop in HVAC performance is often the only warning you’ll get that something is about to go wrong. But with dirty coils putting an unnecessary load on the system these warning signs can be hidden.

If you read our previous post, you already know that cleaning your facility’s HVAC coils can save up to 30% in power consumption, reduce wear and tear and improve IAQ by eliminating mold. But did you know that delaying the job can make the task harder and risk evaporator coil corrosion?

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How Proper Coil Cleaning Increases Savings, IAQ and System Efficiency

As things begin to heat up this summer, more and more HVAC facility managers and technicians will experience equipment and maintenance headaches. Take for example air conditioning systems. Even a well-maintained HVAC system consumes a lot of electricity, especially during the summer months.  In fact, air conditioning and other climate control technologies account for almost 25% of the power consumed in commercial properties in the United States. So consider how poorly your system will perform – and cost –  during the dog days of summer if it’s not properly maintained.

For one thing, it will need to work harder and stay on longer, thus consuming more electricity. Also consider that dirt and mold build-up on the evaporator coils will impact air quality and the health of your building’s occupants. If you ignore the problem long enough, you’ll spend a considerable amount of money to repair or replace the system. And your tenants won’t be too happy about the disruption.

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How Clean-in-Place Conveyer Belt Cleaning Delivers Efficiency, Labor Savings and FSMA Compliance

When it comes to investing in belt cleaning equipment, many factors come into play. Return on investment is influenced by production uptime, savings in staff time, and meeting regulatory requirements. Keep in mind new FDA regulations tighten up existing rules by focusing on preventing contamination, rather than limiting their scope.

Dry vapor steam technology, however, is a clean-in-place solution that is faster, more effective, and safer. You can accomplish in a couple of hours what might have taken a full shift or even days to do previously. This means the plant is kept up and running, doing what it’s supposed to be doing — producing food, beverage or other products. What’s more, dry vapor steam provides a more thorough clean than even the best human hands ever could. Contact surfaces will be more hygienic and it’s a safer alternative to harsh chemical cleaners.

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Real-World Customer Success Powers Revamped Goodway.com

The right mix of tools and processes delivers crucial maintenance ROI for commercial and industrial HVAC companies — we’ve known that for years. But any other maintenance-intensive industry can also benefit by deploying top gear as well as using a little bit of savvy and the most effective methods.

For instance, take Rexnord Corp.’s seal factory’s maintenance success. Eight Goodway VAC-2 industrial vacuums have boosted the factory’s operational efficiency — and these vacuums haven’t had to be service or replaced in three years.

Want some details? Rexnord Corp. is one of the many organizations featured on our new customer case studies and testimonials pages hosted on the revamped Goodway.com website.

Keep reading to see if your company’s use case is included:

CASE STUDIES

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3 Ways to Ease Your HVAC Technician’s Spring Cleaning Budget and Burden

HVAC Maintenance Spring CleaningSpring cleaning isn’t your facility’s favorite time of year, but it needs to be done or those dirty coils and air ducts will lower efficiency and increase costs this summer. What’s more, uncleaned systems will diminish a facility’s indoor air quality. Why do HVAC technician’s delay this seasonal activity? Is it because cleaning your HVAC systems costs time and money, in terms of equipment, payroll hours and downtime? Or is it because you’re using the wrong tools and equipment? Identifying the right tools and equipment may the your answer.  These three spring cleaning alternatives are not only easy to use but are relatively quick and effective, saving you time and money.

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