We hope it's your best year ever. The Black Dot One day, a professor entered his classroom and asked his students to prepare for a surprise test. They all waited anxiously at their desks for the exam to begin.The professor handed out the exams with the text facing down, as usual. Once he handed them all out, he asked the students to turn over the papers.To everyone’s surprise, there were no questions–just a black dot in the center of the paper. The professor, seeing the expression on everyone’s faces, told them the following:“I want you to write about what you see there.” The students, confused, got started on the inexplicable task.At the end of the class, the professor took all the exams, and started reading each one of them out loud in front of all the students.All of them, with no exception, defined the black dot, trying to explain its position in the center of the sheet. After all had been read, the classroom silent, the professor started to explain:“I’m not going to grade you on this; I just wanted to give you something to think about. No one wrote about the white part of the paper. Everyone focused on the black dot – and the same thing happens in our lives. However, we insist on focusing only on the black dot – the health issues that bother us, the lack of money, the complicated relationship with a family member, the disappointment with a friend.The dark spots are very small when compared to everything we have in our lives, but they are the ones that pollute our minds. Take your the eyes away from the black dots in your lives.Enjoy each one of your blessings, each moment that life gives you. Be happy and live a life filled with love!”
Have you met our dynamic duo? David G. Jacobs President & CEODavid, as President and CEO of Bronz-Glow Technologies, Inc., wears many hats. He exhibits excellent leadership and decision making skills. He works closely with each department to establish short and long term goals, presides over the workforce, and manages the company budget. He wears the President hat well, but don’t be surprised if you see him working in our plant coating equipment!David values honesty, truthfulness, loyalty, integrity and being genuine.David enjoys traveling, cruising in his corvette, comedy and relaxing by his pool. Darlene Gill Vice President & HRDarlene, as Vice President and Human Relations Officer at Bronz-Glow Technologies, Inc., is a multi-faceted person. She manages staff and oversees departmental operations. She’s directly involved with each department to assist in building strong customer relationships, maximize the company’s operating performance and aid in achieving the company’s financial goals. She also is the Certified License Applicator Administrator. She ensures the company adheres to federal and state regulations regarding personnel and safety.Darlene values faith, family, honesty, truth, responsibility, generosity, accountability, gratitude and respect.Darlene enjoys gardening (vegetables, flower and butterfly); raising monarch butterflies and reading. Customer LoyaltySuperior protection for your equipment Rascal Our company mascot and product line namesake.When you hear of a Husky, you think loyalty and protection, right?That is what you can count on from Bronz-Glow Technologies, Inc. Please meet our team (in order of seniority) Robert "Bob" Bloom Field Operations & Training SupervisorBob coordinates all aspects of field jobs quoted by our Customer Service team to finalization of the job. He trains new companies to apply Bronz-Glow coatings as Certified Applicators. Bob values God, Country and Company Excellence. His hobby is riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle. Richard Klemm HVAC Tech, Richard has a variety of responsibilities from disassembling/reassembling units, cleaning coils, recovering refrigerant to installing new coils. Richard values a fair days work for a fair days pay, treating others with respect and being a great listener. He is a family man and actively supports his sons in the NJROTC. Alison "Ali" Farmer Production Coordinator, Alison schedules and oversees the daily operations at the plant. This involves making sure employees follow procedures and policy to ensure a safe work environment. This coordination assures our customers receive their equipment in a timely fashion as well as exceeding quality standards. Alison values the team approach including integrity, honesty, dedication, loyalty, dependability, respect, consistency, reliability and adhering to ethical principles. Alison loves her children, dogs and enjoys cooking and relaxing. Paige "Hoppo" Gallon Coating Spray Specialist "Spray King" Paige assures all units, coils and cabinetry are spray coated proficiently and are perfect when the customer receives their equipment. Paige values hard work, honesty and loyalty. He is an avid Dallas Cowboys fan, thus he enjoys watching football (including watching the Florida Gators), EATING, and enjoying his beverage of choice. Monica Fernandez International Support & Front Office SpecialistMonica is our international sales support coordinator which involves expertise with export compliance. She manages our front office area and maintains our centralized customer files.Monica values honesty and truth in all her endeavors. David "Mistro" Brown Production Technician, David is head of the Husky Coil Coating department and is the lead “dip” applicator at the plant. He manages our product inventory and helps wherever he is needed. David believes in treating other people the way you want to be treated.He enjoys watching football and cooking food on the grill. Kristen Benton Bepler "Special K" Marketing-A/R Specialist, Kristen began her career with Bronz-Glow as an Accounts Receivable Specialist and currently is backup as needed. She has since moved into marketing and is the customer follow-up coordinator. She helps wherever she is needed. Kristen values honesty, integrity, loyalty, and a strong work ethic. She is motivated to grow and learn. She enjoys walks on the beach with her dog Elliott, seashell and “treasure” hunting on the beach and gardening. Michelle Bridges Operations SpecialistMichelle is the admin for safety, our Marketing Specialist and coordinates the AHR Expo participation. Michelle values faith, family and love of our country. She is active in her church, supporting our veterans and enjoys reading, crafting and outdoor adventures. Bambi DeMeo Customer Service Specialist, Bambi provides customers with expertise in preparing quotes for their coating needs and processing their product orders. Bambi values loyalty and maintaining the relationships we have developed with our customers. Paul Novack Customer Service Manager, Paul supervises the Customer Service department ensuring procedures are followed. He strives to have the department operate as efficiently as possible so as to provide the customer with the best service. In addition to supervising, he also provides customers with expertise in preparing quotes for their coating needs and processing their product orders. Paul values trustworthiness and honesty. Izeal Acker Production Technician Izeal’s primary role is spray coating units and assists in other departments with prep, shipping and testing where needed. Izeal values safety, protection of life and upholding company policies. He enjoys jogging, community self-help and human growth. He loves to see and hear of human greatness and to motivate that greatness. Staci Jenkins Accounting Specialist Staci is responsible for all our accounting transactions including payroll, invoicing, deposits, payables, purchasing, reconciling statements and credit card purchases. Staci values honesty and trustworthiness. She enjoys spending time with her family, playing games and games on the computer or her phone. Macklin “Bubba” Kirksey Production/ Maintenance Technician Macklin is versatile and provides support wherever he is needed. He maintains all the equipment to ensure job efficiency.Macklin values hard work and is eager to learn, very optimistic and humble.He enjoys working on vehicles, electrical and audio systems. He enjoys outdoor activities and has an interest in knives and firearms. Trumaine Comage Production Technician Trumaine provides support in all departments to ensure proficiency and quality of service. Trumaine values family, honesty and integrity. He enjoys participating in activities with his children, basketball, reading comics, movies and learning Japanese culture. Mackenzi "Sissy" Kirksey Production AssistantMackenzi coordinates production, shipping, receiving, and organizes jobs in-house. She maintains the ship out logs and chemical inventory. She also serves as the internal problem solver.Mackenzi values honesty, loyalty, dependability, positivity, passion, compassion, respect, courage, good humor, consistency, open-mindedness, commitment and reliability.She enjoys singing and listening to music. She likes to spend time with her family and write poetry with the hopes of one day becoming an author. As a company ...
... we strive to earn our customers trust and exceed their expectations. ... we value our employees and customers. ... we enjoy learning, growing and giving back.
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From Bambi: We continue to increase our customer base. Over the past three years Bronz-Glow has increased its customer base by 90 new customers each year. That means just under 300 new customers added to our customer base through the Customer Service Department. Whether it is their HVAC coils, radiators or generators we continue to meet or exceed their expectations. This year alone, we have acquired three domestic certified applicators; two in Hawaii and one in South Florida. We have 42 new coating customers and 45 new domestic product customers. We have one new international product customer in Mexico. This is a welcomed accomplishment in today’s economy. We’ve been able to meet and exceed our customer’s needs with our superior products, quick lead times and proof our coating extends the life of the customer’s commodity; along with the customer service team’s positive response and our production department’s workmanship.Let 2020 continue the upswing in the growth of our business!
From Monica: International Product SalesI would like to thank all our international partners and applicators for their loyal patronage and hard work in promoting Bronz-Glow products throughout the world.Since 2013, the international products have had a steady increase in sales, with future sales looking brighter than ever.It has been wonderful working with you and looking forward to continuing our relationship.Happy 2020!
From Staci: Bronz-Glow accounting department uses QuickBooks and can invoice you electronically. Save the trees and your stamp! Pay your invoice via ACH. Contact Staci for more information.If you ever have any questions regarding your invoices or payments, please give me a call. I will be happy to assist you with friendly, southern charm.We appreciate your business and wish you and your family a safe and Happy New Year!
Heat Effects on Aluminum/ Copper Coils by Robert (Bob) Bloom Corrosive environments have always had an adverse effect on HVAC equipment. Science has studied these and found four main characteristics needed to cause the break-down of all metallic surfaces. MoistureOxygenHeatReactive elements in the environment.These factors vary in the corrosion rates of metals such as Cast Iron (corroding at a fast rate) to Gold (almost no corrosion rate at all). If a metal such as aluminum is in a salt environment, the mixture of salt, humidity and oxygen will cause the molecular structure to break down reducing its ability to transfer heat. When heat is added to the equation, such as direct sun, re-heat operations, defrost modes or simple heat transfer operations, the rate of corrosion is doubled for every 10 degrees F (10° C). With these factors considered, adding a dissimilar alloy such as copper will then cause an electrolysis effect and increase the process of corrosion even more.After long term observation of the above characteristics on air conditioning equipment, it has become very obvious that the rate of corrosion will vary in different components of a HVAC system. Typically, the exterior condenser coil is the most effected due to its direct contact with external elements, however, if there is a reheat coil in the system, the rate of corrosion is higher due to the extensive heat which is produced in that coil. The evaporator coil is always colder than any other coils or components but has a high rate of corrosion due to the constant moisture produced by this component. To read the complete article and learn more on how to decrease the rate of corrosion please click below:Heat Effects on Aluminum/Copper Coils
Did you know keeping a clean evaporator coil will save you more money than you might think? by Alison Farmer Production Coordinator Your air conditioner is one of the biggest contributors to high electric bills. Even a system with clean coils takes a lot to run.Did you know that a unit that contains dirty coils can increase your bill by 40% and decreases by 30%? Well it can and does so let’s learn some tips and tricks to avoid the unnecessary cost.It is very important that you always have a clean filter in your air handler. A dirty, blocked, or clogged filter will starve the unit of air flow which will make the unit work twice as hard to bring your home to a comfortable temperature. Just changing your filter once a month can save you a substantial amount. Dirty coils are the biggest problem.Your condenser and evaporator should be cleaned twice a year. I like to do it at the beginning of the hot season and again before the winter months. If you have a heat pump system then your unit runs all year long. In the winter months your evaporator becomes your condenser and it reverses back in the summer months. Therefore your condenser is actually an evaporator too. I know that this can be very confusing so let’s just know that we should keep both of these coils clean.Bronz-Glow offers a variety of coil cleaning product. Husky Coil Guard is a mild detergent that is safe to use on coated and uncoated coils. Evap Zap is a high foaming, rinse free product that is also safe to use on coated and uncoated coils.For directions on properly cleaning your coils please click below:Keep a clean evaporator coil will save you money Why HVAC Coil Coatings? by Kristen Benton Bepler Marketing Specialist Most HVAC manufacturers, distributors, and contractors realize the importance of protection from corrosion by using coil coatings, yet many do not.Hundreds of thousands of pinhole leaks occur over time from corrosion. The causes are from pollutants such as salt-air, household cleaning agents, pesticides, formaldehyde's and more.This corrosion can be seen within weeks after installation but more typically can appear in one to four years.Prevention is the key!Bronz-Glow Technologies, Inc. propriety coatings can alleviate these concerns.If you are already using our coatings, you know! Please spread the word!If you’ve yet to try us, please do. We back our product and workmanship 110%!!Visit our website to learn more: Click here to visit our website Here's what our customers are saying:
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Customer Service Representative was friendly and helpful. Quote was completed in a timely manner. Overall process with Bronz-Glow was easy. Quoted price was reasonable and met job specifications When responding to a satisfaction survey, answered “Strongly Agree” to all the following: L. V.Thermo-Air, Inc. Very Positive-How would you rate your overall experience with Bronz-Glow Technologies? Strongly Agree-Our Customer Service representative was friendly and helpful. It is one of the best products-Why did you choose our service or products?Strongly Agree-Did you receive your coated units or product in a timely manner?Absolutely-Would you recommend Bronz-Glow Technologies to others? Keep up the good work! When responding to a thank you for your business survey, answered as follows: S. M. Home Owner for DSS Thank God for the internet that allowed us to research and find Bronz-Glow, which seemed like the best long-term solution, provided it worked. It did! Since installing our new Bronz-Glow coated coil, we have had the blessed relief of not smelling "dirty sock!"Special thanks to Paul and Bambi who have been great helps to my husband and me.
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Bronz-Glow is announcing our quarterly newsletter. Volume 1, Issue 1 was sent out to all of our customers on April 5th, 2019. Did you miss it? Check back soon. We will be highlighting the topics in our blog posts. Since 1985, Bronz-Glow Technologies, Inc. has been providing the highest quality HVAC corrosion protection coatings in the industry. Bronz-Glow’s coating products and services are engineer specified and utilized in every conceivable type of coastal environments as well as the most severe industrial environments. Beginning April 2019 we will be sending out quarterly newsletters to keep our customers, potential customers and CFAs informed of what’s new, fun, educational and motivational. We hope you enjoy. If you have pictures, testimonials or any other “Way to Glow” Bronz-Glow material, send it our way. We’d love to share your story too!
Bronz-Glow started off the New Year in Atlanta at the Annual AHR Expo. It was a great opportunity to meet other HVAC professionals, experience the new products and see the evolving marketplace. This year, we had a unique opportunity to work with one of our Certified Applicators in the booth. Steve Hutcherson from Elite Heating and Air joined us from North Dakota. He was on hand to answer any questions that potential applicators might have and to lend some technical expertise and first hand knowledge to our staff. He kept us laughing the whole week. If you did not meet him, you truly missed someone special. We had a drum made from our coating material and invited several people to show off their talent. Rascal had many fans stop by the booth. So many people wanted to pet him and say hi.
No, not frosted window panes and painted candy canes on the tree, I am talking about Dirty Sock Syndrome (DSS). You turn on the heat and the smell of gym socks wafts through the house, over powering even the gingerbread just out of the oven. DSS is caused by bacteria roasting on your evap coil, not exactly the makings of a holiday song. Don't cry in your eggnog just yet, there are several things you can do to help combat it. First, if you have a new (or newer) coil, call us to get a quote to dip coat it. Our proprietary coating causes water to drain away, minimizing the growth of the bacteria in the first place. We have the best results in the industry in eliminating Dirty Sock Syndrome. If you can't spare your warm air while we coat your coil, consider trying our Bronz-Glow Evap-Zap foam coil cleaner when we launch it in our online store after January 1st. Simply turn off the power to your HVAC unit, spray Evap Zap uniformly onto your Evaporator Coil and turn the unit back on. The cleaner comes with an extended tube to help coat those hard-to-reach areas. The cleaner is self-rinsing on the cooling cycle and will kill any bacteria that are stealing your holiday joy. (If you are running your heat continuously, you will need to rinse away the cleaner.) Lastly, if your unit is uncoated and you have no intention of coating it soon, call your HVAC contractor to ask about installing a UV light. They are costly and require frequent bulb changes and only eliminate some of the bacteria, not all of it. However, there is no substitute for a Bronz-Glow coated coil in eliminating those humbugs. Call us today for more information or if you just cannot wait until then to try our Evap Zap. "It's that time of year when the world falls in love Every song you hear seems to say, 'Merry Christmas, may your New Year dreams come true' And this song of mine in three-quarter time Wishes you and yours the same thing too."
Selecting a coil cleaner is important since the cleaner must neutralize and remove deposits on the coil's surface. There are three types of cleaners: alkaline, acidic and surfactants. Which one is right for you? Alkaline cleaners are most widely used in neutralizing acidic coil deposits and are one of the most common types of coil cleaners. The reaction of the cleaner with the coil and dirt causes a foaming action (oxides or hydroxides of aluminum) resulting in the stripping away of minute layers of the base alloy with the soil attached. These types of foaming cleaners are harsh and are usually labeled as corrosive. Usually, this type of cleaner contains sodium hydroxide or potassium hydroxide. These base ingredients are so harsh that they attack the metal, the coil coating and can cause serious injury. Some of these are even known to cause chemical burns on the skin. The other concern when applying these cleaners is the ability to rinse. Most hydroxides tend to cling to the surface unless sufficient wetting agents have been added to the formula to reduce surface tension of the solution. If the solution does not have enough wetting agents and is not rinsed thoroughly from the surface, the residual material can settle at the fin/tube interface and continue to attack the fin. Acidic cleaners are similar to the alkaline cleaners in stripping away or "etching" the metal. When cleaning with an acidic cleaner, you will notice that the surface usually looks brighter. However, it is not necessary to brighten the coil to remove corrosive deposits. The passive oxides on the fin surface are not a detriment to the fins function of heat exchange. In the past, cleaners have included nitric, hydrofluoric, sufuric, or muriatic acids. These are extremely damaging to coil metallurgy and the environment and should be avoided except in an industrial environment. Modern cleaners are much more compatible with the environment and usually have a base of phosphoric or citric acid. These too are labeled as corrosive and should only been used to neutralize caustic deposits or prepare metal surface for coating. Husky Coil Sheen is a phosphoric acid cleaner that we recommend for use on non-coated coils prior to coating. It is also recommended for use in coastal environments to remove and neutralize airborne sea salts that deposit on condenser coil surfaces. Surfactant cleaners are the preferred method of cleaning your coil. Their foaming action reduces surface tension, penetrates dirt, emulsifies and dissolves the solids without attacking the base metal. They are free-rinsing and lift and remove deposits easily. They are safe and easy to apply, are environmentally friendly and rinse quickly. Surfactants are almost always non-corrosive. Husky Coil Guard is is a highly concentrated surfactant cleaner that removes dirt, grime, insect residue, and airborne deposited corrosives without damaging the coil's surface. It is recommended for all Bronz-Glow coated coils and is the only cleaner that will protect your coating warranty. It is safe for both the applicator and the environment.
Manufacturers of air-conditioning equipment have designed units, particularly coils, to meet higher Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) ratings. Equipment today is much more efficient than that of just 3-5 years ago. This is gratifying to the owner and power companies as the initial operating demand for energy is reduced. However, the new design of most fin tube heat exchangers (coils) while more efficient is less resistant to corrosion from atmospheric conditions. In developing higher efficiency equipment, manufacturers include typical changes such as increasing the fins per inch, increasing the face area of the coil and adding configured or enhanced fins to increase air flow and create a greater vortex of air passing through the coil for improved heat transfer. The higher fin count and the raised enhancements require thinner gauge aluminum to be employed in manufacturing the fin. Further consider that most modern aluminum is recycled and may contain impurities from the re-manufacturing process. These impurities create anodic cells and intensify the rate of corrosion. Recycled aluminum is not as pure as aluminum derived from bauxite. Coating your coils can eliminate these hot spots of corrosion. These design features make the modern coil even more susceptible to corrosion and entrapment of airborne particles, thus reducing operating efficiency over time. Dirt and other airborne particulates impede air flow through the coil. In corrosive environments, thinner, enhanced fins are more likely to deteriorate from abrasion and corrosion than a coil of older design (14 fpi wavy or plate fin coil made of heavier gauge aluminum). Regularly scheduled coil cleaning removes corrosion and accumulated airborne pollutants such as dirt, soils, insect residue from the coil surface. Proper coil cleaning at regular intervals makes a significant contribution to extending equipment life and is an excellent source of energy conservation for your new coil. Yes, replacing your coils can save you money on your energy bill, but to maximize your savings, you need to protect those coils and keep them clean over the life of the coil.
Many HVAC companies will install UV lights around your evaporator coil to kill germs and eliminate odors. UV lights can create ozone which can be more hazardous to you than the bacteria you are killing. Ultraviolet lights are often described as a germicidal killer in HVAC systems both residential and commercial. There are many UV systems available that claim to reduce or eliminate harmful toxins and bacteria that grow in the moist, dark areas of the AC unit (specifically the evaporator coil). UV lighting is installed near the evaporator coil. Although this lighting does in fact help to subside growth, they are unable to penetrate the internal areas of the coil thus allowing the growth of contaminants within the coil that are undetectable to the naked eye. These unseen contaminants can then be spread throughout the ducting, allowing for further growth and distribution through the air being pumped through the vents. You recognize this growth when you turn on your heater and the smell of dirty socks spreads throughout your home. This is known in the industry as Dirty Sock Syndrome (DSS) and can be caused by many different factors. See our blog post on DSS for more information. According to the cost of UV light installation, maintenance and energy costs must also be considered when purchasing a UV light system. The light is estimated to range from $130-$500 to purchase and around $100 a year to maintain. (Energy usage is around $25 per year and the bulb must be replaced annually at a cost of $70.) These costs are a continuous burden on the home or business owner and are totally unnecessary. With Bronz-Glow coated coils, your energy efficiency actually increases over time compared to an untreated coil and the only maintenance required is coil cleaning. Furthermore, the housesogreen.com article lists the many disadvantages of using UV lights. They do not sterilize moving air without additional air sterilization UV lights being installed. The UV lights can also damage plastics within the air handler, deteriorate the drain pan and destroy flexible ducting as well. There are appropriate uses for UV lights, but eliminating odors from mold growth is not one of them. The answer to this problem is simple; by using a protective chemical coating on the affected areas with the coating treatment being done prior to installation. This particular product offered by Bronz-Glow Protective Coatings will not allow the growth of contaminants on its surface. Mold and Mildew will not accumulate or grow on this polyelastomer coating. No More Smelly A/C Units!
We live in Florida-we understand the effects the sun has on your equipment. Our Do-It-Yourself products offer 10 year UV protection in an easy to use aerosol product. Husky Coil Coat Gold and Husky Green Fin Coil Protector: Bronz-Glow Husky Coil Coats use Hindered Amine Light Stabilizers (HALS) as long term UV inhibitors. HALS trap free radicals formed during oxidation thus minimizing any degradation of the coating. Through the process of the Denisov Cycle, they are able to return to their initial state, adding efficiency and longevity to the coating. In fact, HALS are some of the most effective long-term UV stabilizers. There are several other benefits of using this method of UV inhibitor. There is no impact on the color of our product. These products provide good solubility in most industrial solvents and are highly compatible with a wide range of polymers. Other Bronz-Glow products: HALS also perform well when combined with UV absorbers. We have combined the two for maximum UV protection in our Component Coat Platinum, Component Coat Clear, SPC, and SeaCoast products. UV Absorbers absorb the UV energy and disperse it throughout the surface as infrared energy. Combined with the HALS technology, we maximize your UV protection. What can you protect? We have many people who use our products to protect the feet of their patio furniture, the metal decor that adorns their yards and even outdoor pump and water equipment. In harsh environments like coastal areas or around pools, Bronz-Glow products protect like no other Do-It-Yourself coating. Try us and see for yourself. UV Lighting and HVAC Ultraviolet Light (UV) This invisible light falls between the visible light range and X-rays. UV lighting is broken down into three wavelength ranges, UVA, UVB, and UVC. These ranges fall between 100 Nanometers (NM) too 400 NM. The lower the range, the more dangerous it becomes. Starting out with UVA, this range falls between 315 -400 NM’s. The most common use is sun tanning, stage affect lighting, black lighting and photography. UVB is a little stronger and can cause serious medical problems when exposure is over exceeded. The wavelength range is 280 – 315 NM’s. Often used for testing, inspection and photography, this UV range can cause sun-burn and extreme dehydration. UVC is the bad boy of the entire spectrum. Falling in the 100 – 280 NM’s spectrum, this lighting can indeed kill many molds, viruses, mildews and other undetectable airborne elements. Often used as a germicidal killer in water purification systems at the range of 254.7 NM’s and produces Ozone at 185NM’s.