Husky Howler Volume 3, Issue 3

August 18, 2021 Just when it seemed some normalcy was returning, in walks Covid Delta Variant! From the CDC website:
The Delta variant causes more infections and spreads faster than early forms of SARS-CoV-2
The Delta variant is more contagious: The Delta variant is highly contagious, nearly twice as contagious as previous variants. Some data suggest the Delta variant might cause more severe illness than previous strains in unvaccinated persons. In two different studies from Canada and Scotland, patients infected with the Delta variant were more likely to be hospitalized than patients infected with Alpha or the original virus strains. Unvaccinated people remain the greatest concern: Although breakthrough infections happen much less often than infections in unvaccinated people, individuals infected with the Delta variant, including fully vaccinated people with symptomatic breakthrough infections, can transmit it to others. CDC is continuing to assess data on whether fully vaccinated people with asymptomatic breakthrough infections can transmit. However, the greatest risk of transmission is among unvaccinated people who are much more likely to contract, and therefore transmit the virus. Fully vaccinated people with Delta variant breakthrough infections can spread the virus to others. However, vaccinated people appear to be infectious for a shorter period: Previous variants typically produced fewer virus in the body of infected fully vaccinated people (breakthrough infections) than in unvaccinated people. In contrast, the Delta variant seems to produce the same high amount of virus in both unvaccinated and fully vaccinated people. However, like other variants, the amount of virus produced by Delta breakthrough infections in fully vaccinated people also goes down faster than infections in unvaccinated people. This means fully vaccinated people are likely infectious for less time than unvaccinated people.Masks
Given what we know about the Delta variant, vaccine effectiveness, and current vaccine coverage, layered prevention strategies, such as wearing masks, are needed to reduce the transmission of this variant At this time, as we build the level of vaccination nationwide, we must also use all the prevention strategies available, including masking indoors in public places, to stop transmission and stop the epidemic. Vaccines are playing a crucial role in limiting spread of the virus and minimizing severe disease. Although vaccines are highly effective, they are not perfect and there will be vaccine breakthrough infections. Millions of Americans are vaccinated, and that number is growing. This means that even though the risk of breakthrough infections is low, there will be thousands of fully vaccinated people who become infected and able to infect others, especially with the surging spread of the Delta variant. Low vaccination coverage in many communities is driving the current rapid and large surge in cases associated with the Delta variant, which also increases the chances that even more concerning variants could emerge. Stay safe and well everyone!
Let’s explore the causes of condensation (sweat) on air conditioners and its effects!

What Causes Condensation on Air Conditioners? The same process that causes a cold glass of iced tea to form water droplets on its exterior in the summer causes condensation on your air conditioner. As your system’s evaporator coil cools warm air that passes over it, absorbing heat and moisture from the air, condensation forms. As this condensation drips down, it collects in your system’s drain pan and (if it’s properly maintained and not clogged) through the condensate drain line and out of your home. Can condensation hurt my AC system?

Condensation is normal for properly running air conditioning systems. Excess condensation, like sweating ducts and drips from outside the unit cabinet indicates a problem with your unit and points to an HVAC system issue that requires emergency HVAC repair service. Without prompt attention, excess condensation could overwhelm your air conditioner’s drainage system, causing damage within your home. This damage can range from high humidity levels that lead to mold and mildew proliferation and spots, to structural damage from drainage water that accumulates and puddles.

What HVAC system issues result in condensation?

Condensation Pan Problems - Your A/C unit condensation pan collects condensate water from the evaporator and sends it to an external drain however over time condensate pans can crack which can lead to water running through the unit and spilling out causing damage to the unit and to the home.

Clogged or Dislodged Drain Line - If bacteria and fungus build up in the drain line, it can become clogged. It is also not uncommon for drain lines to become dislodged or outdoor drain line components to become obstructed. When this happens, your condensation pan will overflow, causing water to leak into your home.

Broken Condensate Pump - In homes with basements, a pump assists in the removal of water from your system. If this pump breaks, water will leak into your basement. Because this area of the home is not commonly frequented, extensive damage could occur before you notice drainage issues.

Dirty Air Filter Leading to Frozen Evaporator Coil - Dirty home air filters don’t facilitate adequate airflow over the evaporator coil. Without proper airflow, the coil gets too cold and freezes. When this ice melts, dripping into the condensation pan, it can overflow.

Low Refrigerant Charge - If your system is low on refrigerant, this can also cause the evaporator coil to freeze, which likewise can result in an overflowing condensation pan as ice melts. Other effects of condensation include CORROSION!
Bronz-Glow protective coatings to the rescue!!

Bronz-Glow Technologies, Inc. has been providing the highest quality HVAC corrosion protection coatings in the industry since 1985.

We coat HVAC/R coils, exterior cabinetry, insulation, microchannel radiators, tubing, pool equipment, radiators, and much more. Our proprietary coil and cabinet coatings are single-component elastomeric polymers that provide exceptional protection throughout the complete pH Range (1.0 to 14.0). These special coil coatings also offer less than ½% effect on heat transfer, while exhibiting extraordinary tensile strength and flexibility to expand and contract with your equipment. They will not crack, chip, powder or flake and can be easily repaired with an aerosol application if damaged or abraded.

Bronz-Glow’s services include dip and spray coating of coils, spray coating of cabinets, insulation, and virtually all system components. These coating services are tailored to meet almost any coating specification or requirement. Corrosion protection of your equipment will offer longer life, higher efficiency and lower energy costs Ali's values: - Team Focused
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- Pound Cake Cummins, Inc. specializes in designing, manufacturing and selling/servicing combustion and alternative fuel engines for power generators.

Their headquarters in Columbus, Indiana was built in 1983, on land that formerly served as the Columbus rail yard, featured a new precast concrete structure built around the original building, a former Cerealine Factory built in 1867. The facility had 18 aging HVAC/R units installed around 1994 that were losing heating/cooling efficiency. These units were custom built for Cummins’ applications and it was cost prohibitive as well as wasteful to replace them. After much research, they decided to refurbish the current units with upgraded energy efficient parts and protect the equipment with Bronz-Glow’s durable, sustainable products.
As part of their 100-year anniversary celebration, Cummins, Inc. launched a 7-year refurbishment project, commencing in 2018.

Bronz-Glow Technologies, Inc. has been chosen to apply its Proprietary Bronz-Glow Husky Primer and Husky Coil Coat as a Protective Coating to prevent further corrosion to their HVAC units.

Goals of this sustainability initiative included reusing materials, reducing energy costs 3-5% and refurbishing all of the rooftop HVAC units to extend the life of these systems for another 10+ years. According to Cummins.com, the company is committed to zero carbon footprints and this proposal would help them reduce waste and energy usage to meet their Planet 2050 goals.

Our Customer Service, Field Service and Safety Teams met with Cummins Engineers and Project Managers and determined the best solution was to clean and coat the existing coils with Bronz-Glow Proprietary Husky Primer and Husky Coil Coat after the refurbishment was completed.

Using Avetta Supply Chain Management Software, Cummins vetted Bronz-Glow and trained each of our 3-person field coating teams in their safety protocols prior to arriving onsite.

Later in the project, Cummins added cabinetry protection, using our SPC blend coating containing a 10-year UV Protectant, to these rooftop units to protect this equipment from the elements of weather and UV deterioration.

Several teams of Bronz-Glow Technologies’ expertly trained Technicians travel to Indiana and spend a week on each HVAC unit cleaning, priming and coating each coil and cabinet according to the project timeline. Bronz-Glow is coating 2-4 units a year on site over the next few years with our 15,000-hour salt spray tested coatings.

Cummins, Inc. shows a measurable savings in energy costs from 5 years ago due to the changes they are making with this refurbishment project. Even though energy prices have risen during this time, Cummins, Inc. is continually reducing their energy consumption, saving money and increasing the reliability of the HVAC equipment necessary to keep their equipment production running smoothly and further protecting our environment. Bronz-Glow’s patented coating, a polyelastomer blend with less than ½% heat transfer loss, extends the life of industrial equipment and in NASA testing, actually improves HVAC efficiency over time due to corrosion prevention. Visit www.Bronz-Glow.com for more information. Bronz-Glow Technologies, Inc., www.bronz-glow.com, 175 Bronz Glow Way, St Augustine, FL 32095, United States, info@bronz-glow.com
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