Commercial business can save considerable money by restoring old HVAC units rather than replacing them. CMR has successfully restored Air Handling Units (AHU) and Roof Top Units (RTU) using the methods I’ll share in this article. We serve all of North Carolina, Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida and Ohio. Our clients include pharmaceutical companies, clean rooms, computer companies, hospitals and healthcare. Anywhere that good indoor air quality is important, we are there.
We are taking HVAC units and basically restoring them back to new. Our company uses coatings, metal, steel and cleaning agents to accomplish this.
Restoring Condensate Pans
Condensate pans are notorious for leaking. A lot of times they have a lot of rust and the metal begins deteriorate over time. Sometimes it can be a problem to replace the condensate pan because they are under the evaporator coil and you cant get it out unless you remove the evaporator coil. This also means the air handling unit or roof top unit will have to be shutdown for a period of time while the unit is getting repaired. We have specialty coatings that we pour in the condensate pan that will make it better than new. The coatings we use last longer than the HVAC units will. Another benefit of using specialty HVAC coatings is we can apply them and there’s very minimal downtime. Below are a couple of pictures of condensate pans with rust and holes in them that have been leaking and then pictures of our coatings in the condensate pan restoring it to like new condition.
Restored Condensate Pan Gallery
Here are some before and after pictures from a recent condensate pan restoration project we completed. Click on any image for a larger view.
The floors of HVAC units also rust and fall apart over time. We are able to clean the floors, repair and coat them as well. Our first step is to clean the surface really well. We then patch in metal or steel wherever there are holes or the rust is too bad. After we have a good foundation we then apply our coating making it like new again. We performed a similar process from a pharmaceutical company in Raleigh NC. There were 16 roof top units that we restored. There was also a bunch of air handlers and fan coil units we repaired.
The walls of the HVAC units are done the same way just using a different kind of specialty coating. The coatings we use on the walls are not self-leveling but are good for vertical applications.
Another great feature is that some of the coating we use combat mold and other microbial that can get in the air. This is important when we are working in health care settings such as hospitals and pharmaceutical companies.
We are based out of Raleigh North Carolina and also have offices in Charlotte, Cleveland Ohio and Tampa, Florida. We are able to service the entire east coast. If you have any questions or comments feel free to call us anytime.