Products Produce High IAQ Results
Winning entries in the Dealer Design Awards were featured in the July 12, 2010 issue of The ACHR News, which is distributed nationally to over 33,000 HVACR contractors, wholesalers, and other industry professionals.
by Cherie Preville
To paraphrase William Shakespeare, good IAQ is a blessing to him who gives it, the contractor, and him who receives it, the end user. The right products can be even more of a good thing to contractors when they are easy to install and service.
Such were found three products, and thus were honored with The NEWS' seventh annual Dealer Design awards in the IAQ category: the HVAC Odor Block ( residential | commercial ) by ClenAir Manufacturing Inc. (gold), the Broan® Automatic Make-Up Air Damper by Broan-NuTone LLC (silver), and Sanuvox R+ by Sanuvox Technologies Inc. (bronze).
Gold Winner ClenAir Manufacturing Inc.'s HVAC Odor Block ( residential | commercial ) is an odor neutralizing gel in a unique self-feeding housing designed for ductwork installation. It is a true odor neutralizer that molecularly reacts with and breaks up the airborne odorcausing compounds. The block is enclosed in a self-venting cardboard housing.
The HVAC Odor Block will eliminate odors caused by pets, mold, smoke, paint, chemicals, water damage, fire damage, food, etc. It can be used to solve an existing odor problem or just to improve and freshen the home or building air.
The patent-pending HVAC Odor Block can be installed anywhere in the return ductwork of an HVAC system. It is nontoxic and environmentally friendly.
It is designed to be used in residential and light commercial HVAC systems. It allows the ClenAir odor neutralizer to be distributed throughout the building. One HVAC Odor Block will treat up to a 3-ton a/c system or 100,000 Btu warm-air heating system and will last approximately two months. Multiple HVAC Odor Blocks can be used in larger systems.
The HVAC Odor Block can be installed in a matter of minutes. Remove the plastic-wrapped Products Produce High IAQ Results block from the cardboard housing. Remove the protective plastic wrap and place the bare odor block back into the cardboard housing. Close the lid and place or hang the housing anywhere in the return ductwork or in the blower compartment. The vents on either side of the housing will allow it to evaporate out into the airstream. It will continue to work until the block is used up. This IAQ product can easily be installed when routine maintenance, filter changes, coil cleaning, etc. is done. A contractor can stock the product on the truck and have it ready to use to solve a problem for his customer or to be able to offer to his customers to improve their IAQ.
A judge commented, "It doesn't get to the root of an odor problem, but it could help contractors solve previously unsolvable odor problems." Another said, "I have used this product and it works."