If your large commercial building has a chiller system, it is not uncommon for the machines to need occasional repairs. The systems are generally reliable and built to last; however, because of frequent use, some parts may break or wear out, making repairs necessary. For the success of your production and the comfort of your employees, out team at Quality Plumbing and Heating, Inc. (QPH) recommends that you schedule regular maintenance for your chiller system.
How Chillers Work
Typically, chillers work by circulating cool water or a water-glycol solution from the chiller to the process. The cool liquid works to eliminate heat from the process, and then the warm liquid is cycled back to the chiller. Water-cooled chillers can usually produce a more constant performance for commercial air conditioning because of they generally are not affected by fluctuations of the ambient temperature.
When Does a Chiller Need Service?
Unless you are a professional, it can be hard to know when your chiller needs service. That’s why we’re sharing a list put together by our friends at Technical Hot and Cold, so you can know when to call in a pro.
- Lack of Air Flow
- Leaking Fluid
- Temperature Is Too Low or Too High
- Tower Fan Not Working
- Tower Has Green Slime
- Starter Trip or Blown Fuses
- Thermostat Issues
At QPH, we understand that chiller systems operate more efficiently with proper routine maintenance. Listed below are just a few things you can add to your daily maintenance practices:
- Inspect and clean condenser coils for unclogging and free air passage
- Maintain refrigerant charge to ensure energy efficiency.
- Maintain condenser water, as any debris like sand, erosive solids, and contamination materials can affect the condenser water loop.
The efficiency of your chiller operation greatly impacts your building operating costs, therefore it is imperative to schedule regular maintenance with a professional from QPH. Our main priority is to keep your equipment functioning well in order to support your Indiana business operations. Request service online or contact our office today at (833) 235-9260.