Typically, commercial buildings rely on an HVAC system to dehumidify and keep the building at a comfortable temperature. However, thanks to technology, there is a more efficient HVAC system available that includes a chiller system. These types of systems are reliable, built to last, and save you money on your energy bills. Today, our team at Quality Plumbing and Heating, Inc. is discussing chiller systems, and what you need to know about maintenance and repairs.
Chiller Vs. Air Conditioner
If you have a standard HVAC unit, your air conditioner works by removing the hot air from the building and replacing it with cool air. Like a chiller, an air conditioner uses a condenser, however, an air conditioner uses air and a chiller uses water. A chiller system works along an absorption refrigeration cycle to remove heat from a building. It takes hot water, cools it down, and then this chilled water circulates the building.
Typically, larger commercial buildings will use chiller systems because they have large equipment that needs to be kept cool. The best way to keep your chiller working efficiently is by investing in regular maintenance. This usually includes inspecting and cleaning of the condenser coils, maintaining the refrigerant charge, and maintaining the condenser water. Taking these steps regularly will not only keep your chiller system working efficiently, but will also help you avoid costly repairs down the road.
At QPH, we not only perform regular chiller maintenance, we also complete repairs as needed. Typically, your chiller will need service when it exhibits the following issues:
- 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
To keep your building operating costs down, it’s best to schedule regular chiller maintenance with a professional from QPH. We work hard to keep your equipment functioning well in order to support your Indiana business operations. Contact our office today at (833) 235-9260 or request service online.