Your commercial chiller provides your building with the proper temperature control, which is crucial to the efficiency of the building. Having a chiller system that is appropriately functioning will provide cost savings and will be energy efficient.
Even though repairs are inevitable, your chiller system may be due for a replacement. It is important to ensure your mechanical hvac companies are providing regular maintenance to detect any potential repairs that could prevent a more costly replacement. Keep reading to learn the signs your chiller needs a repair or when it is time to replace the system.
Signs Your Chiller Requires a Repair
There are three common symptoms that could be worrisome and result in a chiller system repair service. Although there are a variety of problems, all generally are repairable with your hvac and plumbing companies
The Chiller Is Not Turning On
- A blown circuit breaker or fuse
- Malfunctioning power switch
- Line voltage problem
- Loose Connection
The Chiller Has Insufficient Fluid Flow
- Line voltage fluctuation
- Low fluid
- The process line is kinked
- Refrigerant leak
- Fluid filler is clogged
- Pump is failing
The Chiller Is Providing Unsatisfactory Cooling
- Blocked condenser
- Clogged air filter
- Ice evaporator coil
- Deteriorated heat transfer
Is It Time to Replace Our Building’s Chiller System?
If your chiller has had several repairs, causing high energy bills, or the technology is outdated – it’s likely time to consider a replacement.
Chillers are a big-ticket item, which makes them less than ideal to replace. However, they have a long performing lifespan if properly serviced, providing cost efficiency. Most chillers have a lifespan of 20 years, but with natural wear and tear the system slows down and can be costly upkeep if manufacturers no longer create these parts.
Inflated Energy Bills
Notice an influx on your most recent bill? Inefficient and outdated chillers can waste significant amounts of electricity, meaning your chiller system is likely costing you more than its value. Proper chiller efficiency is the ratio of the cooling capacity to the total power input at peak load – when the chiller is satisfying the maximum cooling demand of the building.
Feel like you have multiple industrial hvac companies on speed dial? An unreliable chiller system will continue to cause expensive repairs and maintenance. Save valuable time and money and replace with a new system.
Arpi’s North has immense experience working with commercial chillers, providing honest advice on the condition of your system. If your system needs a repair or replacement, contact Arpi’s North at (780) 452 2096 or request a quote by talking to a certified professional. Our team of experts prioritizes trust, respect, and ownership in every partnership.