Maintaining Your Building’s Chillers and Tracking Industry Trends

August 9th, 2019
Maintaining Your Building’s Chillers and Tracking Industry Trends

Keeping up with necessary maintenance on your building’s chillers helps ensure they keep running.

Keeping up with necessary maintenance on your building’s chillers helps ensure they keep running. You don’t want them to stop working as some of the hottest days of the year approach. Also, keeping an eye on changes in the industry can help you stay ahead of the curve whenever it’s time to think of the latest upgrades. 

Current Trends 

First of all, a look at the current trends in commercial building heating and cooling is worth it. Retrofitting is one of those trends. Chillers are becoming smaller so they can fit into increasingly crowded cities. The smaller footprint also makes it more versatile and less cumbersome. One notable change is that the chillers and HVAC systems they are associated with are becoming quieter. Another difference is that they are becoming less reliant on gasoline and other types of fossil fuels, becoming more sustainable along the way. 

Saving energy is also becoming increasingly trendy. Brand new equipment can save more energy than older equipment from several decades ago when the technology hadn’t quite progressed enough yet. Connectivity is another trend, based on monitoring overall energy use and comparing it to industry rivals. AI and other examples of technology can help building owners make better decisions about how they want to run their business.

Overseeing Maintenance 

No matter how expensive or time-consuming it may be, putting off preventative maintenance is one of the worst decisions you can make. Without maintaining the chillers, the building’s cooler systems won’t run as efficiently. Plus, you’ll end up using more energy than is necessary. By signing a contract with a preventative maintenance partner, you can trust, you can rest easy knowing that your chillers are receiving the attention and upkeep that they deserve. Some parts of the process include the following steps:

  • Electrical testing
  • Control testing and recalibration 
  • Leak and pressure inspections
  • Oil checks and filter changes
  • Low-pressure gas purging
  • Cleaning of condenser tubes  

 

Without this maintenance, your chillers won’t be optimized. Besides, you can reduce operating costs and help to ensure that all systems remain functional long after summer has gone and you will need them again once fall and winter have come and gone. 

Crockett Facilities Can Help!

Crockett Facilities Services, Inc. (CFSI) is committed to helping building owners, property managers, engineers, and facility professionals lower their operating expenses through HVAC preventive maintenance. We can develop a cost-effective, customized preventive maintenance plan for your commercial building that will provide you with peace of mind, improved comfort, and energy savings. Click Here to Request a Quote

To learn more about the importance of HVAC Preventive Maintenance, please contact us at 202.600.2787 or mford@crockett-facilities.com. Our PM contract customers receive priority service with 24/7 emergency service in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest!

 

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