Following a regular chiller teardown and overhaul maintenance schedule is fundamental to maximizing the lifespan of your cooling equipment while minimizing operating expenses. At the same time, having your chiller regularly overhauled can save money in the long run by reducing the risk of breakdowns, unnecessary repairs, and premature component failure.
Generally, we recommend that chillers be overhauled and inspected every eight to 10 years or every 25,000 to 30,000 operating hours to ensure peak performance, whichever comes first. But what exactly does a chiller teardown and overhaul entail? Here’s what you need to know.
What Is a Chiller Overhaul/Teardown?
As the terms suggest, a chiller teardown and overhaul involves taking your chiller apart, inspecting components, replacing critical parts as needed, and putting it all back together. By overhauling your system, technicians can spot problem areas that are otherwise difficult to pinpoint. Overhauls also allow technicians to assess areas of wear, the health of components, and replace critical components such as gaskets, o-rings, covers, and seals. Because chillers are made up of many moving parts working together, small issues can quickly turn into a critical failure. Following a regular overhaul maintenance schedule is the best way to prevent minor problems and maximize your investment.
The Benefits of Overhauls
While it can be a time-consuming process, the cost of an overhaul quickly pays for itself by preventing failures and ensuring your chiller is running optimally. Chillers represent substantial capital investments, and it’s critical to ensure you’re maximizing the value of that investment. Premature failure, on the other hand, is one of the most significant barriers to seeing an ROI.
Overhauling a chiller delivers short- and long-term benefits. In the short term, an overhaul maximizes the efficiency of your chiller, so you can expect lower operating expenses from day one. At the same time, an overhaul offers long-term benefits including the reduced risk of breakdowns, extending the lifespan of your system and improving indoor climate quality.
Your Commercial HVAC Service Partner
The importance of finding the right commercial HVAC partner to handle your next chiller overhaul cannot be overstated. You need a team of certified professionals with hands-on experience to ensure the job is done right, on time, and within budget.
Whether your goal is to maximize energy efficiency today, or you want to extend the lifetime of your chiller system, the team at Air Comfort is here to prioritize your goals. We’ll work with you to assess the health of your system and deliver the right solution. We prioritize clarity and transparency at every stage of the process, so you’re prepared to make the best HVAC decisions for your business.
Interested in learning more about chiller teardowns and other critical maintenance milestones? Contact our experts today, and we’ll be happy to answer any of your questions or schedule a maintenance appointment with a certified technician.