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 commercial and industrial chillers be overhauled and inspected every 8 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.
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, inspect 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 chiller overhaul maintenance schedule is the best way to prevent minor problems and maximize your investment.
While it can be a time-consuming process, the cost of a teardown quickly pays for itself by preventing failures and ensuring your chiller is running smoothly. 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, extended lifespan of your system, and improved indoor climate quality.
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. Air Comfort’s service team has the technical expertise to deliver the right maintenance services for your commercial or industrial chiller.
Whether your goal is to maximize energy efficiency today or 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. No matter whether we provide preventative maintenance or emergency repairs, we provide custom services to your HVAC system.
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.
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