Water towers, also known as cooling towers, can do a great job of keeping an industrial space at the proper temperature. Today’s cooling towers are designed to operate efficiently, using as little energy as possible to exchange heat and cool your air. However, if you want to ensure your cooling tower operates as efficiently as possible, there are a few steps you should take as a building owner or operator.
Hire Qualified Installers
While cooling towers are not uncommon in industrial spaces, they are quite different to install than other HVAC equipment. Not all HVAC contractors will have had experience installing this type of system. So, you’ll want to talk with the commercial mechanical contractors you plan on hiring and make sure they have specific experience installing the brand of cooling tower you plan on buying. A system can only work at peak efficiency if it is installed properly.
Choose Location Wisely
If you’re having a new cooling tower installed, talk to your commercial heating and cooling company about location options. Your unit will work more efficiently if it is in a place where it’s not being heated by the sun or any other industrial equipment. If there are a few locations that will work, talk to your contractor about the pros and cons of each one. It may be worth running a little more ductwork or creating a new electrical connection if it means your water tower will stay cool and run more efficiently in years to come.
Do Routine Maintenance
Don’t wait for something to go wrong with your water tower. Instead, find an HVAC company that offers cooling tower services, and sign up for an annual maintenance plan. They’ll send a qualified contractor to look over your unit annually. The contractor can make adjustments, lubricate any moving parts, remove scaling, and make note of any wear and tear before it gets serious enough to impede efficiency. A well-maintained cooling tower will not only use less energy, but proper maintenance also helps prevent the need for expensive repairs down the road.
Call About Issues ASAP
If there is something minor wrong with your cooling tower, it may continue working and cooling your space. However, it will often use more energy than necessary to do so. For this reason, it is important to call your commercial heating and cooling repair company as soon as you notice anything unusual. Signs of minor trouble include strange noises, unusual odors, failure to maintain temperature, and turning on and off too rapidly.
Take this advice to heart, and your cooling tower should continue to work efficiently over the years. If you’re looking for an HVAC company in Pennsylvania, contact H & H Commercial Services. We offer heating service contracts, repairs, installations, and more.