If the working environment becomes too hot, work will not be of the best quality. However, your chiller can be faulty and put you in this precise position. There are many faults that will need professional chiller repairs. Some of the signs you are likely to notice include the following:

Chiller does not power up

This is the most obvious sign, as long as there is no problem with power. If the switch is set to on and everything is as it should be, it could be a blown fuse that has caused this to happen.

Little or no pumping

The fluid is pumping at a low rate or not at all. It can be caused by a problem with the fluid, the filters or the piping. If these are fine, the pump is probably faulty.

Inadequate cooling

You might not notice anything amiss with the chiller, but the room is hot despite the chiller working. This can be caused by using a chiller that is inadequate to serve the size of the room or a fault with the chiller. With any of these problems, you might need chiller repairs. However, if the chiller is overloaded, the solution lies in reducing the size of the room or buying one which can cool the room sufficiently.

Main causes of chiller problems

Poor operating practices

Chillers are quite complicated, and they should be operated according to the manufacturer's instructions. For instance, the cooler has a standard flow rate, but there is the temptation to increase the flow rate in order to increase the cooling. If the flow rate goes above the prescribed amount, the chiller is overworked and this causes more wear and tear. The staff entrusted with operating the chiller should operate it by the instructions on the manufacturer's manual to prevent this.

Lack of maintenance

The chiller should be well maintained to keep it working at peak levels. Even when it shows no sign of a defect, it should be maintained at the prescribed interval. If you keep records for when maintenance is done, the chiller will go for a longer time without needing repairs.

Underloading or overloading

Underloading is when the chiller serves a smaller room than it should. This seems fine, but it will cause high operating costs that can be avoided. It might also cool the room below the required temperature in low cooling modes.

Overloading is when the chiller is cooling a larger room than it should. It will be overworked and the room will not be cooled enough. It is important to consult with technicians to know the right size of the chiller to buy.

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