Benefits of regular maintenance
Business owners and commercial building managers who are responsible for the operation of a cooling tower at their facility, should understand the benefits that come with cooling tower maintenance services, these include:
Saving Money & Preserving longevity
Maintaining your cooling towers will save you money in operations and energy usage.
When cooling towers are not regularly maintained, the build-up of scale, corrosion, bacteria and biofilms will foul equipment and reduce the tower’s efficiency.
Parts covered in these bacteria can’t transfer heat as intended, and filters clogged with biofilm cannot process water as quickly – the system needs to work harder to achieve the same result, using more energy for less output. Business owners will soon see this reflected in their energy bills, as they will climb due to a poorly maintained cooling tower.
As the stress on the system increases, parts will continue degrade, in turn the parts needing replacement– another expense.
By performing regular maintenance, a cooling tower can function at peak efficiency, using as little energy as possible to produce an ideal output. The equipment will also last longer without repair and function better during its life, resulting in cost savings due to fewer repairs and replacements.
Reducing Health & Environmental Hazards
One of the main risks with unmaintained cooling towers is bacterial growth, especially dangerous bacteria which pose risk to people’s health and lives such as Legionella.
Cooling towers are one of the most prolific spreaders of Legionnaires’ disease, as the environment is perfect for these microorganisms to live. Legionella transfers to humans via airborne particles or water vapor; cooling towers typically produce mist during their regular operation.
By regularly maintaining your cooling tower, you can prevent the development of Legionella and other bacteria in your water system.