Get Superior Mechanical service for your cooling tower system repair and installation needs. Our technicians diagnose and fix most issues in one visit!
The average person doesn’t come across a cooling tower very often, and they can be a confusing site if you’ve never seen one before. Most people associate cooling towers with nuclear power plants, with their iconic cooling towers. However, not all cooling towers are this big. Some are smaller and used by everyday commercial buildings as a specialized heat exchanger that brings air and water in direct contact with each other in order to reduce the temperature through evaporation. Most HVAC cooling towers have an entirely different physical appearance. They may look like large metallic boxes, which may be emitting a fine mist like steam. Essentially, an HVAC Cooling tower is used to dispose of unwanted waste heat from a chiller. This heat transfer allows the chiller to work more efficiently as hot water is pumped from the condensers to the tower.
Commercial cooling tower systems are manufactured with numerous sizes and applications. If you are unsure which cooling tower is the best choice for your facility, our knowledgeable technicians will be happy to advise you.
The most common type of cooling towers are:
Cooling towers can also be divided based on how they remove the air from the tower. Cooling towers may either utilize a natural draft to remove heat, or rely on a fan to push or draw the air out of the top of the tower. For example:
In addition to commercial cooling tower installations, we are also certified to perform cooling tower repairs and upgrades.
There are a multitude of issues that can arise with commercial cooling towers. It is best to seek out professional help in case of Cooling tower issues. Superior Mechanical is happy to provide 24/7 emergency repair services to our clients. If you have noticed an issue with your cooling tower, let us help you find the problem and get your cooling tower running properly and efficiently. Some issues that can arise with cooling towers that require immediate attention include:
Regular service maintenance of your commercial cooling tower is incredibly important. If your cooling tower is not maintained correctly it can cause decreases in efficiency and even bring about the possibility of indoor air quality issues, bringing on a host of health hazards. Contaminants such as dust, pollen, and even insects can become captured as water falls through the air stream. These particulates settle in the basin and can pose an array of issues. Because of warm water temperatures, the water in a cooling tower, if not properly maintained with a chemical treatment, can harbor harmful bacteria such as legionella bacteria, which can cause legionnaires disease if the water system is not maintained correctly. Corrosion, white rust, and even basin failure can arise if deposits of impurities are not maintained and basin water is left to become a sludge. Maintain peak efficiency for your cooling tower and HVAC system and schedule your regular preventative maintenance today!
Regularly scheduled maintenance of your cooling towers will keep them in peak condition and ensure that your facilities will continue to run smoothly. Our professional technicians are trained and knowledgable on emergency service and routine repair service of cooling tower systems. We also service and maintain industrial chillers and commercial chiller systems which can be paired with commercial cooling towers in some applications.
No matter what kind of cooling tower design your office or business has, we offer a handful of annual, bi-annual, and quarterly service packages that will safeguard your cooling tower HVAC and industrial HVAC cooling tower systems against any unexpected emergencies. Superior Mechanical has been installing, repairing, and maintaining heating and cooling systems for over 30 years, as one of the most trusted heating and air conditioning companies in the North Carolina Triad.