The Impact of Water Quality on Commercial HVAC Systems

May 02, 2023

HVAC cooling tower on the roof of a building

If you want your building’s HVAC equipment to perform reliably year after year, good water quality must be maintained throughout the system, especially in the chillers and cooling towers. Proper water quality is key to the performance of an evaporative cooling system, as it allows proper heat transfer and maintains the health of the chillers and any connected process equipment or building systems.

How Can Water Treatment Help?

Despite these concerns, many businesses fail to invest in ongoing treatment services for their condenser water. While this may save on day-to-day costs, it can hurt system efficiency and shorten the lifespan of equipment, resulting in higher long-term costs.

With a proactive water treatment plan in place, your facility can expect:

  • Lower overall costs – A customized water treatment plan will keep your cooling towers and chilling condenser tubes free of corrosion and scaling. This reduces maintenance costs and downtime.
  • Increased equipment life – Poor water conditions can cause cooling system equipment to lose years off its expected lifespan.
  • Prevent other issues – Harmful bacteria and microorganisms can enter a cooling system and become airborne. Proper water treatment can prevent the growth of bio-organisms and help your facility avoid illness outbreaks.

Of course, a proper cooling tower water treatment program must use methods that meet local plumbing codes and environmental regulations.

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Since 1982, R2J Chemical Services has been providing cooling tower water treatment solutions for businesses located throughout the Tampa Bay area and surrounding regions. Contact us today and let us guide your facility through the water treatment and maintenance process.

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