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17 May 2024

Summer is coming - checklist for chillers in summer

With the warmer summer months coming, we recommend you give your chiller a good clean and inspection so equipment can operate efficiently and production can run smoothly.

After colder winter months, the warmer summer months are approaching and we recommend you give your chiller a good clean and inspection to ensure the equipment is operating efficiently and production can continue to run smoothly.

  1. IMPORTANT - Turn the equipment off and isolate electrically before taking the following steps.
  1. CLEAR AWAY ANY DIRT AND DEBRIS from the surrounding area.  Any dust, dirt and leaves can get inside the enclosure and block the airflow.
  1. CLEAN THE PANELS - giving each panel and the chiller frame a good wipe down to get rid of dust, dirt or mould can reduce corrosion of the metal work.  Repair/treat where appropriate to prolong its life.
  1. CLEAN THE COILS – gently clean the coils with appropriate cleaning chemicals and a suitable soft brush taking care not to bend the fins.  Note: using a pressure washer may cause damage to the fins.  A clean condenser will ensure the unit is operating efficiently and drawing the least amount of energy.
  1. CLEAN THE FILTERS – any intake filters should be removed, inspected, cleaned and if required replaced regularly, especially if in an oily or dusty environment.
  1. INSPECT FOR LEAKS – examine the pipes and the pump and repair any water leaks if found.  Should you suspect a refrigerant leak, this must be reported immediately and repaired by a qualified F-Gas technician. 
  1. REGULAR SERVICING & MAINTENANCE – it is important that your water chiller is regularly maintained and a service is carried out at least once or twice per year by a professional, qualified technician.  Regular maintenance will ensure the equipment is operating efficiently keeping energy consumption and operating costs to a minimum.

It is the law that equipment using ozone-depleting refrigerants such as R407C, R410a, R134A etc. with a charge equivalent to 5 tonnes CO2 or more must be checked annually for leaks by a qualified person.


For further information or to book an engineer please contact F&R Products Ltd on 01823 663281 or

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