The colder weather is here, which means your facility or plant should be ready for winter. Goodway Technologies recommends performing proper maintenance and cleaning on chiller systems after their shutdown to avoid headaches down the road. For many, being proactive with chiller maintenance in the early winter has led to better results in the spring, when it’s time to start the systems up again. Performing chiller maintenance as early in the winter as possible gives facility managers the benefit of finding major damage with plenty of time to fix the problems before the chiller needs to be back in operation. “Chillers are one of the biggest contributors to operational expenses in a facility’s HVAC system which means any problems can lead to additional costs,” said Tim Kane, president of Goodway Technologies. “Failing to perform adequate maintenance can also lead to additional repairs and a loss in production time.” After performing maintenance, it’s a good idea to measure efficiency gains, which can show facility managers important information, including costs saved as a result of regular maintenance. A proper operating log can also help identify areas that show improvement follow...