If you have a cooling tower and haven’t made any upgrades, then congratulations: you might not need to. But if your cooling tower needs some help and it’s time to get it upgraded, here are some signs that it’s time for a change.
The Hose is Burning, but Your Cooling Tower Seems Smooth
If you smell smoke coming from your cooling tower, that means your cooling tower needs to be upgraded and those flames might not be from your shredder, vent fans, or other machine.
Cooling Towers Produce Heat Even When It Seems Cool
That’s not true for all cooling towers, but it’s true with most of them. If your cooling tower takes a while to cool even though you seem to be cooling fast, then you might need to get it upgraded. You can tell if your cooling tower needs upgrades when you open up the spray station to get the cool water out. You’ll probably find that the coolant is slick, and if you rinse it off and go on cooling fast, that means your cooling tower needs to be upgraded.
Your Cooling Tower’s Cooling Surface Changes Whenever It Rains
If you have a pool or pond, your cooling tower’s cool surface is always going to be the same and not changing. But if you have a bigger pond or pool and your cooling tower’s cool surface is always changing whenever it rains, then you might have an upgraded cooling tower that needs to be upgraded.
The Cooling Tower Gets Way Too Warm
You might not notice it right away, but if you open up your cooling tower to check on how hot it is, you might notice that it’s a lot warmer than you thought it was. If you notice this right away, then it’s time to get an upgrade.
Your Cooling Tower Is Incredibly Dull
Your cooling tower’s coolant will never get any duller than that, and it will always get fairly dull during a good rinse cycle. But if your cooling tower is dull all the time, then you might need an upgrade. Your coolant’s surface might get polished to get rid of any rust or debris, but you’ll always want an upgrade when your cooling tower is dull.
Does The Cooling Tower Need Repairing?
Let’s go back to the idea of refreshing your coolers when they get a little dull, because sometimes that’s a sign of a bad cooling tower. If you have an old refrigerator with a rusty or dull cooling system, you might have an old cooling tower that needs to be upgraded. Cooling tower repair should form part of your long-term maintenance strategy, but sometimes units can give in earlier than anticipated, or there might be a specific cause for a shortened lifespan.
If you have an older cooler and you keep it around and don’t get it updated, then you should start looking for an upgrade. You might have an old cooler that’s using coolant that’s not good for any modern refrigerator and you need to upgrade your cooling system.
Signs That Your Cooling Fans Might Need Upgrades
If your fans seem to be working more slowly than normal, then you might have an old cooling tower that needs to be upgraded. If you have an older cooler that uses an old fan, that might not work right, but if you have a newer cooler that has an old fan, that’s probably an upgrade that you need to make.