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Cooling Tower Services in Chicago

Cooling Tower on Roof of Commercial Building

Unlike cylindrical cooling towers in cartoons and massive nuclear plants, those used in everyday businesses look much different. Commercial or industrial Chicago buildings that use water for cooling purposes will require one or more cooling towers.

A cooling tower is a specialized heat exchanger that brings water and air together to cool the water circulating through the tower. When paired with chillers, cooling towers can air condition large spaces. For your property, you want to be sure you have the right size and number of cooling towers for the space.

Do you need cooling tower repair, maintenance, or installation services in Chicago? Call Murphy & Miller today at 1-312-427-8900 or request services online.

Schedule Commercial & Industrial Cooling Services in Chicago

Whether you need to install new commercial cooling towers or it’s time to schedule preventive maintenance, Murphy & Miller has you covered. We have over 80 years of experience providing Chicago business owners with services ranging from system design and installation to tune-ups and repairs. We’ll help you maximize the performance of your cooling towers to save you money on operating costs over the long term.

Types of Commercial Cooling Towers

If you’re unsure which of the following cooling towers is right for your industrial building in Chicago, let Murphy & Miller provide the guidance you need to make the right choice.

Two Main Cooling Tower Options:

  • Natural draft cooling towers: With no mechanical fans present, natural draft cooling towers rely on convection to circulate air throughout the tower. Warm, moist air naturally rises, while dry, cool air sinks, creating a constant flow of air without electricity consumption.
  • Induced draft cooling towers: This type of tower uses a fan or other mechanics to actively blow air through the tower. This is a more efficient water-cooling method, but it costs more to operate.

Types of Induced Draft Cooling Towers:

  • Crossflow cooling towers: In this configuration, water flows down into the cooling tower from distribution basins located at the top. As the water flows vertically through the fill, air blows horizontally across the falling water. The newly cooled liquid is collected in a tank at the base of the tower to circulate back into the building’s chiller.
  • Counterflow cooling towers: With this design, water flows downward, and air blows vertically upward against the flow of water. Low-pressure spray nozzles divide hot water evenly over the infill surface, improving efficiency. Counterflow cooling towers tend to be more compact, less prone to freezing, and better at conserving energy than crossflow models.

Ready to install a new induced draft cooling tower? Contact Murphy & Miller online, and we can help you get started!

Preventative Maintenance for Commercial Cooling Towers

All cooling towers, especially induced draft, require routine service. Murphy & Miller offers this routine preventative maintenance to help minimize the costs associated with operating your cooling tower(s).

Regular cooling tower cleaning is highly recommended to protect the system’s energy efficiency and, consequently, your bottom line. With regular cleanings, our technicians are able to remove the buildup of calcium deposits and other debris that would otherwise affect the natural evaporation and efficiency of the cooling tower.

To learn more about us, or to schedule commercial HVAC services in Chicago, please call Murphy & Miller at 1-312-427-8900 or contact us online today.

Our commercial HVAC company is based in Chicago and offers commercial cooling services throughout the areas of Arlington Heights, Bloomington, Chicago, Cicero, Des Plaines, East Chicago, East Peoria, Elk Grove Village, Evanston, Lansing, Naperville, North Chicago, Oak Lawn, Oak Park, Peoria, Rockford, Rosemont, and West Chicago, Illinois. We also service Gary, Indiana.