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Commercial & Industrial Building Chillers

Chillers play a critical role in the operation of commercial and industrial buildings, ensuring that your working environment is kept healthy and conducive to productivity. However, they require regular maintenance to ensure efficient and effective operation. If maintenance is neglected, you may find yourself in a position where your system unexpectedly breaks down or needs to be replaced more quickly than is desirable.

General Mechanical is here to help Chicagoland businesses with any chiller needs—whether you want to sign up for a preventative maintenance plan or you need a chiller replaced fast.

To see how we can help with your project, give us a call at 847-999-4100 or request an appointment online.

Commercial Chiller Installation in Illinois

A functional, effective chiller system that is suited to your specific chiller needs is absolutely critical. And in order to get the right system for the job, you need professionals that know chiller systems, and carry the tools and knowledge needed to ensure your system is sized, suited, and installed to perfectly suit your Chicago business.

General Mechanical has been providing top-class chiller systems for Chicago commercial and industrial businesses for years. Our team is specially trained and certified in chiller installation services, meaning we have the service and skill to guarantee you get the ideal solution to your needs.

Chiller Replacement Services

If your building’s chillers are old and outdated or have not been properly maintained through the years, you may require chiller replacement. General Mechanical is here to help all types of commercial and industrial properties in the Chicagoland area, including data centers, manufacturing facilities, food processing plants, and more.

We install the following types of commercial and industrial chillers:

  • Centrifugal chillers
  • Screw chillers
  • Scroll chillers
  • Process chillers
  • Water and air cooled chillers
  • Reciprocating chillers

Chiller Maintenance Services

Did you know that building chillers are often the single largest use of electricity in a facility? Regular chiller maintenance is not only necessary to keeping them running smoothly and efficiently—but it can also result in significant cost savings for your business. In fact, maintenance is so important for chillers that certain tasks should be performed daily, weekly, monthly, and annually. Due to their high energy use, even if maintenance results in only small increases in efficiency, it can have a major impact in savings.

Though the nature of maintenance will vary depending on the types of chillers your building has and the season, a service visit will often include:


  • Operation
  • Efficiency
  • Refrigerant charge
  • Safeties and controls
  • Laboratory oil analysis
  • Vibration
  • Eddy current


  • For refrigerant leaks
  • Electrical connections
  • Oil levels
  • Contactors


  • Oil and filters assessed
  • Moving parts evaluated
  • External surfaces cleaned

Keep in mind that these are just some of the maintenance tasks we perform on commercial and industrial chillers. Our technicians will check many more components to ensure the most efficient operation and keep your unit running at peak performance. This visit will also give us the opportunity to identify any issues requiring repairs and make recommendations as to the best course of action if there is a problem.

Industrial & Commercial Chiller Repair

If your maintenance staff does notice an issue requiring repair during your routine maintenance visit or notices a problem during day-to-day operation, we can provide you with the chiller repair you need. We offer economical solutions to chiller issues for our commercial and industrial clients throughout Chicagoland, including 24/7 emergency service. Our goal is to help you minimize your company’s downtime with efficient and effective chiller repair services.

Contact General Mechanical for chiller repair when:

  • Your chiller is cycling warm. When tools or appliances aren’t performing the way you need them to, it’s time to call in for repair, simple as that. Your business doesn’t have time to dedicate to a fussy chiller system, but that’s why our repair specialists are here.
  • Chiller system is making odd sounds. Clanks, bangs, and squealing are almost always going to be an indication of component failure. You need fast solutions to ensure your system doesn’t take on serious, long-term damage.
  • Signs or indications of rusting. Rust and corrosion aren’t a common threat to a good, reliable chiller system, but the threat is still there and quite possible. If your chiller begins to develop signs of rust, a professional solution becomes critical.
  • Drops in chiller efficiency. Just not getting the reliable cooling power you used to from your installed chiller system in Chicago? When this happens, you need a solution in a hurry. Your needs may lie with repair, but it may also be time to consider a replacement service. Our team has the training to tell the difference, and we’ll recommend the best course of action to meet your needs.

The Importance of Chiller Systems for Commercial & Industrial Use

Chiller systems are the ideal solution to a common, but critically important issue. In industry and commercial settings, equipment, space, and areas of high traffic can generate massive amounts of heat. And when that happens, you can find yourself quickly dealing with overheating equipment, reduced productivity, and even far worse.

Chillers are the perfect means to a remedy, providing your business with a powerful and reliable cooling method that has been proving its worth to businesses across the world for decades.

Contact Us to Schedule Chiller Service in Northern Illinois

When you need commercial or industrial chiller replacement, maintenance, or repair in the Chicago metropolitan area, call General Mechanical. We have been serving data centers, hospitality facilities, manufacturing facilities, and many other buildings in Northern Illinois since 1973, and we send out fully trained and certified professionals to perform all work.

To learn more about our chiller services or schedule your replacement or maintenance project today, call 847-999-4100 or fill out an online contact form directly from our website.