Winter Chillers and Preventing Major Problems

Chillers and Cold Weather

Winter chillers can be tremendously helpful for many industries. Most industries will have to prepare for the changing seasons. They will need chillers that can withstand colder outside temperatures.

People might think that keeping things cold is the one thing that they won’t have to worry about during the winter months, but the situation is more complicated than that. All chillers will feature components that might be vulnerable to very low winter temperatures.

A chiller that is not prepared for colder outside temperatures might malfunction. This means that everything within that chiller will suffer as a result. When chillers malfunction during the warmer seasons, it’s very clear that everything within the chiller will be immediately threatened the moment that the chiller stops working. Sadly, this is still the case during the cold winter months.

The contents of the chiller probably need to be kept within a specific temperature range. The exterior winter temperatures still might not create the ideal environment for whatever is being stored. Chillers still cannot fail, even when it’s generally cold outside. Using specialized chillers that can truly handle winter temperatures can truly make a difference.

Consistent Power

People often worry about power outages during the winter months, and they should absolutely prepare for them. These concerns are particularly important when chillers are involved. When chillers suddenly lose power, they will hold onto their initial levels of coldness for a little while.

However, their interior temperatures will drop very quickly. They absolutely need to have a stable power source in order to function. Chillers that will make it through the winter were often built to handle power outages more effectively.

With chillers that weren’t really designed to withstand colder temperatures, organizations will often run into problems with power outages as the seasons change. Often times, the people who have these chillers will have to accept that power outages might happen, and they will need to develop strategies for coping with these problems.

It’s important to choose a chiller that can more easily handle winter weather. An older chiller that has already experienced some issues will be more likely to be vulnerable to power outages during the winter months. Using a newer rental chiller during those months could help organizations get around this problem and others.

Problems With Older Chillers

All equipment will start to degrade with time. People who have been using the same chillers for years might not notice when these chillers start to develop problems when things are going well. However, extreme winter temperatures will have a way of changing the situation.

Some of the most important components of chillers can develop fissures and breaches with time. These issues can be particularly worrying when they affect the water piping and other essential parts of the system.

If the issues are minor enough, it’s possible that they will go unnoticed. However, these problems can abruptly get worse when it gets colder. It’s possible that the chiller itself will become damaged in a way that is very expensive to fix.

Renting Winter Chillers

Relying on a rental chiller for the winter months will help people avoid these issues and others. They won’t necessarily have to buy completely new chillers in time for winter, and they won’t have to get minor issues fixed. They can just switch to a stronger chiller that’s more ideally suited to harsher conditions.

People might not need certain chillers all year. They might just need them in order to create a contained and stable space for their products and goods during the winter months.

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Sam graduated from Dunwoody College with a degree in HVAC Service, and started out working in the resident side of work. After many years in the residential side of work, Sam took a chance back in 2018 to work in the commercial side of hvac with Jc younger. Since started working with them, Sam has been streamlining Jc younger to make the service side quicker at getting customer back to cooling right away. He always puts the customer needs first, giving them great customer service, and getting them back cooling right away. When Sam is not at work he enjoys hitting up breweries around the area, going up to the cabin, and doing remodeling projects. He also enjoys going out to lake of the woods for some good walleye fishing.In his free time he enjoys taking his grandmother out for meals, fishing and spending time with girlfriend and dog Sara.



Sandy has been in the background of JCY since a baby, growing up playing on chiller systems in the large 12,000SQFT pole shed JCY stores units in. Sandy started working at a young age doing simple tasks like sweeping, painting, organizing Copper fittings and other small tasks. In 2005 Sandy started his 4 year degree at Dunwoody College and graduated in 2007.

During his schooling their he also started his apprenticeship under his fathers supervision. The training consisted of installs of glycol piping in the field, building first chiller and assisting with Chiller service repairs. In 2006 he started learning the in and outs of breweries, and has been JCY’s brewery specialist since then. A challenge he took on was glycol piping a 30 bbl brewery by him self and completed that task in less than 20 day with 16 hour shifts.
In his free time he enjoys taking his grandmother out for meals, fishing and spending time with girlfriend and dog Sara.