York Chiller Repair & Service of Air Cooled and Water Cooled Chillers

York Chiller Repair

York YZ Centrifugal Chiller

York chiller repair for both air-cooled and water-cooled York® chillers.

York chiller repair and service is something that we take seriously. We are installers and servicers for all York® scroll, screw, variable speed screw and centrifugal chillers.

Quality York chiller repair starts with a correct understanding of the type of chiller to be repaired or serviced. This includes air cooled or water cooled chillers. In these categories, there are different compressor types as previously mentioned.

Knowing your York® chiller type and model number helps to make the service call a better experience for you and your team.

York Air Cooled

Air Cooled York Chiller Repair

York® air cooled chillers generally come in sizes from 15 ton to 500 ton capacities. They operate as variable speed screw or scroll type chillers. The variable screw type compressor is more common and seems to be gaining in new installations each year. Variable speed screw chillers are offered from 150 ton to 500 ton capacities. 

Air cooled York chiller repair and service begins with diagnosis and listening to the people that use the chiller daily or with greater frequencies. Listening to our customer about specific behavior patterns, helps us to better understand the best course for repairing your air-cooled York® chiller. We work hard to restore factory performance with the least amount of costs involved.

When it comes to scroll chillers from York®, the models offered today include the YCAL and YLAA Scroll Chillers. These range in sizes from 15 ton to 230 ton, with the YLAA models including variable-speed drive fans.

Many of the York® air cooled chillers that are in service today are in their YVAA variable speed drive screw chiller series. These are of a patented, liquid cooled variety and customized to specific job requirements.

These, as with all York chillers do require maintenance for optimal performance and reliability. Give us a call to learn more about the maintenance for your particular model and tonnage.

Included in the variable speed screw chiller line up is the YVFA Free Cooling and the YCIV models. These range from 150 ton to 500 ton capacities. More about these specific models is included below as a general quick reference.

Our goal is to provide you as our customer a complete understanding of how-to best repair or service your York® air cooled chiller. Our factory trained and certified installers and servicers will get you back up and running as soon as possible with the least amount of cost.

Water Cooled York Chiller Repair

York® water cooled chillers generally come in sizes from 125 ton to 5,500 ton capacities. They operate as variable speed screw, scroll and centrifugal types. Refrigerant options come in R-410A, R-513A  or R-134a.

Water cooled York chiller repair and service begins with diagnosis and listening to the people that use the chiller daily or with greater frequencies. Listening to our customer about what the 'behavior' patterns have been for the chiller helps us to better understand the best course for repairing your chiller. We work hard to restore factory performance with the least amount of costs involved.

York® water cooled chillers that are in service today are designed for either replacement or new commercial construction applications depending on the needs and requirements. 

These plants include the YMC, YZ, YK, YVWA, YCWL, YK-EP, YST, Titan™ OM and the CYK series of water cooled chillers. More about each one of these models is included below.

Again, when you are choosing who you want to come and repair or service your chiller, trust factory certified professionals to do the job right the first time.

Our main goal is to provide you as our customer a complete understanding of how-to best repair or service your York® water cooled chiller. Our certified installers and servicers will get you back up and running as soon as possible with the least amount of cost.


York® Air Cooled Chiller Models & Descriptions

This helpful list of the different York Chiller models and a brief description of each proves to be a helpful resource when identifying your particular model:

York YCAL Scroll Chiller

York® YCAL Scroll Chiller

The York® YCAL Scroll Chiller is self contained and designed for easy, low cost outdoor installation.

York YLAA Scroll Chiller

York® YLAA Scroll Chiller

The York® Air-cooled Scroll Chiller uses advanced technology to reduce energy costs.

York YVAA Variable Speed Drive Screw Chiller

York® YVAA Variable Speed Drive Screw Chiller

The York® YVAA Variable Speed Drive Screw Chiller is a popular choice with over 22,000 units intalled and proven globally. Used in a variety of applications.

York YVFA Free Cooling Variable Speed Screw Chller

York® YVFA Free Cooling Variable Speed Screw Chiller

The York® YVFA Free Cooling Variable Speed Screw Chiller is of a free-cooling design that minimizes operational cost by  combining superior engineering and technology in a simple to own and operate package design.

York YCIV Screw Chiller

York® YCIV Variable Speed Drive Screw Chiller

The York® YCIV Variable Speed Drive Screw Chiller delivers superior control, industry-leading efficiency and quiet operation.


York® Water Cooled Chiller Models & Descriptions

Enjoy this list of the different York Water Cooled Chiller models and a brief description. This should prove to be a helpful resource when identifying your particular model:

York® YMC² Magnetic Bearing Centrifugal Chiller

The YORK® YMC² chiller reduces energy consumption and increases efficiency via advanced design and active magnetic-bearing technology.

YZ Magnetic Bearing Centrifugal Chiller

York® YZ Magnetic Bearing Centrifugal Chiller

The YORK® YZ challenges conventional, water-cooled chiller design to deliver superior performance, lower cost of ownership and a new definition of sustainability.

YK Centrifugal Chiller

York® YK Centrifugal Chiller

From schools to data centers, this water-cooled, centrifugal chiller delivers flexibility, performance and efficiency to any facility.

YVWA Variable Speed Screw Chiller

York® YVWA Variable Speed Screw Chiller

The YVWA Water-cooled, Variable-speed Screw Chiller was designed for efficiency, flexibility, sustainability and peace-of-mind.

YCWL Scroll Chiller

York® YCWL Scroll Chiller

YORK® YCWL Water-cooled Scroll Chillers deliver superior energy efficiency, with the capacity to meet a wide range of cooling requirements.

YK-EP Centrifugal Chiller With Economizer

York® YK-EP Centrifugal Chiller With Economizer

YORK® YK-EP Centrifugal Chillers are engineered to deliver greater control flexibility, maximum efficiency and extended cooling capacity.

YST Steam Turbine Centrifugal Chiller

York® YST Steam Turbine Centrifugal Chiller

Greater efficiency and reduced emissions make the YORK® YST Steam Chiller the green solution for large combined-heating-and-power (CHP) plants.

Titan™ OM Custom Design Centrifugal Chiller

York® Titan™ OM Custom Design Centrifugal Chiller

The YORK® Titan™ OM Custom Design Centrifugal Chiller features extraordinary capacity, exceptional flexibility and unsurpassed reliability.

CYK Compound Centrifugal Chiller-Heat Pump

York® CYK Compound Centrifugal Chiller/Heat Pump

The highly adaptable YORK® CYK Compound Centrifugal Chiller operates beyond the range of typical centrifugal chillers.

YD Dual Centrifugal Chiller

York® YD Dual Centrifugal Chiller

The compact YD Dual Centrifugal Chiller uses two compressors operating in parallel for optimal performance in real-world conditions.


Routine York® Chiller Maintenance Allows for Optimal Heat Transfer Efficiency

Your York® commercial chiller relies on heat transfer efficiency to perform its duty. Heat transfer is the process of removing heat from the chiller and then disposing it outside of the unit. This applies to all the parts of the equipment, especially its refrigeration circuitry.

In short, a chiller's heat transfer efficiency depends on maintenance schedules. Ongoing maintenance. Here is a quick list of best practice items to add to your schedule:

  1. Condenser Coils: Inspection of condenser coils includes the cleaning of these coils. Heat transfer through these coils is critical. Routine cleaning of the coils includes removing and debris, dirt and other buildups that may clog and reduce free air flow.
  2. Refrigerant Charge: Proper refrigerant levels are also especially important for your York® chiller to maintain its cooling quotient. Maintaining refrigerant charge will help your chiller reduce energy usage and cooling costs by up to 10%. Contact us today to have us come out and level up your refrigerant levels if you notice more energy consumption.

    The same holds true if you are noticing that your York® chiller is working harder than normal to accomplish the same tasks. These tasks are all part of our York repair and service schedule that we offer.
  3. Condenser Water: For water cooled chillers, condenser water loops used with cooling towers need to maintain the system designed amount of water flow. If the water loop becomes contaminated with debris, sand, corrosion, scaling and other foreign materials, this will slow water flow. A reduced amount of water flow in the loop can impact the chiller's operating efficiency.

With regular commercial chiller maintenance, you can keep these issues from arising. At the very least, this includes clearing clogs in condenser tubes and brushing them at least once a year.

Regular Maintenance Keeps Your York Chiller Repair Bills Lower

At the end of the day, your York® chiller operates as part of a rather complex HVAC-R system. Cooling tower systems that are tied into a water-cooled York® chiller, have even greater complexity and require better system monitoring to reduce energy consumption.

Therefore, when we evaluate a York® chiller and its system performance, we are also including these other components and their power consumption. These components include the compressor, cooling tower fans, pumps, etc. to determine kW/ton efficiency.

An Energy-Efficient York® Chiller Produces Fewer Greenhouse Gases

Optimizing the overall chiller plant should be performed regularly to reduce energy consumption and reduce greenhouse gases. This process takes a close look at adjusting chilled water set points, sequencing and load balancing other chillers in process, peak demand management, water loop management, etc.

These items require data and analysis of that data for the best optimization. We understand system optimization and can help you get your York® chiller plant to perform to its utmost efficiency.

York Chiller Repair and Service Conclusions

Quality York chiller repair and service of your York® chiller depends a great deal on the environment it runs in and how well it is serviced and maintained.

A properly serviced York® chiller can last for years of dependable service and make your experience with your York® chiller much more rewarding and satisfying by keeping costs down.

Your York repair bills are directly influenced by operational efficiency. Keeping your chiller optimized, maintained, and serviced will greatly impact your building operational costs.

Ongoing routine maintenance completed by certified installers and servicers, will ensure that you can keep York repair bills to a minimum all while enjoying dependable, trouble free service.

Don’t give your chiller the cold shoulder. Attend to its maintenance needs regularly so that you can get the most use out of it.

Unsure if your York® chiller needs repairs or a replacement? Then please don't hesitate to give us a call or request a service call. We can help you figure out the best course of action to take for your faulty equipment.

York®, YMC²®, YZ®, YK®, YVWA®, YCWL®, YK-EP®, YSY®, Titan™ OM, CYK®,YD®, YCAL®, YLAA®, YVAA®, YVFA®  and YCIV® are all registered trademarks of York®, a Johnson Controls International company.