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Chill-Pro® helps commercial HVAC service contractors sell more maintenance agreements by using cost-effective insurance to manage costs and protect margins! Learn more by reading our blog today!


    AUTUMN 2023 CLAIMSChill-Pro® reimburses HVAC service contractors every day for their repair costs associated with unexpected breakdowns. Here’s a sample of some claims that we’ve paid contractors so far this year. INSIDER TIPS These oversights can be costly to your business: 8 Costly Maintenance Agreement Estimating Mistakes (and how Chill-Pro® can fix them!) 2023 CHILL-PRO® […]
  • 2023 Chill-Pro® Autumn Claims Highlights
    22-year-old Centrifugal chillerCause of Loss: Oil Pump Failure DESCRIPTION: On date of loss, the oil pump failed on the referenced chiller causing the machine to go off on a safety failure. It was determined at that time that the pump and motor failed causing an over-amperage situation and tripped the safety on the machine. It […]
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  • 4 Tips for Negotiating Maintenance Agreements
    Maintenance costs can make up a significant portion of a manufacturer’s revenue, ranging from 15% to 70%, as per the US Department of Commerce. Negotiations for maintenance contracts primarily revolve around cost reduction, leading to an adversarial dynamic where both parties aim to protect their profits, often resulting in contractors operating with minimal margins and […]
  • 2023 Chill-Pro Late Summer Claims Highlights
    21-year-old water cooled Screw chiller. Cause of Loss: Compressor failure. DESCRIPTION: Checked chiller, found restricted expansion valves causing elevated condensing temperature, was running zero degrees of superheat, and was running liquid through the compressor and flooding the compressors. Once the oil became acidic, it deteriorated the insulation on the wiring and caused it to ground.  […]
  • 2023 Chill-Pro Spring Claims Highlights
    10-year-old Centrifugal chiller. Cause of Loss: Variable Speed Drive failure.DESCRIPTION: Power module for 100 HP VFD Starter failed. Further investigation revealed two burntspots in the power module. The cause of the burnt was electrical arcing in the power module. The maindrive assembly was replaced, and the chiller unit returned to service. The unit was repaired […]
  • 2023 Chill-Pro® Winter Claims Highlights
    6-year-old Magnetic Bearing Chiller. Cause of Loss: Bearing failure DESCRIPTION: Magnetic bearings for the compressor would not levitate. The compressor was not fieldrepairable. Compressor was replaced with remanufactured one from the vendor. It appears that cost fornew Mag Bearing compressor of same size cost as much as a new one. No overtime cost associated withcompressor […]
  • 2022 Chill-Pro® Summer Claims Highlights
    10-year-old, 120 Ton Air cooled Screw chiller. Cause of Loss: Drive rotor fused to compressor casing DESCRIPTION: Damage to Screw compressor while in operation. The male, or rotor driver, was foundfused to the discharge wall of the compressor casing. The rotors were separated from the discharge wallduring disassembly. Both the male and female rotors were […]
  • 8 Costly Estimating Mistakes (and how CHILL-PRO® fixes them!)
    2. Inaccurate Takeoffs 3. Not Reviewing Your Work 4. Not Reviewing Subcontractor Estimates 5. Inaccurate Labor Costs 6. Material and Supply Costs 7. Failing to Assess Risks & Creating Contingencies 8. Making Uneducated Guesses*CHILL-PRO® takes the guesswork out of selling profitable comprehensive HVAC service agreements!
  • Common Guidelines For Optimum Chiller Performance
    Maintain Equipment operating logs Logs should be filled out twice during each 8-hour shift Record pressures, temperatures, and other pertinent information to recognize performancedeviations 2. Follow proper compressor shutdown and startup routines. Follow manufacturer recommended shutdown procedures Components that may need attention are the compressor, compressor motor, control center, purgeunit, oil return system, cooler, condenser, […]
  • 2022 Chill-Pro® Spring Claims Highlights
    9-year-old Air cooled Screw chiller. Cause of Loss: Circuit board arcing on mag bear compressor. DESCRIPTION: Failure 250V DC power control voltage. Inverter A/C D/C converter for the low voltage controls shorted from power problems in the local area. This problem could have been associated with identical issues with chiller #2. Insured contact stated that […]
  • Refrigerant Retrofit Suggestions Presented by Opteon
    As the EPA ramps up its HFC refrigerant phase out, commercial HVAC service contractors have been tasked with finding economical solutions for their customers’ aging equipment.  HVAC service contractors need to measure a number of factors when prescribing a new refrigerant solution including EPA compliance by state, additional safety requirements, equipment retrofit efficiencies, customer budget, […]
  • Top 8 Maintenance Tips for Absorption Chillers
    Chill-Pro® supports a comprehensive approach to predictive maintenance that protects the building owner’s investment in cooling equipment and keeps it operating reliably and efficiently.
  • 2021 Chill-Pro® Winter Claims Highlights
    Check out the list of some of our claims highlights from the past few months, closing out our year in 2021.

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