Chillers

Want to find cool savings for your business?

In most large commercial facilities, the chiller system is the most power-hungry — and expensive — piece of equipment. It's no surprise that replacing an aging cooling system with a modern, energy efficient chiller is one of the most cost-effective upgrades you can make. 

So whether you're considering a chiller upgrade for process or comfort cooling, advanced energy-saving technology like magnetic bearings and variable-speed drives, KCP&L incentives and far lower operating and maintenance costs, high-performance chillers are the perfect fit for many large facilities. 

Advantages

  • Greater employee comfort and productivity
  • Quieter system operation
  • Simple system monitoring and control
  • Ability to reinvest savings into future business initiatives 
  • Achieve sustainability goals

Which type of chiller is right for your business?

Although air-cooled chillers generally have lower initial costs and can be stored outside to save space, they are typically much less efficient than similar-sized water-cooled chillers. Water-cooled chillers are generally used in larger facilities and come in three different varieties: 

  • Centrifugal: often the most efficient and cost-effective option for larger machines.
  • Screw-driven: highly effective for noise-sensitive areas but can be cost-prohibitive for larger capacities.
  • Reciprocating: offers the lowest initial cost of water-cooled chillers but is less efficient and comes with higher maintenance costs.

Kansas customers

Although many of our programs apply only to Missouri customers, we’re working hard to offer Kansas customers the same opportunity to save. In the meantime, Energy Analyzer can help you better understand your energy use and find customized tips to save. Log in to your online account to begin.