Ice Maker Installation Service In Chicago

Why Choose Us?

Empire Cooler is the most trusted name in the industry. In fact, we’ve been providing custom ice solutions
to businesses since 1932. Our skilled technicians can quickly and properly install your commercial ice machine
so your business can run smoothly. Rest assured our technicians follow a comprehensive set-up process with
great attention to detail. They are thorough to ensure your machine produces clean, delicious ice.
When you choose Empire Cooler, you can expect reliable, professional service.

To learn more about our services, reach out to us today.

The Benefits of Professional Installation Services

Hiring professionals to install your commercial ice maker offers you numerous benefits. For example, any installation mishap could lead to water leakage, low ice production and even shortened lifespan of your machine. However, experienced technicians have the knowledge, tools and resources to correctly install ice machines. This is essential for the proper function of the appliance.

Empire Cooler’s comprehensive process for commercial ice maker installation ensures your machine is set up correctly. Our skilled technicians will evaluate your space to make sure the machine can properly fit in the room. They’ll help you select the right placement for the machine, such as an area that’s easy to access. Once connections are made to water, electricity and a drain, they’ll install the remote condensers and water-cooled compressors. Finally, the technicians will start up your machine so that it’s ready to use.

Professional Installation is Key


Professional technicians have the knowledge and experience to install commercial ice machines correctly, ensuring optimal performance and longevity. Our installation technicians are trained across all major brands of commercial ice machines and refrigeration.

Compliance and Safety

Professional technicians are familiar with local regulations and safety guidelines, ensuring that your ice machine installation is done in compliance with health and safety laws.

Avoiding Costly Mistakes

Improper installation can lead to costly repairs down the line. Empire Cooler’s technicians can prevent potential issues and identify any existing problems before installation. Every installation requires electrical and plumbing.

Empire Cooler is proud to offer all-in-one, custom solutions for ice machine leasing, cleaning and maintenance.
We also specialize in ice maker installation service in Chicago. From restaurants and stadiums to hospitals
and factories, we serve a wide range of businesses and industries, large and small. Our skilled
technicians can install ice machines at your business so your customers can have safe, clean ice year-round.

Let’s make a plan today.

Here are some important things you need to consider during the installation process:

Location and Clearance

Ensure that your commercial ice machine is installed in a cool, dry, and well-ventilated area with enough clearance on all sides for easy maintenance. In addition, avoid placing the machine near a heat source or in direct sunlight, which can interfere with its operation.

  • Shorter ceilings
  • Basements
  • Smaller kitchens

Electrical Requirements

Commercial ice machines require specific electrical voltage and amperage to function correctly. Ensure that your electrical service can meet the manufacturer’s specifications and that there are enough circuits to power the ice machine without overloading.

  • NEMA standard plugs
  • Dedicated outlets

Proper Installation

Proper installation of a commercial ice machine is critical to ensure that it operates correctly and that it is up to local and federal regulations. Empire Cooler has licensed and experienced technicians that can ensure that everything is installed correctly and meets code requirements.

  • Remote Cooled Ice Machines
  • Water Cooled Ice Machines
  • Air Cooled Ice Machines
  • Refrigeration

Water Supply and Drainage

Check your water supply and ensure that there is enough pressure to fill the ice maker. Determine the location of the water and drainage lines and make sure they are properly installed to avoid leaks and other water-related issues.

  • Water drain with required air gaps
  • Back flow preventer
  • Shutoff valves
  • Water filters

Maintenance Schedule

After installation, you will need to establish a regular maintenance schedule to ensure that your commercial ice machine continues to produce clean and safe ice. This includes regular cleaning, inspection, and sanitization of the machine’s components.

  • Preventative maintenance
  • Cleanings
  • Repairs and installations

Choosing the Right Location

Selecting the right location for your ice machine is crucial for optimal
performance and maintenance. Here are some factors to consider:

Proper Ventilation

It’s important to keep fresh air flowing around your ice machines for maximum ice production. Without proper ventilation, ice cannot freeze properly, which can lead to problems. Check that you have enough space for hot air to escape so your machines can operate at peak performance. Before each installation, our ice experts will make our customers aware of requirements and suggestions for spacing your machine properly.


Choose a location that is easily accessible for regular maintenance and cleaning. This will help prolong the life of your ice machine and prevent downtime. Install the ice machine away from food preparation areas to minimize the risk of bacterial contamination. You should also avoid installing it in direct sunlight or near sources of heat.


Proper drainage is critical for ice and refrigeration equipment to operate at peak performance. Small amounts of water develop when ice is stored and slight melting occurs. Each ice machine has a required length for output. Our ice experts will make you aware of these recommendations before installation. Though the volume of water should be small, our installation experts will make sure that the water has adequate drainage. The ice machine should be placed on a level surface to prevent tilting or shifting, which can affect the performance and lifespan of the machine.

Let us install your equipment.