Summer will be here before you know it and with it will come soaring temperatures. Few other states know heat and humidity like the southern states, and going without cool air is simply not an option for their hardworking residents. For the people in these states, an industrial air-cooled chiller is a useful and viable option to keep temperatures bearable. You do not have to purchase a new unit; Portable Air offers portable, rental options for your HVAC units, including a commercial air-cooled chiller.

Air Cooled Chiller TopDespite their name, these chillers do utilize water. An air-cooled chiller takes water and puts it through a condenser. Then, the warm air is drawn in from the outside, which goes through the condenser, cooling the air. So, the system utilizes, but does not consume water the way a water cooled chiller does.

This is one of the most beneficial elements of an air-cooled HVAC system—that it uses significantly less water than the water-cooled unit. This is particularly useful for areas in which water is limited and scarce, such as drought-stricken locations in Texas. The excess of equipment is another reason; water-cooled units require large cooling towers and other pieces that require their own space, while air systems are easier to place, making them more portable. The cooling towers necessary for water units must also be maintained to avoid buildup and pollutants.

It’s important to know what’s best for your location and needs. Do you want something more portable and manageable? Do you live in an area where water consumption is a concern? What size is the area you need to cool? These things will help you decide whether an industrial air-cooled chiller is right for your project location. Portable Air has your industrial rental solutions; we offer a large rental fleet of portable, commercial air-cooled chillers to suit your even your most urgent needs, and we make renting and hauling easy with our trailer-mounted units. Call us today to find out how we can help you with your cooling needs.