Water cooled and air cooled chillers work in a rather similar manner. They both have an evaporator, compressor, condenser and an expansion valve. The main difference is that one uses air to fuel condenser cooling and the other uses water.
How much does an air-cooled chiller cost?
Air-cooled chiller costs vary by manufacturer, location, and technology options. A survey of the major manufacturers shows an average cost for the chiller itself of approximately $350 to $1,000 per ton, depending on capacity (see Table 2).
What is the difference between air-cooled chiller and water cooled chiller?
An air-cooled chiller has a condenser that is cooled by the environment air. … The water-cooled chillers have water cooled condenser connected with cooling tower and are usually preferred for medium and large installations where there is sufficiency of water.