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This is How Cooling Towers Work

You often see cooling towers in commercial and industrial sites, helping to keep components cool and allow the HVAC system to do its job with less stress and strain. Here in Avon, cooling towers are a common site for many commercial HVAC units, and installing one could be a very wise move towards keeping your costs down. But what do cooling towers do for you that you wouldn’t fin in an air conditioning system without one? Here’s a brief rundown of how cooling towers work.

In basic terms, they facilitate a heat exchange with the condenser in the HVAC systems, usually using water to transfer away the excess heat.  It starts with a stream of cold water, which pulls excess heat form the convert and helps cool it down. The now-warm water moves through the cool, cooled by a second flow of cool water which evaporates and helps cool off the hot water. Once the water has been restored to a cooler temperature, it can then return to the compressor to continue cool it as well.

Cooling tower come in multiple types, including crossflow cooling towers (which blow the air horizontally while the water flows vertically) and counterflow cooling towers (which blow the air vertically and use pressurized sprays to hit the air with the water). Both types periodically need to be refilled with water, since the process leads to a lot of evaporation and can dry out the unit if you’re not careful. On the other hand, it helps the existing HVAC system handle the load much more effectively, reducing wear and tear and helping lower your overall energy costs in the bargain.

If you know how cooling towers work, you know that they need care and maintenance just like the rest of the HVAC system. In Avon,  We have the experience and know-how to deal with any problems you might experience and we stand by our work with your complete satisfaction in mind. For all of your cooling tower and commercial HVAC system service needs in Avon, look to the experts at Westland Heating and Air Conditioning. Give us a call today to make an appointment. You’ll be glad you did!

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