ClimaCool says it has introduced a modular chiller that harnesses both air and water to achieve simultaneous heating and cooling without geothermal. The product, referred to as the Simultaneous Heating and Cooling Air Cooled Heat Pump with Integral Water to Water Heat Recovery, extends the company’s line of chillers. By offering all the benefits of geothermal, without the need for geothermal well fields or other source/sinks, ClimaCool officials said the chiller offers a new level of design flexibility in how it can be configured and applied. The chiller operates in three modes: cooling, heating, or heat recovery allowing buildings to harness energy already being produced, but not used.
The modular chiller is designed with separate electric feeds, providing true redundancy so the chiller is never offline, even during routine maintenance. With the separate feeds, individual modules within the chiller bank can be taken offline for servicing, expansion, or replacement without impacting system performance.