Types of Water Cooling Systems: Liquid-to-Liquid

Regardless of the business you run, if you need an HVAC upgrade you’ll usually have to decide between liquid or air cooling.

Most people are accustomed to the traditional air-powered HVAC systems present in most homes and businesses. But liquid cooling systems have actually been in use for thousands of years. Resourceful ancient Romans used water supplied via their famous aqueducts to cool the stone walls of their homes and public structures.


Liquid Cooling vs. Air Cooling:

There are significant differences between liquid and air cooling systems.

When a traditional air cooling system is running, it creates quite a bit of heat. In a liquid cooling system, however, water transfers this heat away from the unit, allowing for maximum efficiency.


Which Is Better?

When it comes to operational efficiency, liquid cooling systems are #1. They don’t require as much energy to operate, and they cool air more rapidly than other cooling units.



Since they’re so effective at cooling and use fewer moving parts, maintenance and operating costs associated with a liquid cooling system are substantially lower.

But because they need cooling towers and water pumps, installing a liquid system is more expensive on the front end as compared to air cooling HVAC systems. A liquid cooling system also requires more space.



If you decide on a liquid cooling system, there are a few additional things to consider, such as water treatment to keep the water clean and running correctly through its various components. If you’d like to know more about liquid cooling systems, contact MaintenX!