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Why are chillers not used for smaller buildings

  1. Jan 4, 2015 #1
    I've been reading that Chillers are preferred for larger buildings while DX units are preferred for the conditioning of smaller spaces. I can't understand why since I've seen that manufacturers do manufacture smaller chillers (<10 tons)
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  3. Jan 4, 2015 #2


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    Chillers require chiller plants. So even if the equipment doesn't seem very expensive, it still is quite a bit more expensive to have a small chilled water plant than a DX system.
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