View Full Version : Hybrid condenser sub tropical climate

12-12-2011, 09:22 AM
Client asked the question.

Is it worthwhile installing hybrid condenser to save on energy/water?

They are used in cooler dryer climates, but what about a sub tropical climate?

6 months of the year its cooler & less humid, but long summers.

12-12-2011, 12:31 PM

12-12-2011, 05:59 PM
Evaporative condenser has wet and dry operation. At lower ambient temperature efficiency of wet cooling will decrease and efficiency of dry cooling will increase. I think that for your application it is not worth to use hybrid. Hybrid condensers should be used for cold climate.

12-12-2011, 08:07 PM
Thanks Josif & Segei

12-12-2011, 11:47 PM
Hi Ranger1
sub tropical as per northern NZ, the killer is the wet bulb condition, evap/cond banging gumbs going no where. Auck design is 23C/ 27C on a good day higher most of the summer peaks for 3 months. Perhaps over speed fans for more air, water usage will drop with high Wet bulb