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Your advice on a Chiltrix chiller

RayWohlfarth
RayWohlfarth Member Posts: 877
I am looking to add air conditioning to the second floor addition of my home and need your advice. The space is heated with a baseboard and a cast iron boiler. I would like to use chilled water and was thinking of a Chiltrix chiller. Have you used one and your thoughts about it would be great. The load is about 1 1/2 tons.
Thank you for your expertise and guidance.
Ray Wohlfarth
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Comments

  • Ironman
    Ironman Member Posts: 6,359
    It's nice equipment; similar to SpacePak's chiller. But for that small of a load, why not use standard ductless like Mitshubishi?
    Bob Boan
    You can choose to do what you want, but you cannot choose the consequences.
  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 14,753
    You would need 80 gallon or so of buffer, probably to prevent cycling the chiller?

    What about the humidity?

    Need a dew point control no doubt, or you could end up sweating. the heat emitters, not you personally :)
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    Living the hydronic dream
  • RayWohlfarth
    RayWohlfarth Member Posts: 877
    @Ironman I was thinking of that but I was hoping to use hydronics as I sell my boilers against VRF every day LOL
    @hot rod LOL I was thinking of using the wall mounted fan coils that look like the ductless mini splits.
    Thanks Gentlemen
    Ray Wohlfarth
    Boiler Lessons
  • nicholas bonham-carter
    nicholas bonham-carter Member Posts: 8,455
    I've heard the fan coils are noisier than a minisplit.--NBC
  • RayWohlfarth
    RayWohlfarth Member Posts: 877
  • Ironman
    Ironman Member Posts: 6,359
    edited May 2018
    If you go this route, don't forget that you'll have to fill it with glycol - in spite of what the instructions may say. If you lose power when it's cold, there's nothing to keep the HX and external piping from freezing.
    Bob Boan
    You can choose to do what you want, but you cannot choose the consequences.
    GBartCanucker
  • RayWohlfarth
    RayWohlfarth Member Posts: 877
    @Ironman Thanks They also suggested an electric heater. Thinking this may soon evolve into a larger than anticipated project
    Ray Wohlfarth
    Boiler Lessons
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