Free cooling offers a number of advantages that make it an attractive option:
Energy savings: As free cooling uses the natural ambient temperature, energy consumption can be significantly reduced. This leads to cost savings and improved energy efficiency.
Sustainability: Due to the low energy consumption and the use of natural resources, free cooling is more environmentally friendly than conventional cooling systems.
Cost efficiency: As no additional energy is required for cooling, operating costs can be significantly reduced.
Reliability: Free cooling can also serve as a backup system in case the primary cooling system fails or needs maintenance.
Although free cooling offers many advantages, there are also some disadvantages that should be considered:
Dependence on environmental conditions: For free cooling to work effectively, certain environmental conditions, such as a sufficiently low outside temperature, are required. In regions with high temperatures or high humidity, free cooling may be less efficient.
Restrictions with regard to areas of application: Not all applications are suitable for free cooling. Particularly in areas where a constant cooling temperature is required, conventional cooling systems may be more suitable.