Air-Cooled vs. Water-Cooled Taylor Frozen Yogurt Machines
Heat is the issue here. The refrigeration process freezes the soft serve or removes heat from it. The machine has to do something with that heat. Air-cooled machines exhaust warm to hot air, while water-cooled machines pour it down the drain. Most of the ice cream machines we deal with utilize one if not two 9,500 BTU compressors. This means there is a lot of heat to deal with. In locations where space is limited or your air conditioner is already taxed during the summer months, water-cooled equipment is probably the best choice. If your location has an open floor plan and has plenty of cooling, an air-cooled machine should work just fine. If you are thinking of purchasing multiple units, you should consider water-cooled since more machines also means more heat. If you are still not sure whether you need air or water-cooled, give us a call and we will help you.