Refrigerated Air

Specializing in refrigerated air repair, maintenance and installation in the Albuquerque and Rio Rancho Areas.

rheem-air-conditioning-systems-albuquerqueThe popularity of Refrigerated Air and Central Air Systems is on the rise in popularity in Albuquerque and the Rio Rancho area. Installing or converting to Refrigerated Air can save energy and help you stay cooler than an evaporated unit.  At Air Conditioning Systems Inc, we can help you choose the right model for your home or commercial office and maximize your energy efficiency.

Pros and Cons of Refrigerated Air VS Evaporative Cooling

Are you trying to sort through the hype and get down to the facts to choose the right cooling system for your home? We’ve put together a list of the pros and cons of both refrigerated air and evaporative cooling to help with your home climate control decisions.


Do you have a refrigerated air emergency in Albuquerque or Rio Rancho? Schedule a Service Call ASAP! We’re here to help!

Evaporative Cooling

Evaporative cooling works by passing the hot, dry outside air through water filled filter pads. This causes water to evaporate into the warm air, lowering its temperature and increasing the humidity. This cooling method is ideal for climates with very dry, hot summers. The system works best with a door or window ajar to allow the constant circulation of cool air in through the cooler vents and warm air out the windows.


  • Reasonably inexpensive to run as only the fan and a small water pump use power
  • Slightly cheaper setup costs (than a split system air conditioner)
  • Simple, compact installation
  • Ensures a constant supply of fresh, cooled air throughout your home
    filter pads trap some dust and pollen


  • Does not perform well in humid climates or during rainy periods
  • Temperature control is limited
  • Basic air filter system only, many airborne irritants or odors missed
  • Not ideal for those with asthma or respiratory issues
  • Can use up to 25 litres of water* an hour depending on the fan speed and humidity
  • Possible risk of water leakage from ceiling outlets unless fitted with covers

Refrigerated Air

Refrigerated air conditioning draws the warm air inside a room over a coolant filled coil that absorbs the heat, the coolant is then circulated to the condenser in the outside unit where the heat is released into the air. The cool, fresh air is then distributed back into the room with the help of a fan. This system of cooling works best in a well-insulated room with the doors and windows closed.


  • Works in all weather conditions
  • Effectively removes humidity from a room
  • Ideal for tropical or sub-tropical climates
  • Very effective air filtration systems capable of removing dust, pollen, odors and bacteria


  • Higher running costs than an evaporative system
  • Higher installation costs for ducted systems
  • Filters need to be cleaned or replaced regularly to maintain effectiveness
  • Doors and windows need to be kept closed for maximum cooling
  • Outdoor units can be a noise issue if placed near bedrooms or neighbors windows


  • Great techs, great attention to detail. Always on time and provide great service.

    Jonathan Cooper
  • Had some dealings with these guys recently and was pleased with everything from their end. Would recommend.

    Cliff Mitchell
  • The owner and staff are very knowledgeable, friendly, and timely

    Nicole Lunsford
  • Shane came to my house and explained to me the problem and how much it would cost to fix it. The price was good and I'm cool again

    John Hyman
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