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Top 5 Reasons to Choose Variable Refrigerant Flow

Published on: January 1, 2020
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Why Choose a Variable Refrigerant Flow System?

Variable Refrigerant Flow systems (VRF) have become increasingly popular over the last several years. They are regularly installed in schools, hotels, and large residential complexes. VRF HVAC systems are advanced versions of multi-split systems. They can or cannot use ductwork to carry cool air throughout the building. Like other HVAC systems, VRF systems use an external condenser that is connected to indoor evaporator units. This delivers cooled air into the building during the summer and warm air to the building during the winter.

Trying to decide which air conditioning system to install in your building? It is important to consider the benefits of different technologies. We’ve put together a list of our Top 5 Reasons to Choose Variable Refrigerant Flow to make your research a bit easier.

Top 5 Reasons for a VRF System

1. A Variable Refrigerant System is Efficient. Variable Refrigerant Flow systems are up to 30% more efficient than traditional HVAC systems. This will not only save you money on your energy bill, but it is also better for the environment. These systems are designed to accurately meet the heating and cooling needs of your space, which means it runs at a lower capacity and less frequently.

2. VRF Air Conditioning Systems are Easy to Install. These systems are infinitely easier to install than conventional HVAC systems. They are lighter, less bulky, and can be installed faster than a traditional unit.

3. VRF Systems Heat and Cool. VRF Systems can heat and cool at the same time, according to your specifications. This is an excellent option for home (and building) owners who want that extra control over the temperature of each space.

4. VRF HVAC Systems Require Less Space. These units do not typically require ductwork. The indoor air handlers are small, meaning VRF systems take up much less space than their traditional counterparts.

5. VRF Air Conditioners Have Less Downtime. These modern systems only run when needed and under partial-load conditions. This results in less wear-and-tear on the unit. In addition, since the parts in this unit are modular in nature, if one air handler malfunctions; the rest of the system will still function properly.
When determining which HVAC system will be most suitable for your building, be sure to consider the enormous benefits of a Variable Refrigerant Flow System. Let us help you find a professional near you.