Variable Refrigerant Flow Systems (VRF)
Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) systems are the most cost–effective HVAC systems available today. Air source VRF systems are designed to save on operation costs because, for the most part, they can operate without the use of large air handlers or ductwork. They are efficient because there’s no air loss through the duct system, and they offer on demand heat or air for individual zones, which reduces energy consumption. In addition to their efficiency, they are also easier to install and maintain, which is part of the reason they have the lowest life cycle and operation costs of any heating or cooling system on the market.
At Astro Air Inc., we install, repair, and maintain VRF systems for customers in the Boynton Beach area. Whether you own a small office or large commercial building, let us show you how you can save on your energy bills and operation costs by installing a VRF system in your building. Call today!
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How Does a VRF System Work?
The term variable refrigerant flow simply means that this type of HVAC system can control the amount of refrigerant sent to each evaporator, which will have its own capacity and setting for the comfort in that particular zone or room. Models with inverters and dual compressor outdoor units can support the use of multiple zones at once while preventing constant cycling or large temperature swings. This type of precise load matching ensures efficiency, comfort, and proper dehumidification. VRF systems are also designed to provide the option of turning off the zones that are not in use. In traditional forced air HVAC systems, shutting off vents in unoccupied rooms constricts the airflow making the AC less efficient, and it wears down the components prematurely.
VRF System Advantages
Because VRF systems don’t use ductwork, fans, and dampers to distribute the air, they are a lot more efficient than forced air HVAC systems. The efficiency of VRF systems not only reduces energy use and lowers utility bills; it’s also a more sustainable way to cool large buildings, which also reduces your carbon footprint. Because of the lower energy costs and sustainability, more and more business owners are choosing to install VRF systems, whether it’s in a new construction or a remodeling job. VRF systems are also ideal for retrofitting older buildings with minimal disruption.
Variable refrigerant systems also allow you to cool multiple zones at the same time because of the variable speed compressors. Another major benefit is that they are easier to maintain and operate than forced air systems. Typically, the two major maintenance tasks for a VRF system are cleaning coils and changing filters, and they are also quieter because they have fewer components. In addition to these benefits, variable refrigerant systems are space savers. Unlike standard split system AC units, the main compressors for VRF’s are installed outside the building, eliminating the need for an equipment room.
Call Astro Air any time if you would like to know more about VRF systems and the products we offer. We’re happy to go over your options and put together an installation plan. When you’re ready to start saving money and invest in a more sustainable HVAC system for your business, call to speak with one of our West Palm Beach area heating and cooling experts.