VRF, or Variable Refrigerant Flow, is a name for modern heating and air conditioning systems that are becoming increasingly popular with commercial and residential customers alike. And it is very easy to see why.
VRF systems that HVACR distributors such as Gustave A. Larson offer are suitable for use in diverse environments, including households, restaurants, large and small office spaces, retail stores, and other areas that specifically require customized cooling and heating across multiple zones.
But there’s more to it than that. VRF systems offer numerous advantages over traditional heating and air conditioning systems. Let’s take a look at what benefits your customers can expect to get from installing a cutting-edge VRF HVAC system in their commercial or residential building.
Why Should I Recommend a VRF System to My Customers?
If your customers are not convinced that they should install a VRF heating and air conditioning system, here are some benefits you can point out.
There are several reasons why VRF systems use less energy than their alternatives. First, the entire system is specifically designed for providing the exact amount of heating or cooling necessary for the current situation. In other words, this means no excess energy will be used to reach and maintain users’ desired level of comfort.
This also means that a VRF system will run less frequently, as well as at a lower capacity, which is another way to conserve energy. Finally, the design of a VRF system allows it to capture heat during the cooling process and then reuse it in any areas that require heating.
When you install a VRF system, you would typically install the noisy condensing unit on the outside. The air handlers that have to be installed indoors are a lot quieter than those in the traditional split systems.
Simultaneous Heating and Cooling
As mentioned, a VRF system is able to capture the heat produced during the cooling process and then redistribute it to another location in the building. This means that different zones can be either heated or cooled per your client’s specific needs.
A VRF system will undergo less wear and tear than traditional systems by running only when necessary, as well as under conditions of partial load if the situation requires it. Additionally, as air handlers are separate, if one breaks down others will not, which ensures your customers will not entirely lose their air conditioning.
Smaller air handlers and the fact that VRF systems do not require the use of ducts means that they also need a lot less space for installation. This ensures better visual appeal.
Finally, VRF systems enable a greater level of comfort because they are able to detect the requirements in each zone and send out the right amount of refrigeration. This way, your customers will constantly receive unparalleled comfort in different areas of their residential or commercial space.