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Your Facility's HVAC System: Go With the Flow

Tuesday, April 07, 2015
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Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) or Variable Refrigerant Volume (VRV) is a type of HVAC system that uses refrigerant as a means to transport heat between the outdoor condensing units to various indoor units throughout the building to condition the space. This system breaks down into three different types:

  1. Cooling only
  2. Heat pumps
  3. Heat recovery systems

Heat pumps provide the ability to heat and cool by reversing the refrigerant flow, but this type of VRF system can only operate in one mode at a time.  A heat recovery system on the other hand, allows you to simultaneously cool or heat different spaces within the building. This type of system also operates in an energy efficient manner by transferring energy from one indoor space to another through the refrigerant line.  For example, when an interior space requires cooling, it can pull the warm air from that zone and utilize it for heating at an exterior zone in the winter. This makes this system great for office spaces, schools, hospitalities, and data centers.

There are a few additional benefits to a VRF system that might meet your HVAC needs.

  • Better dehumidification and temperature control
  • Low life-cycle costs
  • Quiet equipment operation
  • Minimal ceiling space is needed
  • Energy savings with heat recovery

Interested in variable refrigerant flow systems? Email our HVAC experts now!

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