The Value of VRF Systems
Variable refrigerant flow or VRF systems have significant benefits in many commercial construction applications including apartments and office spaces. The list of benefits is long but some of the top advantages being noticed in the industry today include the VRF system’s ease of installation, energy efficiency, appearance, and temperature control capabilities.
VRF systems weigh much less than traditional chillers and their modular design means they can be installed in pieces which makes for a much easier and in some cases safer installation.
In addition to the ease of installation with VRF systems, the systems are also known for being quiet. Not only are they easy on the occupant’s ears, they’re also known for being easy on the eyes. VRF systems are easy to conceal and are considered highly flexible when it comes to design options.
One of the most notable benefits of VRF systems is energy efficiency. VRF systems are designed with variable speed compressors that help to minimize energy consumption which means long-term savings as well as energy efficiency in an industry that’s focusing more and more on green building and sustainable practices. VRF systems can even aid in obtaining LEED certification.
From office building occupants to hotel guests, comfort is essential. VRF systems allow for temperature control with their ability to rapidly adapt to changing loads. With VRF systems, there are “zones” that can easily be cooled or heated simultaneously to the occupant’s liking. This is a huge factor in high-occupancy buildings like hotels where the guest experience is a growing focus for building owners. VRF systems can detect zone requirements so humidity and temperature are consistently controlled.