Whether you’re the facility maintenance manager, a system specialist, or an up-and-coming crew member looking to show your worth, you know how important it is to run an efficient facility. You also know that heating and cooling account for the most significant expenses at any commercial facility. So, what if we told you that we could improve efficiency in your HVAC system while also reducing the hefty expenses that come with it? With a Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) HVAC system, you can do just that.Discover how you can improve efficiency in your #HVAC system while also reducing the hefty expenses that come with a #VariableRefrigerantFlow (VRF) in @RasMech’s latest blog: Click To Tweet
What’s Different About This System?
Like most other systems, VRF HVAC units consist of an outside unit and inside fans. The difference, however, is that a VRF HVAC system uses refrigerant to push cooled or heated air throughout a series of small air handlers. This allows for each handler to control the amount of hot or cold air entering into an area.
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Many large companies are making the switch to sustainable practices. Commercial facilities are no exception. The efficiency of a VRF HVAC system is considered to be of added value in many sustainable programs and certifications, such as LEED®.
Whether you’re designing a new facility or changing out the unit at your current place, a VRF system is a great way to save space in a commercial building. These units often don’t require air ducts to deliver air throughout the facility. The evaporators can be installed within the ceiling or wall mounted.
A noteworthy feature of a VRF HVAC is the ability to control the temperature of each area. Rooms with outside facing walls may need more warm air during the winter, and cool air during the summer than those in the center of the building. By controlling how much heat or warmth is distributed by each handler, you can ensure that all occupants are comfortable.#VRFhvac units have arguably the best control over the airflow in each space of a facility which leads to overall facility efficiencies and cost reduction. Find out more benefits with @RasMech: Click To Tweet
With a typical central HVAC system, you lose all forms for heating or cooling when you need to work on the unit. During the blazing hot summer or the frigid winter months, lacking a system that will maintain the temperature of a large facility quickly becomes noticeable. A single degree drop in the winter or rise in the summer can drastically decrease occupant comfort. Plus, when the unit is back up and running, you will face an increase in utility costs to get the facility back to the norm. Since a VRF system contains a series of air handlers, technicians can work on one handler at a time while leaving other units operable. This reduction in downtime is both comfortable and cost-efficient.
From the benefits above, you’ve probably gathered that a VRF HVAC system is incredibly efficient. These units have arguably the best control over the airflow in each space of a facility which leads to overall facility efficiencies and cost reduction – two things that every maintenance man or woman works hard to achieve at their facility.
Whether you’re convinced a VRF HVAC system is the right choice for your facility or you have questions on how to make the most out of your current system, don’t hesitate to reach out to your single source provider, Rasmussen Mechanical Services, to discuss any of your HVAC needs.