Is your HVAC system on the fritz in your office or commercial building? If you are thinking that it may be time to replace your commercial HVAC system, you may want to consider a variable refrigerant flow (VRF) system as opposed to traditional HVAC equipment. Not only do VRF systems effectively keep commercial spaces comfortable, but they do so while using significantly less energy, helping you keep operating costs low.
Here are just a few of the top benefits of VRF HVAC systems for commercial buildings:
1. VRF provides consistent comfort.
With a VRF system, the compressor unit can effectively identify the requirements for each zone of the commercial building, providing just the right amount of refrigerant needed for each air handling unit. With a precise flow of air, VRF systems work to eliminate the cold or hot spots sometimes associated with traditional HVAC systems. Not to mention, these systems also make humidity issues a thing of the past.
With VRF systems you can also heat and cool different areas of your building simultaneously. That means you can create different zones with their own temperature settings to accommodate different comfort preferences and heating or cooling demands. For instance, if you have a large room with many computers in it, this may require different cooling demands than smaller meeting rooms where there is no heat-generating office equipment.
In short, VRF systems help provide more consistent comfort within your office building or commercial space. This results in happier, healthier, more productive employees who can focus on their work instead of worrying about staying comfortable in the work place. If keeping your entire office area comfortable is an issue, VRF might be the answer to your problems.
2. Variable refrigerant flow systems are energy efficient.
Perhaps one of the most attractive features of VRF systems for commercial property owners is their energy efficiency. VRF systems are designed to supply the precise amount of refrigerant to each air handler that’s needed to cool a room based on current conditions. That means that they minimize energy waste, resulting in a system that runs less frequently and at a lower capacity, while still being able to keep the space comfortable.
Additionally, VRF systems have the ability to capture heat as part of the cooling process. They can then use this heat in other locations in the building that need warmer temperatures. Again, this reduces energy waste, enabling the system to keep the building comfortable without sacrificing energy efficiency. Overall, this means significant energy savings for commercial building owners, which results in lower electricity costs over time.
3. VRF systems are compact and provide flexible installation.
Yet another benefit of VRF systems is that the equipment is compact, making it ideal for smaller office spaces. With these types of systems, there is no need for large areas to house your heating and cooling equipment. Similarly, there are no water pumps, distribution fans, or pipes required to operate these systems. This translates to less room needed for your air conditioning system as well as easier installation.
Are you thinking about a VRF system for your commercial building? Advent Air Conditioning is one of the few HVAC contractors in the Dallas – Fort Worth area that is qualified and experienced in installing, maintaining, and servicing VRF systems for commercial use. Give us a call today to learn more about your options: (469) 240-5456.