New VRF Technology Comes to Home Air Conditioning


LG Multi-V Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) Mini Slit Air Conditioner

I prefer to compare the difference in air conditioners to automobiles.  Imagine if your auto only had two options, off or full power.  It would be very inefficient and downright dangerous.  This is exactly how most conventional air conditioners work.

New air conditioning technology has given us variable capacity air conditioners.  Much like an accelerator in your automobile, it will only use just the needed power of the engine to get the job done efficiently.  In place of using the foot to move the gas pedal, your air conditioner would read the desired set temperature on the thermostat and the air conditioners logic decides how much capacity is needed to cool the area controlled by that unit from 100% to 20%.  Both the indoor air handler and outdoor compressor units run at the required speed – no more and no less that what is needed.  Basically, if only a small amount of power is needed to do the job, that is exactly what is requested by the logic board.  The results are many.  The temperature in a given space is maintained precisely, the system runs much quieter, the system uses much less energy, fans run at slower speeds and humidity levels are much more constant.

There is literally no down side other than the increased upfront cost, but this is offset by the reduced energy consumption over time. Using FPL’s energy cost charts, we can predict a complete return on your investment in 4-6 years.

Once you have experienced living with the new fully variable speed air conditioners you will find it difficult to live with any conventional singe speed unit.


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Jeff Berkun - Owner of Berkun Air, West Palm Beach

Berkun-Air-Palm-Beach-Trane-LogoFounded in 1982, Jeff Berkun has run his business based on providing customers with outstanding service and expert advise.

Berkun Air is a authorized Trane Comfort Specialist with top tier status.  This means that Berkun is authorized to perform warranty work on all Trane products.  Berkun Air is also one of the few air conditioning companies to be awarded an A+ Rating from the Palm Beach County Consumer Affairs Division.

If you are an home owner, an architect or building in #PalmBeach, consider Berkun Air.  Give us a call at (561) 842-4362.

About Berkun Air Expert

Berkun Air serves Palm Beach Country (Florida), including Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Highland Beach, Boca Raton, Gulf Stream, Ocean Ridge, Hypoluxo Island, Manalapan, South Palm Beach, Delray Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, North Palm Beach, Royal Palm Beach, Boynton Beach, Jupiter, Lake Worth and Wellington.
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