VRF (Variable Refrigerant Flow) and VRV (Variable Refrigerant Volume) Air Conditioning
Systems have been around for over 30 years, but only in the last 5 years, have they seen double digit growth for new homes and major remodeling construction in the United States. These systems are much more efficient compared to traditional HVAC systems.
Traditional whole home air conditioning systems tend to offer a single or dual speed compressor on the outside of the home, feeding refrigerant to a centralized air handler inside the home that then feeds conditioned air to individual rooms via long runs of air ducts, most often in a hot roof attic. A VRF system on the other hand, has a modular outdoor unit that has a variable speed compressor and fan that can vary the amount and flow of refrigerant directly to air units in each room via insulated copper tubing. Each unit is individually controlled with its own thermostatic control unit to allow each room to be controlled separate from the others. Refrigerant is pumped directly to each room vs a centralized air handler making the system much more efficient.
Factors to consider when using a VRF Air Conditioning System
These system do require the air conditioner contractor to be trained and certified for designing an VRF system, installing the system and even starting up this system. If a contractor is not certified in each of these areas, they can’t even buy the system and the owner may likely be without a valid warranty.
Berkun Air has over 10 years experience engineering it’s own VRF designs and installing these systems. We have a proven track record working with Palm Beach’s finest architects. Whether you are a home owner or an architect, if you have questions about VRF or VRV systems, please don’t hesitate in calling an expert with a decade of experience working with system from Daikin, Mitsubishi, Fujitsu, Samsung or LG, give Berkun Air of West Palm Beach a call at (561) 842-4362.
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