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The Benefits of a Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) Air Conditioning System for Your Commercial Building

When it comes to comfort in your commercial building, an air conditioning system is equipment you must have. However, your choice of air conditioning system will make all the difference when it comes to not only comfort levels but also the efficiency of the system. This means you have to be extremely careful when selecting an air-conditioning system for your commercial building. There are several types of air conditioning systems in the market and a variable refrigerant flow system is one type you will come across. This system relies on a series of small air handlers instead of a single larger unit to pump out air to the required space. Below are some of the top reasons to consider a VRF air conditioning system.

Energy Efficiency

Air conditioning systems can consume a considerable amount of power and to keep your energy bills reasonably low, you will need to invest in an energy-efficient system. A variable refrigerant flow system provides the exact amount of cooling required for the current room conditions. That is, the flow of refrigerant is regulated based on the room's cooling needs. This ability allows the system to operate at a lower capacity and less frequently.

Variable refrigerant flow air conditioning systems provide simultaneous heating and cooling.  This means that any heat from the cooling process, often known as residual heat, can be captured and reused in other areas of your building that require heating.

Quieter Operation

The conventional air conditioning systems with large condensing or central units and bulky ductwork are often associated with a noisy operation. This can be a distraction in commercial buildings such as banks or restaurants where low noise levels are desired. Compared to other air conditioning systems, VRF systems run more quietly. That's because the air handlers are usually smaller as well as quieter than their traditional split-system counterparts.  Also, the typically noisier condensing unit is usually installed outside the building.

Space Saving Advantages

VRF air conditioning systems have smaller air handlers and don't use ducts. That means you won't require as much ceiling and wall space to install the system.

Less Downtime During Repairs and Maintenance

The design of VRF air conditioning systems is such that they provide zoned cooling. The advantage of this design is that whenever there's need for maintenance or repairs in your air conditioning system, normal operations in other zones will go on uninterrupted. Also, if one of the air handlers develops a problem, the rest will be unaffected.

For more information, contact companies like MTA Australasia.