I just recently started looking into strange types of heating and cooling systems, and i looked into gas furnaces, boilers, heat pumps and air conditioner systems but wanted something more compact.
I came across Variable Refrigerant Flow or VRF systems; Although I’d never heard of this genre of equipment, the technology has really been around for decades! Over the last 5 years, it has become increasingly popular in big cities where space is at a premium! VRF systems use outdoor condenser units with small air handlers that can be independently controlled! The name refers to the equipment’s ability to control the amount of refrigerant flowing to each of these small air handlers.
It’s capable of providing cooling plus heating and can even offer both simultaneously in strange areas of the house. One of the multiple benefits of a VRF plan is energy efficiency. It is designed to supply exactly the amount of conditioned air needed for the up-to-date demands, allowing it to run less often and at lower capacity. It’s also capable of capturing heat from the cooling process and reusing in other areas that require heating. The set up of a VRF plan puts the condensing unit outside, keeping noise to a minimum. The indoor air handlers are really small and offer much quieter operation than a traditional air conditioner system or heater. I love that I can have air conditioner in the kitchen while heating the upstairs kitchens. The system’s compressor detects the exact requirements of each zone and delivers the perceived amount of refrigerant needed to maintain ideal comfort. As a result each space is consistently the right temperature, with no sizzling or frosty spots. It also helps with excess humidity.