Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF)

If you’re on the hunt for the best solution for heating or cooling a large commercial building or your home, you can’t go past variable refrigerant flow (VRF).

These systems are a fantastic option because they allow you to individually zone indoor spaces with temperature control for each unit. One of the best features of VRF is that you can connect all of the units to only one outdoor unit, eliminating the need for clunky duct installation.

Flat roof? Stylish, architectural home? VRF could be the solution for you. It’s incredibly flexible, meaning you won’t lose space where it counts. Finally, VRF systems are incredibly energy efficient, allowing you to keep comfortable in every room of your home while also cutting your energy bill. Win-win!

How does VRF work?

Think of VRF as the sophisticated (and yes, smarter) younger brother to multi-split technology. Yes, it’s been around since the eighties, but it really is at the top of its class in inverter technology. It’s called ‘variable refrigerant’ because that’s exactly what it does — it varies the refrigerant volume or flow to control heat loads in each system individually.

Put simply? It uses the latest tech to keep each zone in your home cooled to the exact temperature you’re looking for.



Planning your VRF system

VRF systems are the ultimate heating and cooling system for architectural and unique custom homes. However, they can be pretty expensive, so they’re not a standard option for most people looking to install heating and cooling. If you’re considering VRF for your home, here are some things to consider:

  1. How big is your home, and how much heating and cooling capacity do you need?
  2. Will multiple outdoor units stand out or obscure outdoor walls in your home?
  3. Do you have a modern design? (You might lack space for ductwork and therefore need more flexibility in your indoor units.)
  4. Do you need individual temperature controls to zone different areas of your home?


Talk to the experts

If you’d like to investigate whether VRF is right for your home, make sure you talk to Staycool. These systems can be incredibly complex and require the right expertise to ensure your installation runs smoothly and your heating and cooling is as economical as possible. We’ve been installing VRF systems for years and can provide you with all of the information you need to make an informed decision.

For a no-obligation chat about how VRF would work in your home or business, make sure you contact the experts at Staycool.

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