When it comes to investing in a new HVAC unit, there seems to be an overwhelming number of choices. What is worth the extra expense, and what is just a distraction? A base model car will get you from point A to point B, but the trip won’t be as comfortable or efficient as a top-of-the-line luxury vehicle. While there may not be as many HVAC options as there are vehicle choices, homeowners still have a wide variety regarding the type of HVAC system they purchase.
Most structures in the United States use a single-split system to provide heating and cooling. This represents the baseline in HVAC technology. It’s perfectly adequate. However, it is far from the best option on the market regarding features. If you’re looking for the best high-efficiency air conditioning the industry offers and want to choose the best in San Antonio AC installation to do it, a VRV/VRF system from Famous Dave’s Service Company is the way to go.
To clear things up, a variable rate volume (VRV) or variable rate flow (VRF) system is the same thing. Daikin Industries invented and trademarked the variable rate volume system in the 1980s as a breakthrough in HVAC technology.
Because of the trademark, once the technology became more widely adopted by the industry, other companies had to adopt a new name that referred to the same technology: variable rate flow (VRF).
The units function similarly to a ductless mini-split system with far more efficiency. They operate using a single outdoor condenser connected to a series of indoor air handlers via refrigerant pipes. The temperature is regulated by cycling the refrigerant back and forth between the outdoor condenser and the indoor air handlers.
The most significant advantage VRV/VRF systems have over any other type of HVAC system is their ability to actively regulate the refrigerant flow rather than functioning in an on/off state. These systems operate far more efficiently and allow more control over indoor temperatures than their traditional counterparts.
Upgrading your building or commercial space with VRV/VRF technology comes with many functional benefits. Read on to learn how choosing to upgrade to a VRV/VRF system is an investment that comes with several advantages.
Since these systems regulate the refrigerant flow, they can operate at a level of efficiency that exceeds any other option on the market. They’re also capable of a function called “heat transfer” which refers to their ability to move heat from an area where it’s not needed to one where it is.
Similar to ductless mini-split systems, VRV/VRF systems can provide zoned heating and cooling. This means that each air handler can be set to a different temperature, allowing you access to an unforeseen level of control over your HVAC system.
VRV/VRF systems are ductless, reducing the risk of recirculating debris from dirty air ducts. They can also be equipped with advanced filtration systems to deliver consistently clean air.
These systems represent the latest in heating and cooling technology and are designed to function silently. Owners can enjoy peak control over their HVAC system while eliminating the constant hum we’ve all become so used to.
Another massive benefit is that VRV/VRF systems are designed with space efficiency in mind. This means that cumbersome ductwork and equipment will take up less of your space.
When you want to accept nothing less than the best-in-class AC replacement in San Antonio, don’t hesitate to contact the professionals here at Famous Dave’s Service Company. We’re committed to providing our famous services and raising our standards every day.
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