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The VRF (Variable Refrigerant Flow) Systems, or variable refrigerant flow systems, refer to a type of HVAC system that uses a single outdoor condenser unit to connect to multiple indoor units. This is different from traditional HVAC systems, which use a single outdoor unit to connect to a central air handler, which then distributes air through ducts to individual rooms.

Total Comfort has used this type of system in installations throughout Volusia and Flagler Counties. To showcase the benefits of this type of system Total Comfort incorporated a VRF system into their new Ormond Beach headquarters.

VRF systems have a number of advantages over traditional HVAC systems, including:

  • Increased efficiency: VRF systems can be up to 50% more efficient than traditional HVAC systems. This is because they use inverter technology, which allows the system to adjust the speed of the compressor to match the cooling or heating load.

  • Improved comfort: VRF systems provide individual zone control, which means that you can control the temperature in each room independently. This is great for buildings with different occupants or different cooling or heating needs.
  • Quieter operation: VRF systems are much quieter than traditional HVAC systems. This is because the outdoor condenser unit is typically located away from the building, and the indoor units are smaller and quieter.
  • Reduced installation costs: VRF systems, depending on building design, can be installed more quickly and easily than traditional HVAC systems. This is because they require less ductwork.

Cool and Heat at the Same Time – With a VRF system, you can heat one room while cooling another at the same time. 

The options for commercial applications for these systems are almost unlimited, from historic building renovations to heating and cooling of hospitals, schools, universities, manufacturing facilities, and more.

The technology for systems like VRF units is rapidly changing. Since it is beginning in the United States Total Comfort has been at the forefront of the technology and has been striving to train its personnel to keep up with this emerging technologies. If considering new HVAC technologies for your space check with Total Comfort and tour Total Comfort’s new headquarters and view a VRF system in operation. Choose Total Comfort’s expertise for your next commercial HVAC renovation and retrofit project.

Total Comfort is a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer. The lineup of VRF technology offered from Carrier is among the industry’s most expansive. Carrier and Total Comfort now have an efficient, quiet and space-saving solution for virtually any commercial or large residential project. Explore this incredibly flexible technology and discover how a VRF system from Carrier and Total Comfort can be ideal for your building or complex.

VRF systems are a good option for a variety of residential and commercial buildings, including:

VRF systems for residential buildings

  • Homes: VRF systems are a good option for homes that have multiple floors or zones, or for homes that are located in areas with extreme weather conditions. 
  • VRF systems for commercial buildings

  • Offices: VRF systems are a good option for offices that have a lot of open space, or for offices that have different occupants with different cooling or heating needs.
  • Hotels: VRF systems are a good option for hotels that want to provide their guests with individual room control, or for hotels that are located in areas with extreme weather conditions.
  • Restaurants: VRF systems are a good option for restaurants that want to keep their kitchens cool and their dining rooms comfortable.

If you are considering a VRF system for your home or business, give Total Comfort a call to help you determine if it is the right option for you. VRF systems can be more expensive than traditional HVAC systems, but the long-term savings in energy costs and increased comfort levels can offset the initial investment. For the best service and advice on your mechanical systems, “Turn to the Experts” at Carrier and Total Comfort. 

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