Variable Refrigerant Volume Systems Explained

January 5, 2021

While most people have a basic understanding of how heating and air conditioning systems work, few have heard of variable refrigerant volume systems. This type of heating and cooling system is highly efficient and can allow you to set various rooms in your building to different temperatures. The technology behind the system is complex and has been around since 1982. Understanding VRV Technology Most heating and cooling systems have a simple on and off switch and will produce the same amount of warm or cool air, regardless of the conditions. VRV systems work by having several individual units installed in various zones of a building. They are all hooked up to a main outdoor unit. When one of the indoor units needs to heat or cool, it will request refrigerant from the main unit. By having all of the indoor units running individually, it’s possible to fine-tune the temperature of a space. Cool a Building Efficiently VRV systems are much more energy-efficient than traditional heating and cooling systems. Because you won’t heat or cool spaces that don’t need attention, you’ll be able to reduce the overall energy use in a building. Some VRV systems can detect if a room is...

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