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“Student comfort, system management and sound levels are top of mind when colleges and universities select HVAC equipment for their projects. Other factors include indoor air quality, energy efficiency and cost savings. All of these drivers are leading colleges, universities and developers to investigate and install Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) systems.

VRF technology is appropriate for a variety of applications in small- and large-scale developments and in new construction, as well as retrofit and even historical renovation projects. VRF meets operators’ need for compact units, quiet operation and energy savings while also providing superior comfort for students.

VRF systems move conditioned refrigerant though small-diameter piping to zones requiring heating or cooling and use only the precise amount of energy needed to keep each interior zone at the desired temperature, according to Wright. These systems consist of outdoor units connected to a network of indoor units that can be ducted, ductless or a combination of the two—and they can offer a variety of layout configurations for a building.”

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Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) systems are a type of multi-zone ductless system. They are energy efficient and have the ability to heat and cool different zones simultaneously. This in contrast to a mini-split or single-zone system which only allows for temperature control of one room. Depending on your needs, either system may be suitable.

Temperature Control Specialties offers both single-zone and multi-zone ductless systems. Call us at (317) 247-7663 or visit our ductless systems page for more information.