Seven Tips for Installing Variable Refrigerant Flow on a Roof
VRF on a roof might be a less familiar sight, but it offers advantages
From flexibility and noise levels to controls and precision performance, the basic pitch for VRF technology is familiar by now to the industry in general. So is the concept of locating HVAC equipment on the roofs of typical nonresidential buildings. The deployment of multiple traditional VRF units on the roof may be a less familiar sight for technicians and a less familiar concept for owners and designers, but it offers its own advantages.
As with any fairly new idea — in this case, not so much the equipment or the location but the equipment in the location — the quality of the installation is even more important than usual.
A good concept executed poorly will mislead customers about the quality of the concept, resulting in subpar performance and missed opportunities for others to take advantage of a useful idea.
Tadiran is an HVAC company in Israel. It is an exclusive distributor for Toshiba VRF in that country. Tadiran works on the premise that VRFs can simplify and enhance the life of the consumer, but it can cause a lot of headaches for installers if they don’t have the right support and assistance from the distributor or manufacturer.
To that end, the company has built an experienced energy team to provide the range of support installers need in order to do their jobs as efficiently and as well as possible.
Here, Tadiran’s team contributes seven thoughts for contractors, designers, and installers to achieve the type of precision installation that minimizes the risk of problems and maximizes performance.
Publication date: 5/27/2019