Built to help sales partners, mechanical engineers, and contractors manage design and selection
August 8, 2016
Daikin North America LLC has launched a new interactive, online platform that provides a complete, shareable variable refrigerant volume (VRV) product selection tool, allowing a user to create projects and then select the appropriate equipment and controls.
As the American market becomes more familiar with variable refrigerant flow (VRF) systems, it’s discovering firsthand the technology’s ability to deliver exceptional comfort with lower life cycle costs. Additionally, contractors are touting the ability to perform maintenance on systems individually, allowing them to fix a problem without disrupting the comfort delivered to the remainder of the facility.
VRF systems can achieve up to 30 percent HVAC energy cost savings relative to minimally code-conventional-compliant systems or older inefficient systems across a range of building types, according to the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. In addition to energy savings, VRF systems offer flexibility, cost-effective installation, and greater comfort for end users.
Factors driving the market include increasing demand for improved energy-efficient equipment
July 25, 2016
The global variable refrigerant flow (VRF) systems market is forecast to reach $24.09 billion by 2022, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.4 percent between 2016 and 2022, according to a new report published by MarketsandMarkets.
The 6-, 8-, 12-, 14-, 16-, and 24-ton VRF heat pump systems feature inverter compressor technology with highly efficient heating function down to minus 13°F ambient air temperature due to scroll compressor and liquid-injection technologies.
Mark Kuntz, senior vice president, Mitsubishi Electric US Cooling & Heating Division, shares with our HVAC contractor readers the ductless technology trends he is seeing from a manufacturer’s perspective and what contractors can do to sell the product.
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May 9, 2016
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VRF systems have become very popular in the commercial market and are expected to gain even more market share in the coming years. Each system type comes with its own unique set of benefits, and as long as building owners and managers remain open minded, they may be surprised at the possibilities now available.