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Start Stocking Up on Single-Phase VRF

Now is the Time to Start Stocking Up on Single-Phase VRF

With growing interest in individual room-controlled temperature capabilities, superior energy efficiency, and compact equipment footprints, consumers are now beginning to understand the major benefits provided by VRF systems. In order to have this equipment on-site to fulfill the expectations required to meet the urgency of construction schedules of these projects, distributors and contractors have realized that now is the time to stock-up on Single-Phase VRF equipment to meet future project equipment requests. Read more

Proud to Now Provide HVAC Purchasing to E&I Members

E&I: Succeeding in the Education Vertical

The education vertical is one that’s constantly under pressure to over perform; unfortunately, while every institution consistently is pushing to raise the bar on performance, they are not immune to the fierce scrutiny on tightening budgetary requirements.  Constrained resources coupled with the need for services to maintain safe and productive day-to-day operations, all make finding a strong alliance necessary. Read more

New Toshiba Carrier VRF System Commissioned in the Heart of America

Update Your Properties HVAC System with Toshiba-Carrier’s New VRF System

For commercial property owners looking to upgrade their property’s HVAC system, Toshiba-Carrier recently released a new VRF system. Designed to reduce energy consumption and improve temperature control, this variable refrigerant flow (VRF) system with a digital inverter uses a twin-rotary compressor to deliver the desired temperature to all spaces of a large-scale property. Read more

VRF made this craft beer brewery even cooler

Case Study: Strawberry Alley Ale Works, VRF Heating and Cooling

Strawberry Alley Ale Works in Clarksville, Tennessee, recently opened up their doors to the public, but before they were able to become the hottest brewpub, taproom, and gathering spot in town, they had to do a complete conversion/renovation. At the time of possession, the owners had 7,300 square feet of multiple historical buildings to work with, complete with high ceilings and unorthodox architecture. With these hurdles, Strawberry Alley knew that a combination of traditional package unit systems and a VRF system would be the ideal option for their vision.   Read more

See the unique spaces that benefit from Ductless Systems

Take Control of the Summer Heat in Unique Places with Ductless Systems

When it comes to finding comfort during the hot summer weather, air conditioning can be critical. While there are many spaces that have traditionally been difficult or impossible to provide cooling for, ductless systems have changed the game. When it comes to fitting out an area with air conditioning that has no ductwork and no space to put it, it’s time to come up with a better solution for your customers. Read more

Top Applications for VRF HVAC Equipment

Variable refrigerant flow, or VRF, is the latest technology to hit the HVAC industry, and it is quickly becoming the go-to HVAC equipment for a wide variety of applications. VRF systems work by continuously running the compressor, and then strategically routing the refrigerant on a per-zone, as-needed basis. Due to its minimal size, extreme energy efficiency, and incredible zoning capabilities, a VRF system is the top HVAC equipment choice for a wide variety of applications. These are just a few of the many applications for VRF systems. Read more

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Advantages of a VRF System

VRF, or variable refrigerant flow, is one of the greatest and latest technologies to happen to the HVAC industry. With VRF, multiple indoor fan coils can be connected to one outdoor unit, and each one can be controlled independently. By strategically controlling the amount of refrigerant that is used throughout these indoor zones, several benefits can be achieved: Read more

Case Study: Parkersburg Correctional Center in West Virginia

Case Study: Parkersburg Correctional Center in West Virginia

Parkersburg Correctional Center in West Virginia was faced with a unique challenge: they needed to convert a hotel into a minimum-security correctional facility. Housing approximately 130 male offenders, there were many different areas that needed to be heated and cooled, yet the inmates could not have access to any controls, so the PTAC units traditionally used in hotels would not suffice. Additionally, due to the construction requirements, the new system had to be able to fit within the existing framework. Read more

vrf in forestville

Case Study: Forestville Elementary School in Great Falls, VA

Fairfax County is home to one of the largest school systems in Northern Virginia, and they are always on the lookout for new technologies to improve the energy efficiency of the schools while making them more comfortable for the students and teachers. One elementary school in the Fairfax County school district is Forestville Elementary, and since it was originally built in 1980, it was well overdue for an upgrade. Read more

What You Need to Know About the Carrier/Bryant and Toshiba-Carrier Single-phase VRF Heat Pump System

When thinking about installing an HVAC system in a home, you probably think about applying a traditional, residential unitary system or a standard residential ductless system. Similarly, when you are considering the HVAC system on a large commercial project, you typically opt for a 3-phase VRF system or other traditional commercial HVAC products. Fortunately, there is a technology that bridges the too large for the residential ductless system and too small for a traditional VRF system situations—the Carrier/Bryant and Toshiba-Carrier Single-phase VRF heat pump systems. Carrier/Bryant and Toshiba-Carrier single-phase VRF systems can be perfectly sized for those “in-between” projects, where efficiency needs and design flexibility typically require more in-depth designing and planning. Read more