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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

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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

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Case Study: Oklahoma Warehouse Conversion

Since 2001, the old home of Joker’s Comedy Club in the Bricktown community of Oklahoma City has sat vacant, but it is currently under development to become a nonprofit multi-purpose event center, meeting area, and coffee shop. To help make the abandoned building more efficient, while making sure every individual space is able to remain comfortable, Carrier ductless systems were selected to provide the heating and cooling. Read more

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Case Study: Historic Princess Anne Hotel in NC

Built in 1924, the Princess Anne Hotel in Asheville, North Carolina, was completely renovated in 2005 to maintain the home’s historic architecture while transforming 40 individual rooms into two large guest rooms and 14 spacious suites. By opting for a Carrier ductless system, the Princess Anne Hotel was able to improve their efficiency, maintain the integrity of the interior, and ensure their patrons stay comfortable. Read more