Are you looking for greater control of comfort in your commercial space?
Are energy savings important to you to help reduce overhead?
Are there spots in your office that you can’t get the temperature right?
Mini splits have the unique capability of providing comfort, energy savings and flexibility for commercial spaces. With VRF technology we can now deliver precise heating and cooling to areas by eliminating long duct runs which makes the office or retail space incredibly comfortable. VRF systems range from simple 1 to 1 heat pump systems all the way up to 200 Air handlers on 1 outdoor heat pump.
A lot of cost savings come into play when you eliminate the need for most of the ducting. There’s also cost savings on roof structure reinforcements due to the size and weight of the equipment. There are space savings by eliminating the service space for large duct runs to be cut in the roof and hung above recessed ceilings. The operational efficiency of VRF systems compared to regular commercial systems probably has the greatest impact.
Installation costs can be saved on total heating and cooling capacity of equipment by reducing the overall capacity of the system. This usually eliminates the extra costs to run the excess capacity to achieve the same cooling and heating capacities. Because these systems are heat pumps that can operate at 80% of total capacity in negative temperatures, we eliminate the need for heat strips which draw a large amount of electricity.
We’ve seen savings over 50% and sometimes as much 65% depending on the time of year for energy costs because of the efficiency of these systems. If a system is designed correctly, it can operate the system to avoid peak load times as well operate based on load shifting throughout the day.
For off peak demand savings: there’s large potential to cut the demand charge by a large percentage.
For load shifting: On clear sunny days at different times of the day the heat gain on the building shifts because of the angle of the sun. This can eliminate unnecessary heating and cooling of one side of the building and also make it possible to reduce the total tonnage of a system by reducing costs even more.
Comfort: There are countless benefits to VRF mini split systems in the commercial setting. When you don’t have to overcool a space because there’s greater control of comfort employees can be more comfortable which leads to happiness and more work productivity.
Noise: is another complaint we here about typical commercial systems. Because the units are on the roof and typically have longer duct runs, the amount of air needed to travel through ducts sounds like a train or wind tunnel. VRF eliminates these unnecessary noises.
If you would like to learn more about the benefits of Commercial VRF systems – take a look at some of our projects.
We work with builders, general contractors, architects and building owners. There are a tremendous amount of benefits to upgrading to a VRF system.
- Studios & Art Studios
- Hospitals and Outpatient Centers
- Climate Controlled Storage units
- Retail Stores
We are diamond contractors for Mitsubishi VRF Heat Pump systems. We can offer unheard of 10 year warranty on commercial systems.
Please contact us to discuss your commercial VRF needs.