Recently, Daikin VRV and Mitsubishi Electric VRF have become a popular choice of heating and cooling due to their capacity and flexibility in use. Residents of Melbourne now opt for these units because they are cost saving, energy efficient and offer individual control to each head. For instance, each Daikin VRV and Mitsubishi Electric VRF series can be used to connect between 12 to 14 indoor units to one outdoor unit. These heads can then be set to any mode, at any temperature for complete control. Hence, these systems are much larger than an average multi-head system and are not restricted by the user setting the heads to the same mode, i.e. all on heating, or all on cooling at the same time.
What is a VRV / VRF system?
A VRV / VRF unit is a larger scaled multi-head unit for residential and commercial buildings. Developed by Daikin, the system makes use of variable refrigerant flow control as the heating and cooling medium. Thus, residents are able to control the temperature of each room or floor in the building. It offers residents with independent control of indoor units and the luxury of distributed airflow. The system is able to provide simultaneous heating and cooling by varying and controlling the refrigerant flow through several evaporator coils. With VRV / VRF, you can now provide heating and cooling for all indoor units simultaneously.
Difference Between Daikin VRV & Mitsubishi Electric VRF Systems?
VRV stands for Variable Refrigerant Volume, while VRF stands for Variable Refrigerant Flow. Essentially, both systems are practically the same. However, VRV is copyrighted by Daikin. Both systems operate using the same mechanism of simultaneous heating and cooling.
Daikin VRV and Mitsubishi Electric VRF offer heating and cooling simultaneously using a two-pipe system. This eliminates the need to install individual selector boxes in each room. Also, there won’t be any need for proprietary fittings, additional piping, and electrical connections. Thus, reducing the overall installation cost.
Highly Energy Efficient
Everyone is looking to save money on heating and cooling. These systems use the minimum amount of energy to maintain personalised comfort in your home. Compared to conventional HVAC units, the VRV and VRF systems can help you save up to 25% on energy costs.
Precise Temperature Control
Furthermore, the two-pipe architecture of the Mitsubishi Electric VRF system makes it possible for indoor units to switch temperature between heating and cooling swiftly. With this, it responds quickly to temperature changes and helps you achieve precise control.
Simultaneous Heating & Cooling
With simultaneous heating and cooling, there is no need to purchase separate heating or cooling units for your home.
In addition, the Daikin VRV and Mitsubishi Electric VRF systems can control each zone, room, or floor efficiently. Thus, improving the comfort level of the occupants.
The energy recovered from indoor units operating in the heating or cooling mode can be transferred to one or more units operating in the opposite mode. With heat recovery, the system can provide the necessary heating and cooling required for a room or floor.
Flexible & Modular Designs
VRV and VRF systems also offer construction flexibility. The entire unit is simple to install and future expansion is also possible.
Easier to Install and Maintain
Individuals units can be shut down and have maintenance performed without affecting the functioning of the overall system. Thus, routine maintenance can be completed within a short period.
Finally, these systems operate with minimal or no noise. The quite performance also helps improve the overall comfort for occupants.
There you have it! For more information about Daikin VRV and Mitsubishi Electric VRF systems, contact us today at Rapid Cold Air Conditioning.
VRV systems can handle more head units and longer pipe runs. The compact nature of the outdoor unit enables flexible positioning of the condenser and ensures the external aesthetics of your commercial or residential projects are unaffected.
This new compact design of Mini VRF system from Mitsubishi Electric allows versatile configurations as shown here. This unit is connected to a 7kw ducted system as well as 2 wall hung split systems via the branch box configuration to minimize pipe runs and allow a discrete installation in this residential application.