Indianapolis Commercial Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) Systems


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    When you own or operate a commercial business, it’s imperative to provide employees and customers with comfortable and reliable heating and air conditioning.

    You likely have already heard of heat pumps, boilers, air conditioners, and furnaces. But what about a variable refrigerant flow (VRF) system? A VRF system is a relatively newer type of HVAC system that was developed in Japan in the early 1980s and has proven a great alternative to traditional commercial HVAC systems. The technology made its way to the United States about 20 years ago and has continued to grow in popularity among business owners.

    A VRF system from Mission Mechanical is a type of ductless HVAC unit that provides effective and efficient zone control in commercial settings, meaning you can set different temperatures in every room or area of your building, depending on the needs of each. They are quiet, energy-efficient, and provide reliable comfort year-round to your commercial facility.

    If you’re interested in learning more about a VRF system, or need commercial services performed, contact Mission Mechanical today for a service call.

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    - Jon Arbuckle
    Enhance comfort and energy efficiency in commercial spaces with VRF systems. These systems offer zoned heating and cooling, providing precise temperature control. Professional installation and regular maintenance optimize the performance of your commercial VRF system, ensuring consistent comfort.
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    How Does a Commercial VRF System Work?

    While the technology used in variable refrigerant flow systems is tremendously complex, they operate similarly – but on a much larger scale – to a ductless mini-split system that can be found in many homes across Indianapolis and Central Indiana. Commercial VRF systems have the ability to work at a very high capacity.

    They are typically equipped with heat recovery systems or a heat pump to provide heating and cooling without the use of ductwork. Refrigerant is circulated through the system, and a single outdoor condenser unit provides conditioned air to multiple indoor air handling units across your commercial building. Each fan coil unit can be independently controlled by varying the refrigerant flow to vary the capacity being delivered to each zone, making VRF one of the most effective and efficient types of systems available.

    What Are the Benefits of a VRF HVAC System?

    There are many benefits to having a VRF heating and air conditioning system installed in your Indianapolis business. Some of the benefits include:

    Energy efficiency

    Because you have the ability to lower or raise the temperature across certain “zones” of your business, a VRF system is extremely energy efficient. You can expect to save as much as 30% on your energy bills compared to a traditional HVAC system.

    Customized cooling and heating

    In a traditional HVAC system, you can only control the temperature setting across the entire building. With a VRF system, you have the ability to customize the temperature settings to fit your building or its occupants’ specific needs. This can be especially useful in buildings that contain large data centers that need to be controlled at specific temperatures. VRF systems are a great option for a variety of retail and commercial spaces.

    Quiet operation

    Both the outdoor condenser unit and the indoor air handlers operate extremely quietly, which is ideal for office spaces where people are working.

    No ductwork

    Since minimal ductwork is need for VRF systems, installation is typically quick and easy. You’ll also save on the cost of maintaining or replacing ductwork in the future.

    Contact Mission Mechanical for VRF System Services

    If you own or manage a business and like have you’ve heard so far about variable refrigerant flow systems, give the heating and air conditioning experts at Mission Mechanical a call today for commercial service. Mission Mechanical can handle all of your company’s commercial HVAC needs, including 24-hour emergency service in case something needs to be repaired or replaced immediately. Contact us today to learn more about our Indianapolis commercial VRF services.

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    About Us

    Mission Mechanical is a family owned and operated mechanical and plumbing contractor located in central Indiana. Our comprehensive construction team offers a multitude of services including new construction, design and build, tenant finishes, renovations and service.

    Mission Mechanical currently provides HVAC, plumbing, industrial piping and sheet metal installation services to:

    • Multi Family
    • Municipalities
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    • Schools/Universities
    • Retail
    • Commercial

    Our mission is to build a lasting relationship with our customers through strong communication and quality workmanship by our highly trained professionals.


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