Why a 2-Pipe VRF Heat Recovery System Is Your Best Bet
Who Benefits? The Question Is, Who Doesn’t?
2-Pipe 3-Pipe VRF Heat Recovery System
How It Works
Benefits of a 2-Pipe VRF Heat-Recovery System
Two pipes mean fewer connection sites for joints and electrical parts. In turn, this reduces the installation time and overall labour and materials required, therefore creating significant cost-savings. Plus, lower maintenance costs add to the bottom line. Superior thermal comfort is also provided while the streamlined system makes it easier to implement changes in the future.
The Canadian climate has very distinct seasons. Frequent weather swings and temperature fluctuations can be uncomfortable for building occupants and require sudden changes to the thermal mode. Only the 2-pipe VRF Heat Recovery system switches from heating to cooling and vice versa immediately, while the 3-pipe system takes four to six minutes.
The straightforward layout makes it easy to design and comprehend the VRF drawings, meaning it’s easier for architects and engineers to understand the system and lay out a job. Less piping also means a cleaner design and increase in space available.
Fewer piping connections mean less copper and materials are required, which saves installation time and improves the bottom line. Alterations and additions to existing systems are also made easier with the 2-pipe VRF Heat Recovery system. Individual systems can be worked on while the rest of the system is still in service.
Condo Case Study
In a high-rise multi-unit project in downtown Toronto featuring Mitsubishi Electric’s 2-pipe VRF Heat Recovery system, the developer was able to save on materials, time and labour. Had they utilized a 3-pipe VRF Heat Recovery system, then they would have used: