Bartingale Mechanical, with leadership from foreman John Stadler, is installing a unique refrigeration system at the Clark Electric Co-op. The system, developed by LG, is called a Variable Refrigerant Flow system. Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) is a technology introduced as a system to minimize efficiency losses found in conventional HVAC systems and provide sustainable energy benefits.
An air source LG VRF system is engineered to minimize or use no ductwork as a saving, save on the cost of large distribution fans, multiple water pumps operation and water piping. Energy efficient and easy to design, install, and maintain, a VRF system has the lowest life cycle cost of any system on the market today.
The system takes the excess heat from areas in the building and moves the heat where it’s needed. If there is too much heat, then it will eject the excess heat into the geothermal loop in the ground. With this system you can direct heat from the south side of the building that is warmer due to solar gain, to the shaded north side of the building which will naturally be cooler.
By installing this system, the Clark Electric Co-op hopes to save energy, and in turn save money on heating and cooling costs.
If you are interested in learning more about this technology, visit http://www.lg-vrf.com/about-lg-vrf-technology.aspx