What Is a VRF System?

Variable refrigerant flow systems have been around for nearly 40 years. Relying on a single outdoor condensing unit, VRF systems distribute a reliable stream of cool air throughout a series of indoor units. These systems can use either two or three pipes to perform the task.

Unlike traditional HVAC systems, VRF systems don’t have one large, loud central unit. Rather, they consist of multiple, smaller air handlers that can be controlled individually. This gives businesses considerable flexibility and ensures that if one air handler goes down, the others can “pick up the slack” and keep the air flowing without noticeable disruption.

Using innovative heat recovery systems, VRF HVAC units can keep a commercial building cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Each room or zone can be controlled individually, with cooler temperatures for areas like data centers or warehouses, and warmer temperatures for offices. VRF systems can even offer simultaneous heating and cooling in different zones.

When your variable refrigerant systems go down, you don’t want to wait to schedule repairs in the middle of a stifling New York summer or frigid New York winter. Our technicians specialize in variable refrigerant flow systems and will quickly diagnose the problem and perform the necessary repairs. We make it possible for building owners to maintain their VRF HVAC systems in an operational condition, so tenants stay comfortable.

VRF systems are reliable, but they’re not infallible. As with all HVAC systems, they may require repairs from time to time. Common signs that your VRF HVAC systems need service include:

  • Blowers that run constantly
  • Filters that are clogged and restricting airflow
  • Diminished flow of either hot or cold air
  • Smoke emanating from the unit
  • Strange noises or smells

Contact AFGO Mechanical Services at (718) 478-5555 for more information about our VRF system repairs.

Our team of certified VRF HVAC technicians will schedule an appointment to inspect your system and determine which repairs are required.

Installation of VRF systems requires careful planning for your current and future needs. It’s essential to size the unit correctly and prepare the appropriate ventilation network. You’ll also need to consider the space available and ideal positioning, as well as the type of refrigerant the system will require. Our team will help you calculate these needs and develop an installation plan that’s ideal for your business and will meet NYC code. We will help you choose the ideal VRF system that fits your budget and delivers your operational requirements.

Contact AFGO Mechanical at (718) 478-5555 to discuss our installation process and the steps we take to help our clients choose the ideal system and setup for their facilities.

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Whoever said “time is money” never had to pay the utility bill; otherwise, that phrase might be a bit different. We understand your business needs to keep utility costs down, which is why we strive to help each client optimize their VRF system operation. To that end, we offer custom maintenance agreements, which we can tailor to meet the specific needs of your business and save you money. We can examine system operation and identify adjustments that can reduce energy consumption without compromising comfort.

Contact AFGO Mechanical at (718) 478-5555 to discuss VRF system optimization for your business. We’ll help you identify and implement solutions that will save you money and time spent on maintenance.

When you encounter a problem with your VRF system, count on AFGO for prompt service and professional repairs anytime you need them. We offer 24-hour emergency heating and cooling repairs in NYC, and our vehicles are fully stocked and ready to roll out as soon as we get your call. Our goal is to get your HVAC system up and running faster, so your business can avoid unnecessary downtime.

Need emergency service for your VRF system? Call AFGO Mechanical right away at (718) 478-5555 for emergency VRF repairs in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, and beyond.

Request VRF Installations, Repairs & Maintenance from AFGO

AFGO’s unparalleled commercial HVAC expertise, extensive engineering capabilities, and uncompromising work ethic are just part of the formula that enables us to grow with no end in sight. Our pride in excellence and a sense of urgency that’s second to none sets us apart from our competitors. This work ethic has allowed us to do business with many of the nation’s most prestigious retailers with flagship stores in Manhattan, along with New York City’s top management, institutions, hospitals, healthcare, and more.

Call AFGO Mechanical at (718) 478-5555 today to discuss VRF installations, request repairs, or discuss a custom maintenance agreement.

Industries We Serve

Our company has been serving businesses throughout the New York City metropolitan area since 1928, including the five boroughs, Long Island, Westchester County, and beyond. We are here to help with all your commercial HVAC needs, and because we’re a family-owned and operated company, you can count on us for reliable, professional results.

Commercial Office Buildings

Luxury High-Rise Residential

Hospitals & Healthcare Facilities

Assisted Living Facilities

Biomedical Facilities

Hotel & Hospitality Groups

Property Management Firms

Banks & Financial Institution

Multi-Site Facilities

Retail Operations

Private & Shared Office Spaces


Educational Institutions

Movie Theaters & Museums

Computer/Data Center Cooling

Warehouses & Factories

Houses of Worship


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A Commitment To Self-performing Service.

Our certified technicians deliver consistent quality, call after call.

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Rapid Response and Resolution.

Nobody is more reliable. AFGO’s service team is available to address our client’s needs, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

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Highly Qualified Specialists.

Our HVAC technicians are educated and certified in system brands such as Trane, Carrier, York, AAON, Mitsubishi, Daikin, Mutistack, Baltimore Air Coil, Marley, Evapco, and many more.

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