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Advanced Heating Technology: Applying VRF in Cold Climates

Every year the seasons come and go. Predictability can be helpful, but seasonal challenges themselves can be plentiful and tedious. Winter arrives with its cold temperatures and disruptive precipitation. When it comes to heating our spaces - from office buildings to schools to health and wellness facilities - the challenge is to not just get the heating we need, but to do it effectively and efficiently.

Historically, heating in cold climates has put industry professionals to the test. Many heating systems don't perform as the temperature drops, causing end users to rely on auxiliary heat, and often on fossil fuels. These are both things an energy- and money-conscious market is looking to move away from.

Heating in cold climates has also required clever product design and development. Heat pumps, for example, have historically been troublesome in extreme cold climates. Below 17 degrees Fahrenheit, an auxiliary heat system, such as a gas-fired boiler, was needed. In many places throughout the country electricity was a much more accessible, affordable fuel than gas. The result was a technological gap - the need for heat pumps that could operate in even the coldest weather.

Today, those heat pumps exist. Advanced heating technology was developed to address these very issues, and heat pumps can now offer impressive performance in even the coldest climates - with no need for auxiliary heat. Heat pumps with advanced heating technology save end users energy and money. This is excellent news for the building professionals who get called in winter after icy winter to solve cold climate heating challenges.

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