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Cool Designs offers the latest VRF technology

Cool Designs offers the latest VRF technology

Cool Designs (CDL), independent air conditioning distributor, has added Carrier’s new Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) system to its portfolio.

Darrel Birkett, managing director of CDL, said with the launch of Carrier’s XCT7 VRF, he wanted to expand his product offerings.

“Many manufacturers have launched into the VRF market, but we find contractors tend to stay with what they know. A new VRF product needs to offer something new that benefits contractors and end users. And it must be backed-up with high quality technical support, such as details about part-load data, software and controls, which Carrier has done.”

After a detailed product evaluation, Mr Birkett explained: “The Carrier VRF is impressive. We were initially concerned that it was just going to be another budget range entering the market, which is not where we want to be, as CDL specialises in premium technology. However, having seen the product, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Build quality is first class – it is totally solid, very well built and a very competitive price level.”

He continued: “There is also great attention to detail in the design with nice touches to help installers, such as the positioning of handles to help lifting, and panels with places to note references for indoor details, and so on. A lot of thought has gone into the design, and it shows.”

CDL is now adding the Carrier VRF to its air conditioning range alongside Toshiba’s latest VRF product, as the company believes Carrier’s XCT7 VRF makes an excellent companion.

“Together, our Carrier and Toshiba VRF ranges cover all the bases, and without any compromise in quality,” said Darrel Birkett.

The Carrier system is highly flexible and can be used in a wide range of applications and building types, from mini-VRF projects to large buildings, with extended pipe runs and height separation of up to 110 metres, plus full connectivity to a building management system (BMS) for optimised control. It also has multiple options to connect to air handling units (AHUs) from a single refrigerant circuit, providing more flexibility for system designers.