Ideal Applications for 3-5 Ton Hitachi SmartFlex™ Mini VRF

Multiple light commercial applications

Mini VRF Systems offer exceptional efficiency, flexibility, and personalized comfort, and the slim profile is easily adaptable in locations with space restrictions.

Ideal Hitachi SmartFlex Mini VRF Light Commercial and Commercial applications include:

  • Schools
  • Offices
  • Dorms
  • Retail
  • Hotels
  • Churches
  • Health Care
  • Urgent Care Centers

Multiple residential applications

Ideal Hitachi SmartFlex Mini VRF residential applications include:

  • Homes
  • Condominiums
  • Apartments
  • Townhouses

Ideal Applications for 6-30 Ton Hitachi SmartFlex™ VRF

Choose multiple applications

Hitachi SmartFlex VRF systems suit a wide range of new and existing buildings. Modular design means systems can efficiently control climate in nearly any space, from small offices to high-rise buildings. Prime applications include:

  • Buildings with multiple zones and different comfort needs and buildings with varying occupancies – such as hotels, schools, medical office buildings, commercial office buildings and others.
  • Historic building renovations in which ducted HVAC options are severely limited and costly or where architectural features must not be disturbed.

Benefits across the board

The Hitachi SmartFlex VRF product line can help expand your customer base by adding an innovative heating and cooling solution that can be customized for multiple building types. The reliability, efficiency and performance of Hitachi SmartFlex systems will enhance your reputation as a provider of innovative solutions with built-in quality and impressive efficiency.

Building owners and occupants enjoy:

  • Energy savings and low life-cycle costs. Systems essentially eliminate duct losses; variable-speed compressors in outdoor units provide extremely high part-load efficiency.
  • Individual comfort. Modular design and highly scalable controls enable precise control to meet diverse comfort needs. Occupants can choose the optimum setpoint for their workspace; temperature is maintained within a narrow range of 1 degree Fahrenheit increments.
  • Quiet operation. Outdoor units are quieter than most residential systems, and indoor units are nearly noise-free.
  • LEED® recognition. Efficiencies gained from Hitachi SmartFlex technology can help gain LEED points in more categories than conventional HVAC systems.

Designers and contractors appreciate:

  • Design freedom. Designers can choose ducted systems with short or long runs, or non-ducted, whichever best suits project needs. Multiple standard modular components allow equipment to be customized and sized to fit project requirements. Since ductwork is usually needed only for ventilation, ducts can be smaller, saving capital cost. Systems can be adapted as space is reconfigured: Capacity can be expanded just by adding modular units (capacities 6 to 30 tons). For VRF expansion, there is no need to remove and replace the original unit or reconfigure ductwork.
  • A selection of indoor units combines uniform comfort control with aesthetic and space-saving considerations. You can choose units concealed in the ceiling and units that are adaptable to different ceiling heights. Also available are floor- and wall-mounted units and units designed specifically for hallways.
  • Ease of installation. Factory-built modular systems, space-saving refrigerant piping, and compact outdoor units simplify transportation, configuration and installation. Piping from outdoor units can be connected to indoor units from the front, back, or underneath. Indoor units are small, light and easy to transport; outdoor units can be brought into a building for installation on a rooftop via a service elevator – no crane required.
  • Ease of maintenance. Systems need little maintenance beyond changing filters and cleaning coils. Easy removal of a panels provides convenient access to all components: control boards, electrical connections, compressor and piping.
  • Control flexibility. Users can deploy from three basic control options:
  • Indoor fan coil units come with wired or wireless thermostats, from simple units with on/off, setpoint, load and speed settings, to programmable units that enable scheduling.
  • Central station controllers for larger projects provide remote control and scheduling of the entire system from one or more control points.
  • Adapters (gateways) enable control of large buildings or campuses through building automation systems such as Metasys®.