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VFD Technology Drives HVAC Efficiency

Posted March 24, 2016 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

Operating motors at reduced speed and horsepower to meet actual load conditions is an integral part of evolving HVAC codes and standards. The need to reduce flow under part-load conditions, in fact, has made variable-frequency drives (VFD) a "de facto requirement" for many applications. This article explains how energy codes relate to motor and drive selection, with dramatic energy savings as the overriding goal.


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Re: VFD Technology Drives HVAC Efficiency

06/01/2017 10:27 PM

All the VFD's I'm familiar with are DC motors. The lifespan on a DC motor is lower though, right? An Air Conditioner has an expected lifespan that is significantly longer than most commercial applications.

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