Existing Fan Coil Problems in High Rise Apartments & Condos?

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There are many apartments and condos that have tremendous problems cooling a space. Many tenants/owners complain that during the peak cooling season they can’t cool large parts of their units.  There are two major reasons this happens in so many buildings, and it’s exasperated over the life cycle of operation. Undersized initial design Unit tonnage capability that’s very marginal for … Read More

FAN COIL UNITS: Are EC Motors Worth the Investment?

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Air handling units that include single and double wall air handlers have had energy saving devises available for many decades.  First, there was the variable inlet vane which reduced air flow and power consumption during off peak conditions.  The latest way is to place a Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) in the unit, which is more efficient than its predecessor, the … Read More

Room Fan Coil Units: Questions – Questions – Questions

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Fan Coil units are one of the least expensive ways to heat or cool a space.  The design process usually requires many questions about the unit design and its accessories, and the questions that need to be answered are not always obvious.  Getting answers to the hidden questions can turn a mediocre design into a great design.  The following are … Read More

Test Your Knowledge of Fan Coil Units

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What is the least expensive arrangement for a fan coil unit? a. Plenum Unitb. Basic Unitc. Flush Unitd. Cabinet Style The answer is simple, because the name is part of one of the above answers.  The answer is (b) Basic Unit, as it only has a fan and a coil and doesn’t include a filter or a cabinet.  The unit … Read More