Do You Need A New HVAC Fan Coil?

Mon, 09/03/2018 - 1:17pm / By Allison

Do You Need A New HVAC Fan Coil?

There are a lot of working parts that go into your HVAC unit, one that may have to be replaced during the life of your unit is the Fan Coil. The Fan Coil is a piece of technology that first made its debut in the market during the 1970’s, but up to today it is still being used and chosen by some over more modern machines. Though there were close calls where it seemed to be losing its grip on the industry, it came back stronger and more advanced than its former counterparts.

Due to its enticing qualities, this is used in different settings such as homes, offices, commercial buildings, and industrial establishments. Getting one might be a good decision, but you’ll have to see for yourself if this is indeed what you’re looking for.

Benefits Of A Fan Coil Unit (FCU)

Some people prefer fan coil units due to their flexibility as they are capable of performing both functions of the furnace and air conditioner. These also cost smaller than other options in the market, and modern EC fan coil units consume 70% lesser power when compared to other equipment of the same nature. They also require fewer maintenance sessions.

Types Of FCU’s

Two Pipe

Two pipe fan coil units have a supply pipe and return pipe. This kind can only either provide hot or cold temperatures and is unable to produce these simultaneously.

Four Pipe

This is capable of cooling and heating at the same time. This is useful for establishments with areas that have to be kept at a specific temperature no matter the season, while people are on a separate segment where they may comfortably enjoy a warm atmosphere during winter or a cool one during summer. For whatever reason you have, if you find this feature something you’d want, then you know what to buy.

Upgrade

If you already have a fan coil unit you might want to consider upgrading it. The quality of these will gradually decline as time passes. Discomfort might be felt as these will find it harder and take longer to bring warmth or coolness to your house. Components may become worn out, and they might not be as efficient as they were when they first started out. They might be costing you more in electric bills now

Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating (SEER) is a form of classification to distinguish those that are more cost-effective than others. The higher the score, the better they are on this matter. The ideal minimum grade would be 15 so make sure to look for FCU that fall on this grouping or is higher.

Contact Command Service Center for All Your HVAC Needs

All this information might be confusing or overwhelming for you. While it’s important to learn more about things that relate to your home, you aren’t to blame when you don’t understand all of it so don’t worry and seek professional help when in need of an inquiry to be answered, or when you’re going to make significant changes on your HVAC system. Avoid going at these stuff on your own because you might cause damage to your equipment or cause yourself money. We’ll gladly take it off your hands. For professional services, contact Command Service Center at 847-558-7780.