Fan coils are one of the most popular types of air conditioning systems used in new build and refurbished commercial premises.
CIBSE Guide B2 describes a fan coil unit as “a packaged assembly comprising heating and cooling coil(s), condensate tray collection, circulating fan and filter, all contained in a single housing”. The fan recirculates air from the space continuously through the coil(s) either directly or via the void in which the fan coil is located. A separate chiller provides chilled water and a central air handling unit provides tempered fresh air.
The majority of fan coil installations use ceiling void mounted units, although a significant number of projects specify vertical chassis/recessed or cased units.
Biddle have a variety of fan coil ranges, comprising various sizes and styles of unit, suitable for different applications and type of project.
Whilst there are a number of alternative air conditioning systems fan coils have some distinct advantages:
relatively low capital equipment cost
comparatively small in size
offer individual control
flexible to cater for changes in use of office space, partitioning etc.
Commercial buildings eg. offices, hotels, airports, hospitals etc.