What is a Fan Coil Unit?
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”. Fan coil units recirculate 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.
Types of Fan Coil Units
Biddle have a variety of fan coil units available, comprising various sizes and styles of unit, suitable for different applications and types of projects. So why should you choose a fan coil for your property?
- Relatively low capital equipment cost
- Comparatively small in size
- Offer individual control
- Flexible to cater for changes in use of office space, partitioning etc.