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Fan Coil System advantages

A major advantage of the fan-coil unit system is that the delivery system (piping versus duct systems) requires less building space— it requires a smaller or no central fan room and little duct space. The system has all the benefits of a central water chilling and heating plant, while retaining the ability to shut off local terminals in unused areas. It gives individual room control with little cross-contamination of recirculated air from one space to another. Extra capacity for quick pull down response may be provided. Because this system can heat with low-temperature water, it is particularly suitable for solar or heat recovery refrigeration equipment. For existing building retrofit, it is often easier to install the piping and wiring for a fan-coil unit system than the large ductwork required for an all-air system.

Fan Coil System disadvantages

Fan-coil unit systems require much more maintenance than central all-air systems, and this work must be done in occupied areas. Units that operate at low dew points require condensate pans and a drain system that must be cleaned and flushed periodically. Condensate disposal can be difficult and costly. It is also difficult to clean the coil. Filters are small, low in efficiency, and require frequent changing to maintain air volume. In some instances, drain systems can be eliminated if dehumidification is positively controlled by a central ventilation air system.

Rooms are often ventilated by opening windows or by outside wall apertures, if not handled by a central system. Ventilation rates are affected by stack effect and wind direction and speed.

Summer room humidity levels tend to be relatively high, particularly if modulating chilled water control valves are used for room temperature control. Alternatives are two-position control with variable-speed fans and the bypass unit variable chilled water temperature control.



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