A fan coil unit (FCU) is a simple device consisting of a heating or cooling coil and fan. It is part of an HVAC system found in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings.

FCUs’ offer the most economic method of air conditioning, measured against VAV and main duct supply, has minimal main ducting, offer optimum flexibility and zone control and are ideal for refurbishment systems with low height ceiling voids.

Designed to be mounted in concealed ceiling voids, these highly reliable FCU are suitable for typical commercial uses and are ideal for hotels, hospitals, suites, offices, conference rooms and other similar spaces, where the air must be conditioned to be:

Why Fan coil maintenance is required?

Industry and equipment manufacturer standards recommend that twice a year routine maintenance should be performed to both maintain the mechanical components of the fan coil unit and to ensure efficient operation of the unit. Fan coil units that lack proper maintenance work harder and result in a drop of efficiency in the unit. This results in the main central heating and cooling plant to work that much harder, leading to higher energy costs. The fan coil unit consists of mechanical moving components such as fan, fan motor, control valve and thermostat that need to be inspected and lubricated to prevent premature failure.

Routine preventative maintenance can help minimize the risk of microbiological growth (mould). Key ingredients for microbiological growth are moisture and dust/dirt. Routine maintenance provides for vacuuming/cleaning of the interior components of the fan coil unit. Although there is no guarantee of the elimination of microbiological growth due to the design of the unit, the materials used within the unit and the conditions within the suite; routine maintenance does help to minimize the risk of this occurring.