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Fan Coil Units: High Capacity Horizontal

January 19, 2022

While the in-room horizontal fan coils units may be the highest volume product used in the industry due to the numbers used in hospitality, the high-capacity horizontal fan coil units are the most versatile. The span of sizes, options, and variants make these units suited for residential, office, & industrial applications. High-capacity refers to the larger sizes up to 4,000 CFM and the ability of the fans to handle 3/4" w.g. of static pressure. Both allow for more complex ductwork and air distribution than other designs. Learning how each of the...

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Fan Coil Units: In-Room Horizontal

December 20, 2021

Our previous article highlights the variables to consider when choosing a Horizontal Fan Coil design for a project. The highest volume unit type in the industry is the in-room horizontal fan coil unit. The units are ideal for hotel rooms, condominiums, and small offices. They are typically installed above a ceiling and supply directly to the room they serve. The air returns through a grille in the ceiling, either directly into the unit or...

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5 Variables to Consider when Choosing a Horizontal Fan Coil

November 4, 2021

Chilled water fan coils are small air handling units that range from 200-4,000 CFM. Several commercially available product types serve multiple applications. In some instances, choosing which product is best for your application is difficult. There are two main configurations: vertical & horizontal. Horizontal units are typically located above a ceiling while vertical units are installed in a closet or exposed in the room. The selection between vertical and horizontal are made during the building design phase, and there will be little debate over where...

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Water Source Heat Pump Building Systems: Cooling Tower

November 3, 2020

In our previous articles we highlighted the benefits, design, energy efficiency, and configurations of water source heat pump technology. Though heat pumps include a refrigeration cycle and air conditioner in one small package, they are only able to do this in cooperation with a few building systems that are critical for removing or delivering heat from/to the heat pump.  To remove heat from the units the building system includes a cooling tower, and to add heat a boiler. The tower and boiler are connected to the heat pumps by a common water loop. Just...

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Water Source Heat Pumps: Configurations

October 23, 2020
By: Matthew Crump, PE

Water source heat pump (WSHP) systems have proven in many studies to be a more efficient, less complex, and higher ROI air conditioning selection for a variety of project types.  These systems utilize a building loop of water to reject/draw heat into the individual dwelling unit.  The benefits include no external equipment at each building unit, only one set of (possibly) un-insulated piping for the building loop, and distributed conditioning (one heat pump isn’t affected by the downtime of another).  To meet the needs of different space designs the WSHPs...

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