Fan Coils

Do you depend on your heat pump to keep your home comfortable all year long? If so, your fan coil plays an important role in your everyday life. An indoor component of a heat pump system the fan coil includes the fan and the heating or cooling coil. Since each type of fan coil is designed for a particular refrigerant, your fan coil must be the same brand as your heat pump. A variable speed fan coil can improve comfort levels in your home by improving humidity control and heating temperatures. Additionally, energy efficient fan coils can improve air flow which can help save energy on cooling!

If you suspect that your fan coil is having problems, or if you want to install a new high efficiency fan coil in your Montgomery County, Maryland or NW Washington, DC home, call 240-399-5051 to speak with the experts at James A. Wheat & Sons today!

How does a fan coil work?

A fan coil works by first receiving hot or cold water from a central plant. Then, the fan coil circulates the water through a coil to heat or cool an area via heat transfer. Fan coils usually have their own internal thermostats which can be wired to operate with a remote thermostat.

There are two types of fan coil units: two-pipe fan coils and four-pipe fan coils. Two-pipe fan coils have two pipes – one supply pipe and one return pipe. Depending on the time of year, the supply pipe pumps either hot or cold water into the unit. Four-pipe fan coils have two supply pipes and two return pipes, allowing hot and cold water to enter the building simultaneously. Since it is often necessary to heat and cool different areas of a building at the same time, four-pipe fan coils are the most commonly used fan coils.

A fan coil’s output can be controlled by either controlling the speed of the fan, throttling the flow of water in the coil, cycling the fan, or tuning the electric coils on and off. In general, fan coil units have control panels that will allow you to control all of these things individually.

Fan coil repair & replacement

Is your heat pump’s fan dirty or damaged? Have your cooling pipes frozen as a result of dirty or blocked air filters? Call James A. Wheat & Sons! We can repair or replace your fan coil unit to make sure your heat pump is as efficient and effective as it can possibly be. If you need fan coil replacement or repair, call James A. Wheat & Sons today!

If you live in Montgomery County, Maryland or NW Washington, DC and are looking to install a new fan coil for your heat pump or need to replace an existing fan coil, call James A. Wheat & Sons today. Our trained HVAC technicians are experts in fan coils and heat pumps and can diagnose and repair any problem you may be having. If you need a new fan coil for your heat pump, our HVAC experts can show you our supply of fan coils and help you select the one that best fits your home’s heating and cooling needs.

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