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Residential Fan Coil Unit Solutions

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Residential Air Conditioning using water based products, particularly fan coil units are becoming far more popular and there are good reasons for this - besides warmer summers !

Residential fan coils at Albion

  1. Water based products control temperature in a very subtle way. You do not have to suffer cold air streams the same way you would every time you walked close by a refrigerant based product.
  2. Water is a harmless medium. The worst a leak will present is a small stain somewhere rather than blasting another hole in the ozone layer.
  3. Water based systems do not need the regulatory leak tests the refrigerant based products do.
  4. Water based systems, whilst the chilled beam boys would have you believe otherwise, can use higher water temperatures and take advantage of better chiller COPs, free cooling and heat pumps etc.
  5. EC motors as used in fan coils are extremely efficient and very controllable. Fan coils can very easily and subtly maintain a comfortable background temperature at night without any intrusive noise.
  6. EC motors use little more power than a low energy lightbulb keeping running costs down.

Having concluded that a water based system has possibilities, why use Ability Fan Coils?

  1. Ability has a product to suit every situation.
  2. We have horizontal residential units at 155mm deep, 190deep and 225mm deep.
  3. We have vertical units for wall mounting, cased wall mounting or a tall slim model for behind the wardrobe.
  4. Ability have controls and strategy routines especially designed for residential situations.  
  5. Ability fan coils can meter and report both water and electricity consumption for themselves. This gives the opportunity to either fine tune the system or might even be the basis for billing separate apartments in a communal block.
  6. Only Ability has MULTI ROOM - What is Multi Room?

MULTI ROOM is a fan coil strategy that allows a single fan coil to intelligently supply up to four different spaces or rooms. This is not a simple ‘Blunt’ strategy but a complex routine that has been refined with real customers on real jobs over many months.

Ability can supply colour touch screen room devices configured to show what is required by the client and let him adjust what he wants, with Ability you will not be confined to simply 'temperature up' and 'temperature down'.

One clever routine allows the user to step the fan speeds up and down in each room and to then define for himself (through the touch screen to the controller) what he considers an acceptable maximum noise level, his preferred running noise level and his minimum noise level. Speeds can also be tuned to time so that, in the bedroom for instance, the fan speed regime can be synchronised to somebodies sleeping pattern.

You will not find literature on these products on the site but information is available from the office.

Designed by Sir Norman Foster, the photo shows Albion Riverside, Ability's first substantial residential project on the south of the Thames at Battersea.

This section of our site is going to be expanded considerably over the next few weeks so keep coming back for updates. Alternatively, if you have a project now, call us now!