Heat pumps are a common HVAC-system choice in Spring Hill, Florida, because of the efficiency of the units in warm-weather climates. When the fan coils on your HVAC system need maintenance, even your energy-efficient heat pump can face efficiency problems. Find out how an HVAC fan coil functions, plus discover how new fan coil designs offer energy-efficiency improvements for heat pumps.
What Is a Fan Coil?
The fan coil part of your HVAC system heats and cools the air. The coil operates as a heat exchanger, using water and refrigerant to either transfer heat to the air or remove heat from the air.
The fan then either blows the air across the coil into the room or draws air from the coil and into the room. While this description is a general one, fan coil specifics differ based on manufacturer and system type.
Common Coil Efficiency Problems
As you can see, the fan coil is an important part of your HVAC system. When this piece operates inefficiently, you get less heated and cooled air, which can lead you to use your thermostat more often. That use can cost you extra money and use excess energy.
When you have an improperly maintained or old fan coil, a number of problems may arise. The wiring can become faulty, the motor may lack lubricant, and debris like dust and mold can accumulate on the coil.
Upgrading Your Fan Coils
Although you can clean a dusty or moldy coil, when your fan coils start to require significant maintenance or repair, it may be a recommendation to consider saving energy by replacing the coils instead of fixing them. Carrier manufactures energy-efficient fan coils that can give your heat pump an efficiency boost of up to two SEER, Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, points.
At Senica Air Conditioning, Inc., we can perform any required maintenance on your fan coils and will consult you if they need replacement. You can also talk to us about energy-efficient fan coil options from Carrier. Call us at 866-881-5935.
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