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In a perfect world, most cooling coils should operate efficiently for twenty years or more. Lack of proper maintenance, inappropriate applications, corrosion, and less-than-stellar modern-day construction all affect the life expectancy of cooling coils. There are three major reasons for premature cooling coil replacement as follows:   Increased air resistance due to the plugging of the coil surface. What causes this plugging? There is an increase...

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Corrosion in Tube

There are many reasons why hot water coils in your system can under-perform. Some reasons are from the time of the design, and many other instances can also occur after the coils have been installed. Here are 10 common reasons why hot water heating coils can fail:   Air stratification issues - The air flow across the surface of the coil is not being evenly...

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Hot Water Coil

Water Cooling and Heating Coils   Water is the most widely used heat transfer medium because it’s readily available and low in cost. Water can be used as a heat transfer medium if the temperature range is between 15 degrees Fahrenheit (when mixed with glycol) when cooling and a high of 210 degrees Fahrenheit when heating.   Chilled Water Coils   When maintaining an acceptable living or working condition in...

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Basic Horizontal Unit

Many fan coil unit installations are in condos, apartments, townhouses, hotels, and other types of lodging. Most systems are two or four pipe heating/cooling systems and usually use chilled water for cooling and hot water for heating. These units can be permanent or temporary residences occupied by an owner, tenant, or paying customer, which may mean they are more demanding.   There are 3 types of units...

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Evaporator Coil

  Evaporator coils are a mystery to many technicians and engineers in the HVAC industry. Evaporator coils don’t have any movable parts, and a coil can have many different capacities based on what it’s fed from the refrigerant side of the closed refrigeration loop.   If a self-contained unit is used to provide air conditioning in a space, the evaporator coil will have been engineered to match the...

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pressure burst

There are numerous reasons why water and steam coils can have major freeze events.   The damage is often extensive enough to require a coil replacement. The following reviews some of the major freeze event causes.   Coils not drained properly when winterized – This problem may be out of your control. Many chilled water coil circuits and placement of drains makes it impossible to fully drain...

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Condenser Coil

Although there are a myriad of reasons why A/C and refrigeration systems have problems, many of them can be traced back to the “condenser coil”. An inefficient coil can cause reduced space temperatures and adverse system pressures that often lead to major component problems, including compressor failures.   The title of this article comes from one of our oldest and best representatives, Marty Sternberg. Marty personally evaluates...

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Indoor Central Station Air Handlers

Large indoor and outdoor central station air handlers eventually wear out and require either a complete refurbishment or replacement. They are usually located in ceilings, tight utility rooms, or mechanical rooms without access. Even the units that are on the roof or in a penthouse can require difficult, costly procedures to make replacement possible.                          ...

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Hot Water Coil

Most heating coils are either a preheat or reheat coil mounted in a unit. Also, reheat coils can be mounted downstream of a unit in a supply duct. This article will address hot water and steam heating coils. There are numerous reasons why a heating coil may not perform to its expected capacity. The following are the major ones.   Improper Coil Selection   Heating coils can be selected...

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