In the HVAC systems, air handling units are important components for regulating the air for ventilation, air conditioning, cooling or heating. They are one of those air management solutions that help in the circulation of the air throughout an area. These units work as an air mixer and a stratification device. By balancing the air circulation and ventilation in a particular space, the air handling units provide a perfect breeze by eliminating the extremely hot and cold components from the air.
Everything you need to know about the compact air handling unit
EB AIR compact air handling unit is a customized, modular unit for mixing and regulating the flow of air. As the name suggests, the compact units are small installations that have the fan, heat exchanger, filters and controls, all in a compact area. They are the perfect companion for office air recirculation, hospital air mixing, schools and multi-occupancy buildings. All the components are in a single casing, making the compact air handling unit suitable for places with smaller installation space.
In this article, we will focus on the different types of compact air handling units. Later on, we will highlight why buildings and other spaces use these units. EB AIR COMPACT AHU’s are designed to meet the circulation requirements in shopping malls, nursing homes, and even healthcare facilities due to their compact nature. They are available in both single flow or dual-flow versions. Let’s have a look at these air management solutions in detail.
Types of compact air handling units
The compact units are available based on different configurations. Installation requires less space and time. Understanding the HVAC system will suggest to you the best air handling unit that can help in proper regulation of the air. Here are the different types of compact air handling units with components that work as Aix mixer for the HVAC unit –
The filter, fan, and heat exchanger are combined in a single casing that is insulated. There are integrated controls for the supply unit, along with multiple options for re-heaters.
False Ceiling Units
They are perfect for flat installation on the ceiling that has limited built space. Similar to the supply unit, the fan, filters, and heat exchangers are integrated with a single, insulated casing.
When there is a requirement for installing a small air handling unit for say, office air recirculation or classroom air regulation, horizontal units are perfect. They have an optimized height with horizontal duct connects, suitable for tiny spaces
When the floor space is limited, vertical units are the best choice. They have vertical duct connections and fans, filters, and heat exchangers – all in one single casing. They are available with multiple combinations of accessories.
Why are compact air handling units required?
A compact air handling unit is important to regulate the air inside a space depending on the outside environment. The biggest advantage of these units is that they help in creating a comfortable working atmosphere. It eliminates high heat or cold temperatures by regulating them through the air mixer.
Another reason compact units are required is because they clean the air that enters the building. If the workplace is in an area that is susceptible to high pollution, the compact unit filters the air. It also helps in managing the humidity of the space through proper air recirculation.
The compact design air handling unit is highly efficient. It reduces energy consumption while eliminating the excess heat in the area. It also prevents the entry of stale air into the area, which could potentially require much power from the HVAC system for elimination. Therefore, they increase the efficiency score by keeping the electricity bill low. The 360-degree air circulation also reduces the moisture, making the unit suitable for labs and hospitals as well.