High-Capacity Horizontal Fan Coil

Unilux vertical stacked fan coil units meet the requirements of UL 1995 / CSA22.2 #236 – Issue 2011 Standard for safety heating and cooling equipment.

Our high-capacity horizontal fan coil is the perfect HVAC solution for hallways, amenity rooms and more. The compact, flexible design means a horizontal fan coil can be mounted in an enclosed drywall cavity or suspended in a drop ceiling – it fits in an 18” high space!

Designed for condos and hotels, the horizontal fan coil produces up to 2000 CFM and has two air-flow configuration options. Outside air connections are also available, which means the horizontal fan coil can handle multiple applications.

With the horizontal fan coil, Unilux VFC is your one-stop shop for fan coils. Reliable heating, cooling and ventilation throughout a development is important to residents and staff. Offer residents the best in-suite HVAC solutions and common area solutions with Unilux VFC.


  • 2-Pipe manual changeover
  • 4-Pipe

Our Quality Commitment

We take pride in designing and building the top-quality vertical fan coil units available. We have a number of measures in place to ensure our customers experience long-lasting high-quality home comfort, including:

  • Being ETL Intertek approved for electrical safety standards on all units
  • Using trusted European suppliers for all valves and actuators
  • Working with some of the most-trusted suppliers in the industry for all components
  • Using North-American made coils and blowers designed specifically for Unilux VFC
  • Pressure testing all coils and assemblies for leaks with state-of-the-art testing equipment
  • Inspecting each unit as they are completed
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Cabinets are 18-gauge satin-coat steel. Cabinet are fully-insulated with ½-inch fiberglass bonded with a thermosetting resin. We coat them on the airstream side with an acrylic facing – without the use of flammable adhesives. Insulation inside the unit is flame-spread rated no more than 25 and smoke developed rating no more than 50.

Alternative cabinet material options include 18-gauge galvanized steel, 20-gauge galvanized steel or 20-gauge satin-coat steel.

Coil Assembly

Coils are 3/8-inch OD copper tubes with mechanically-bonded corrugated aluminum fins. The number of rows and circuiting are selected to suit scheduled capacities. Coils are rated for a minimum working pressure of 300 psig (tested to 450 psig) and can handle heating up to 50,000 BTUH.

Customized coils are available to meet project-specific design parameters or building operating requirements.

Fan Assembly

A thermally-protected, multi-speed ECM motor is resiliently mounted to a centrifugal fan which has a galvanized-steel forward-curved DWDI wheel in a painted housing.

Optional fans include ECM Endura (X13) constant-torque ECM fans or ECM EON constant-volume fans. The motors can be rated 115v, 208v or 277v.

Stainless Steel Drain Pan

Our drain pans are one-piece stainless-steel stamped products designed to never leak, and positively sloped for positive drainage. The drain hose from the outlet to the condensate riser shall form a running P-Trap. The underside of the drain pan is insulated with ½-inch thick thermal and sound insulation.

Piping Branches

Piping branches are constructed with ½-inch type “L” copper. We use stainless steel braided flex hoses to allow expansion and contraction of risers. We include shut-off ball valves with flare nuts in the supply and return branches for easy removal.


Supply and return risers are type “L” copper. Condensate risers are type “DWV” copper. All have 75mm (3 inch) deep expanded ends to facilitate field installation. Supply and return risers are insulated with 1-inch fiberglass covered with a vapor-barrier jacket, which complies with ASTM 84 for flame-spread and smoke-developed ratings. The insulation is continuous over the riser length within the height of the cabinet.

Optional riser configurations include type “M” copper for supply and return risers or type “M” copper for drain risers. Insulation options include insulating drain risers, changing the thickness to 3/8-inch, ½-inch, ¾-inch or 1-inch, or using closed-cell insulation.

Control Valve Package

Our standard is a factory-assembled 2-way control valve with flare nut connections to piping branches to facilitate easy removal without using a torch or pipe cutters. This includes motorized electrical “on/off” controlling. Control valves are piped normally-closed to the coil. We provide 3-way motorized valves on top of each riser if the main supply is on ground level or on the bottom if the main supply is on the top level. Maximum entering water temperature on the control valve shall be 200°F and maximum operating pressure shall be 300 psig.

Alternative control options include 2-way and 3-way motorized control valves with electronic fail-safes, automatic balancing valve installed inside VFC, modulating control valve instead of on/off 2-position control valve, BTU thermal meter and thermal sensors installed inside the VFC, or a pressure independent control valve.

Grilles and Registers

Double deflection supply grilles and registers have adjustable vertical and/or horizontal louvers. Registers are constructed with light-gauge metal complete with adjustable opposed blade dampers.

Optional register equipment includes aluminum supply air grilles, return air grilles and access panel, or supply air grilles with integrated manual-adjustable balancing damper.

Control Arrangement

Complete with an unfused disconnect switch in compliance with the electrical load. We include a 24v thermostat featuring digital display, 3-speed fan switch. The system controls the different options of sequence of operation for the cycling of motorized valves, fan, and heating element. Our state-of-the-art on-board microprocessor controls the system operation. The wall-pad thermostat includes full 7-day programming.

Our Unilux VFC Wi-Fi enabled controller is available.


A 1-inch disposable filter is included with the return air grille.

Optional filters include 1-inch pleated MERV-8 filter, 1-inch pleated MERV-11 filter or 1-inch pleated MERV-13 filter.

Water Prevention Sensors

We factory install a drain-pan overflow sensor that detects rising water levels in the drain pan and turns off the unit to prevent flooding.

We also include an anti-freeze temperature sensor that activates hot water connections when return air is below 4°C (40°F) to prevent freezing and flooding.

An audible alarm sounds if the unit enters protection mode.