Little Rock Marriott recently worked with AirRevive to refurbish the guestroom fan coil units. Marriott engaged AirRevive to refurbish the guestroom's Whalen fan coil units after the $16 million dollar renovation in 2014. The renovation included upgrading the guest rooms to Marriott's new design. The only former asset remaining was the 35-year-old Whalen fan coil units. The goal was to improve in-room climate in order to raise guest satisfaction.
AirRevive's site inspection determined the Whalen units could be refurbished to operate and perform as-new adding 10 years to the asset's life.
“The 35-year-old Whalen fan coil units are cooling and heating like new and as designed,” said Warren Roberts, the Director of Engineering for the Little Rock Marriott. “Guest comfort is improved.”
Integrating fan coil unit refurbishment with guest room renovation is integral to the renovation's goal to improve guest satisfaction and guest comfort. During a renovation chemicals from wallpaper and paint and dust and debris are all carried into and reside in the fan coil unit. After the renovation indoor air quality is compromised. If left uncleaned allergens are continually recycled through the guest room. AirRevive's refurbishment service and specifically its coil rejuvenation, blower assembly reconditioning and insulation replacement removes all of this from the fan coil unit, leaving the guest room fresh, clean and free of allergens.
The soup to nuts refurbishment included reconditioning the blower assembly; restoring the condensate pan; clearing the drain lines; installing fiber-free foam anti-microbial thermal insulation; checking all parts and components and fixing malfunctions as needed; and rejuvenating the coils and fins. The blower assembly was reconditioned using a proprietary EPA registered engineering chemical solution to disinfect the wheel and its housing. Motors were refurbished and checked for proper functionality. Reconditioning the blower assembly removed dust and debris and reduced energy consumption. The condensate pan was refurbished utilizing an epoxy coating to protect and seal the drain pan from leaks and enhance water flow drainage. Disinfecting the drain lines eliminated bacteria.