Specifying Fantech and Systemair Together for Educational Buildings

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When it comes to specifying ventilation solutions, educational buildings require unique strategies. One thing that makes the process easier is knowing when products will work together and can be planned and engineered as a system. Thankfully, Systemair and Fantech, a subsidiary of Systemair,  are two such harmonious brands with complementary products.

Fantech and Systemair Working Together

Along with requiring multiple types of ventilation systems, schools often have a variety of additional challenges unique to the institution, such as facility managers with too much ground to cover, students being rough on the systems, finding classroom space, dealing with modular classrooms, and specific classroom needs, such as woodshop or science labs. As brands under the same parent company, Fantech and Systemair  products are designed to be cohesive components to HVAC solutions, and that includes buildings in the education sector.

A Ventilation Team

Both Systemair and Fantech concentrate on ventilation-focused solutions, from the very start of each project and product. Systemair’s Changeair classroom vertical unit ventilators are the only ones in the industry with a differential pressure monitoring system for an energy recovery wheel in a classroom ventilator. This brings added benefits like minimizing the spread of disease in the classroom and improving the energy efficiency of heat exchange to control room temperature and humidity.

Easy Maintenance

Both lines of products are also easy to service, thanks to designs with easy-access points. For many competing systems, even changing an air filter requires a lot of effort: First, they must be found within the system, and then they need to be extracted from it, which often means partial unit deconstruction. Systemair products, specifically, are hailed as the easiest units in the industry to service. The accessibility to filters, compressors, and condensing coils means school maintenance workers can get in, get the job done, and move on to the next project without taking up excess time.

Classroom Ventilation Systems in Use

Systemair classroom vertical unit ventilators, such as Changeair series, are primarily used in K-12 classrooms, but colleges, daycares, and modular classrooms are suited for their capabilities as well.   The Changeair series can last twice as long as standard outdoor rooftop central air handlers and can be repurposed later.

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For new schools being built from the ground up, Systemair components combine effortlessly with Fantech products, making it easy to source from one company for projects where bids and budgets are especially challenging to navigate. Fantech unitary HRVs and ERVs, for example,  excel in zones like front offices, nurse’s stations, and teacher’s lounges, where a small amount of ventilation is needed in a challenging space. Depending on room layout and size, they can be either floor-mounted, wall-mounted, or suspended from the ceiling.

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Systemair’s Geniox line of modular air handling units can be configured for a variety of applications, whether it requires an indoor or outdoor unit. Easy to operate and service, the units can help cut down on energy use while providing whole-school climate and ventilation control. Using virucidal air filters like Deltri+ can further cut down on the spread of viruses such as SARS-CoV-2.

Topvex units are perfect for compact spaces, allowing them to be discreetly placed out of reach of students who might accidentally interact with the system when left exposed. They are particularly well-suited for environments necessitating noiseless ventilation, such as libraries, lecture halls, and science and computer laboratories. Additionally, spaces requiring enhanced ventilation for hygiene or chemical removal, like art studios and restrooms, can greatly benefit from the use of Topvex unit applications.

Bathfan Group

The new Fantech bathfan line is ideal for specifying in single bathrooms, such as an ADA bathroom or teacher’s bathroom, and offer low sones to ensure a quieter atmosphere for learning and breaks between classes.


Cafeteria kitchens also benefit from power roof ventilators or food prep exhaust fans, which help to replace strong odors with fresher, cleaner air instead of letting lunchroom smells linger in common spaces.

Opting for Systemair Products

At Systemair, we believe that students and educators can only thrive in healthy environments. Studies show that classrooms and educational buildings with poor ventilation equate to poor concentration and information retention. If we, as a society, are investing in our children’s future, we must consider every aspect that goes into their education—and that starts with fresh, clean air in their schools.


Learn more about Systemair’s education facilities offerings that help improve students’ well-being.

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