Is a Packaged Terminal Air Conditioner Right for Your Business?

Packaged terminal air conditioner units (PTAC) are very energy efficient and are a great heating and cooling solution as an alternative to a system that requires ductwork. Whether you are renovating your office space or you need to replace your current hospital ptacs, here are a few tips to making a decision on whether or not a PTAC unit is right for your business.

How much will a PTAC save you?
If you are looking for a way to save energy and costs, a PTAC unit may be the right choice for your business. A PTAC unit can save you as much as 20 on your yearly utility bills. Although a PTAC unit may cost a little more for the unit, however, it will pay for itself in the long run. Some parts are sold separately with a PTAC unit that may bring your cost up a little bit more when you initially buy a brand new unit. If you are replacing an older PTAC model, you may be able to save yourself an added cost by reusing the old sleeve and grille.

What is the PTAC Unit’s BTU Output?
BTU’s or British Thermal Units is an important factor in making your decision on whether a PTAC unit is right for your office space. Depending on the room size that you are trying to cool, you will need to know the BTU output it will give. If you don’t purchase a unit that is powerful enough for your space, you will not be able to combat humidity. Before purchasing the PTAC unit, ask your salesperson to calculate the BTU output for you so you can make an informed decision. Depending on usage level, you may need to look into a fan coil replacement nyc for your unit.

What type of plug does the PTAC unit require?
Depending on the PTAC unit you are interested in, you will need to know the type of plug that it will require. There are different amp options for a PTAC unit. Depending on where you are going to be installing your PTAC unit, make sure the plug is compatible with the outlet that you want to use.

What are the PTAC Unit’s EER and SEER Rating?
EER (energy efficient rating) and SEER (seasonal energy efficient rating) are measurements of energy efficiency in appliances. The higher the EER and SEER rating, the more energy-efficient your PTAC unit will be. With a high energy efficient rating, you will be able to add more savings each year on your utility bill.

Will you need a remote thermostat?
Although all PTAC’s come with a built-in thermostat, have a remote thermostat can give you the convenience of modifying your office space as you need it. If your room is unfinished and you are renovating, then you may want to have the thermostat wiring set in the walls before they are closed up. If you are installing your PTAC unit in a room that is already in existence, then a wall-mounted unit is recommended.

By taking into consideration some of the information above, selecting the right PTAC unit for your office space will have you feeling comfortable all year round.