Is a PTAC right for you? Well, that depends on exactly what you need.
Because of their design, PTACs work best for conditioning single rooms. Trying to control the climate of too much space will probably leave you with air distributed unevenly. Worse, it adds stress to the unit, shortening its life expectancy.
PTACs are most common in places like hotels, inns, motels, senior living centers, and hospitals. That’s because they give owners and managers greater control over heating and cooling costs, controlling the climate on a room-by-room basis rather than for the whole building. This provides guests with much more convenience, letting them choose their own ideal atmosphere without affecting their neighbors’ environments.
But even if you aren’t managing a hotel or hospital, PTACs can still be a great option. Plenty of homeowners opt for the lower costs and greater convenience afforded by PTACs, especially those without central air.
They’re easy to install and maintain, they save space, they’re energy-efficient, and they can last for up to 10 years—sometimes even longer.
What makes PTACs so great?
Well, just for starters:
- Typically, installation takes nothing more than a wall sleeve to slide the PTAC unit into. No ductwork is required; this makes installation all the more simple and reduces costs up front.
- Maintenance is usually as simple as an occasional cleaning. Most models are designed to make cleaning as convenient as possible, and some even make it a very rare task.
- They work. Provided you have a PTAC with the correct Btu for the space, they’re bound to do a fantastic job of cooling (or sometimes heating) it.
- The energy efficiency relative to alternative methods is worth taking note of. Many PTAC users find that they save significant sums in their electric bills because of the fine-tuned efficiency of most PTAC units.
- PTACs often have good life spans, cutting out the potential costs of frequent replacements.
- They also have a tendency to be quieter than most alternatives, reducing any potential disturbances.
- Most PTACs have heating options as well, so there’s no need to invest in a separate heater when winter rolls around.
In short: PTACs are easy to install, they’re easy to maintain, they’re quiet, and most importantly, they do their job well. They’re the complete package for convenient, energy-efficient, user-friendly climate control.
If you’re renovating a home, replacing an existing model, outfitting a guest room for family and friends, or managing a hotel or other business in the hospitality industry, PTACs are the perfect answer for providing your space with long-term comfort.
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