Packaged terminal HVAC units are the first choice for hospitality, senior living, and other facilities where many similarly-sized rooms must be heated and cooled to different levels. These units are inexpensive, easy to install without major renovations, and can be replaced one by one if an issue arises. However, commercial property owners can experience outsized heating bills if their HVAC system does not align with their needs. Two of the most common choices—packaged terminal air conditioner (PTAC) and packaged terminal heat pump (PTHP) units—differ significantly, and your choice could impact your maintenance and utility costs for years to come.
Although radiant distribution technology for heating and cooling has existed for more than a century, many people still don't understand how and when it should be used. Misconceptions around its effectiveness, how it works in different climates, and benefits are all reasons for this confusion.
However, appropriately designed, a radiant heating system can be used in nearly all climates as an efficient commercial HVAC system. You’ll find radiant cooling systems as far north as Canada. The differences between radiant heating and conventional HVAC systems are many, so choosing between the two requires careful consideration of project requirements.
There are a number of considerations when it comes to ventilating and air conditioning needs for hospitals. Different sections must not just meet building codes, but also government requirements. And at a time when COVID-19 has put a strain on staffing and infrastructure alike, it has become more crucial than ever to ensure that upgrades and new construction are able to meet Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requirements for operating room HVAC systems.
Keeping IT equipment cool can be an expensive, energy-heavy endeavor. When it comes to data center cooling systems, one of the main challenges is to optimize power consumption while minimizing the risks of overheating the servers. Standard air conditioning systems can account for up to 40 percent of a data center’s overall power consumption.
The average US hotel spends up to $2,196 per room in energy costs each year. A sizable bit of that bill goes to keeping HVAC systems running. Because hotel occupancy rates can be difficult to forecast, HVAC services must run even in empty rooms, and that alone adds up quickly.
Luckily, recent advances in HVAC technology make cutting energy use much easier for hospitality property owners. One of these is the packaged terminal heat pump, a cost-effective, energy-efficient, and easy-to-install solution. Let’s talk about this system and how it can help lower your property’s energy bills.
If you notice your building’s energy bills and repair costs soaring, it might be time for an update. As a commercial planner or developer, you’ll probably start considering a heat pump retrofit. But before you do, it’s important to understand how heat pumps work and decide which one would suit your needs. Before you decide to replace your boilers or furnaces with heat pumps, ask:
With over 500 years of combined experience in the commercial HVAC industry, Windy City Representatives is a full-service manufacturer’s rep firm specializing in engineered systems. We meet and exceed your expectations by offering support and service throughout the life of your projects.
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