Looking for a more cost-effective, environmentally friendly way to heat and cool your home or business? Does your property have limited space and can’t accommodate a standard HVAC system? Do you have a property that needs to meet the heating and cooling needs of multiple people? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, a PTAC may be exactly what you’re looking for. Brothers Supply Corporation, a leading supplier and installer of heating and cooling products in the Tri-State area, offers a wide-range of PTAC units to maximize your comfort. What is a PTAC?Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners – or PTAC units – are self-contained heating and cooling systems. In other words, these units both heat and cool a space. Picture the heating and cooling system in a hotel room or a hospital; that’s a PTAC air conditioner and heater. These units operate on their own, meaning that the temperature can be adjusted in one space without affecting the temperature in another space; hence the reason why PTACs are often used to heat and cool properties that have multiple spaces, such as hotels, apartment complexes, and office suites.A PTAC unit is similar to a window air conditioning unit; however, instead of being situated in a window, a PTAC is installed through a wall, making them a permanent fixture.Why Install a PTAC Unit?There are several reasons why you should consider installing a PTAC unit instead of a traditional HVAC system. Some of the biggest advantages that this type of heating and cooling system provides include:
Self-contained heating and cooling. As mentioned, these units are self-contained, meaning that they can both heat and cool a space; furthermore, they can maintain the comfort of a single room without affecting another room, making them the ideal heating and cooling solution for hotels, hospitals, and any other location that has multiple rooms or spaces.
Improved energy efficiency. PTACs are extremely energy efficient. With many models offering an efficiency rating that can reach 13.3 EER, they consume much less energy than standard HVAC systems and window units.
Quiet operation. Compared to other types of heating and cooling systems, PTACs are rather quiet; in fact, some operate at a rate of 43 decibels, which translates to a small hum. Less background noise means fewer distractions so you can enjoy more productive meetings, better sleep, and clearer conversations.
Minimal maintenance. Since they’re single units, PTAC units are much easier to maintain than a standard HVAC system. Moreover, they’re extremely durable and built to last, so they can withstand excessive use and harsh conditions with ease.
How to Choose a PTAC UnitIf you’re thinking about installing a PTAC unit, there are several factors that need to be taken into consideration to ensure you make the right choice. These factors include:
Size. If the PTAC you are purchasing is a replacement for an existing unit, make sure you purchase the same size. If you’re installing a brand new unit, you’ll have a little more flexibility; but, it’s important to make sure the unit will fit the space where you’re planning on having it installed.
Power. The power of the unit is also important, as it will dictate how efficiently it will cool the room. Like standard air conditioners, BTUs indicate the cooling power of a PTAC unit. You’ll want to choose the right amount of BTUs for the space you’re cooling. We can help you choose a PTAC unit that offers the ideal amount of BTUs for the space you will be cooling.
Heat source. A heat pump or electricity? A PTAC heat pump will cost a bit more initially but will cost you less to operate in the long run, while electric heat has a lower upfront cost but costs more to run.
The plug type. Make sure you choose a PTAC that features a plug that corresponds with the outlet it will be plugged into.
Amperage. You’ll also need to consider the amperage of the unit, which should correspond with the breaker that it will be connected to.
Energy efficiency. Lastly, the energy efficiency of the unit should be taken into consideration. The higher the energy efficiency ratio (EER), the more efficient the unit will be.
Brothers Supply Corporation: The Most Trusted PTAC Distributor and Installer in the Tri-State AreaWhen the property owners of Long Island, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania are looking for PTAC units for sale, Brothers Supply Corporation is the first company they call. For more than 40 years, we’ve been the leading supplier of heating and cooling supplies, including PTAC units.We offer a wide selection of PTAC units in a variety of sizes and configurations. Our team of technicians will help you select the best model to meet your specific needs; we’ll expertly install and maintain it for you, too. At Brothers Supply Corporation, our goal is to ensure the comfort and safety of every client we serve, and with a PTAC unit, you can be sure that you will enjoy highly efficient heating and cooling.To learn more or to schedule a consultation, please contact us today. One of our associates will be happy to assist you with all of your needs.