A Packaged Terminal Air-Conditioner is a separate encased combination of both heating and cooling that is normally mounted through the wall. It has refrigeration components and forced ventilation and utilizes reverse cycle refrigeration as its prime heating source and generally has another heating supplement. This type of unit is generally larger than a typical through-the-wall air conditioner. Through-the-wall, zoned heating and cooling systems have been around for many decades. Hundreds of thousands Packaged Terminal Air Conditioner and Heat Pump (PTHP) products provide year-round comfort in multi-room, multi-story buildings such as hotels/motels, office buildings, condominiums, assisted living facilities, apartments, dormitories, hospitals, nursing homes and schools.
There are many manufacturers of PTAC units including:
- General Electric
Packaged Terminal Air-Conditioners are an efficient way to cool and heat a room with limited utility space with one piece of equipment. Since most units are about 42″ wide you may need to cut a section out of the wall to install one. PTAC units are generally more expensive than window air conditioners but, if you are planning to both cool and heat a room without having separate systems and duct work, then you could possibly save up to 20% a year on electricity.
As on of Atlanta’s top rated HVAC contractors, All Quality Heating & Air installs, services and repairs Packaged Terminal Air-Conditioners. Call us at 770-399-7838 or contact us for information on sales or service.