Cool & Electric Heat

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Also know as Heat Strip or Resistance Heat, Cool and Electric Heat PTACs (Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners) are  ideal for hotels, living facilities and nursing homes. They use an electric current through wires to heat or cool the rooms. For colder climates, a Heat Pump PTAC is recommended over a standard Cool and Electric Heat PTAC as there are additional components that will help to warm up the room in a more efficient way.


What kind of AC units are in hotels?

For Cool & Electric Heat in hotels, typically PTACs (Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners), their counterparts - PTHPs (Packaged Terminal Heat Pumps) and VTACs (Vertical Terminal Air Conditioner) are most often found in hotel / motel rooms and other hospitality businesses.

What are the AC units in hotels called?

For Cool & Electric Heat, if the AC units are visible in the room, then these are PTACs (Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners) and their counterparts, PTHPs (Packaged Terminal Heat Pumps). If the AC unit is not visible or located within a closet, then a VTAC (Vertical Terminal Air Conditioner) system is being used. However, PTAC and VTAC units are not solely for hotel and motel applications.

How do hotel AC units work?

When in cooling mode the Veriable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) condenser pumps cold refrigerant to all of the fan coil units. For electric heat, the VRF pumps heat refrigerant (instead of cold refrigerant) to the fan coil units.