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SERVPRO of Yuma Cleans HVAC and PTAC systems

4/3/2023 (Permalink)

PTAC unit in a hotel room SERVPRO of Yuma cleans PTAC cooling and heating unit in hotel rooms.

The Value of Packaged Thermal Air Conditioning in a Desert

Imagine life in the Yuma area without AC. That's why Packaged Thermal Air Conditioning (PTAC) units provide comfort for hotel guests, residents of senior living communities, and everywhere else they are in use. The benefits of a fully functional PTAC system cannot be understated. However, a PTAC unit that is not functioning correctly will be a constant source of guest (resident) unhappiness and complaints. Like all appliances, PTAC units require servicing and care to operate reliably at peak efficiency.

A recent industry survey revealed that the average lifetime of these units is about seven years. However, with proper care, PTAC units can last up to ten years. Energy efficiency technology and performance have improved dramatically in the past few years and may entice consumers to replace older units sooner. These newly manufactured units are now charged with an EPA-mandated alternative refrigerant, R-410A, which is less harmful to our atmosphere and the ozone layer. Testing reveals these new models are more efficient and will last longer than the previous technology when correctly cared for.

How Often Should a PTAC Unit be Cleaned?

Whether you have old or current PTAC units, they should be cleaned at least once each month or more often in a new facility or rooms with carpeted flooring. Dirty filters will decrease HVAC operating efficiency by as much as 20% while reducing energy costs. A dirty PTAC filter will also increase your energy costs.

SERVPRO of Yuma East, Foothills (and our El Centro location) provides commercial HVAC cleaning, including regular cleaning programs for PTAC units. Please, call our office so we can discuss your requirements and hopefully help you maintain and extend the useful life of your PTAC appliances. 

Our experienced technicians can be reached at 928-247-1180

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