PTAC Meets ASHRAE Standards
For the lodging, multi-family and commercial building industry, the launch of Friedrich’s new PTAC system is a breath of fresh air.
Called Friedrich FreshAireTM PTAC, Friedrich is introducing the first-ever PTAC to combine an energy efficient inverter compressor with the ability to bring in conditioned make-up air (MUA).
Friedrich FreshAire PTAC is a game-changer for being able to meet ASHRAE 62.1-2013 standards, which require bringing in a specific amount of outdoor air and providing MERV 8 filtration–something that in the past only could be achieved with much larger, more complex and expensive systems. The new Friedrich unit is the only PTAC to incorporate a MERV 8 filter for outdoor air, greatly reducing air particles, allergens and other air impurities brought into the space. Unlike other PTAC units on the market that ineffectively try to improve air quality with inferior secondary refrigeration systems that also increase energy consumption, Friedrich’s FreshAire PTAC makes it convenient for property owners to deliver outstanding room by room indoor air quality, easily and efficiently.
“FreshAire PTAC not only saves building owners money over the long run, but also greatly increases the comfort of occupants,” says TJ Wheeler, Friedrich VP of marketing and product management. “We’re proud to be able to offer a simple, convenient and reliable solution designed to meet the highest standards for indoor air quality in the industry today.”
Easy to install and maintain, cost effective and simple to operate, Friedrich is the first large-scale air conditioning manufacturer to incorporate inverter compressor technology into a PTAC system. Thanks to Friedrich’s Precision InverterTM compressor with variable speed technology, the units are designed to deliver only the amount of cooling or heating needed for the room at any given time, saving energy and money while maintaining even, consistent temperatures. Other benefits include improved dehumidification as compared to single speed PTACs. The inverter compressor also operates quietly by eliminating the abrupt starts and stops to ensure the ultimate comfort of guests and residents.
FreshAire PTAC with Precision Inverter compressor technology makes it simple for property owners to get what they need: Friedrich offers just two capacity options that can deliver the lowest and highest capacity on the market.