New 'quiet' air conditioner helps hotels, their guests

New 'quiet' air conditioner helps hotels, their guests

GE’s new Zoneline packaged terminal air conditioners (PTACs) are engineered to be more reliable and quiet for hotel/motel customers, as well as provide energy efficiency and easier installation and maintenance. Photo courtesy of GE

Two of the biggest complaints among hotel guests opportunities for guests are room temperature and noise, both of which typically are connected air conditioners. Just ask front desk employees, who hear about it frequently, or read online review.

GE’s new Zoneline packaged terminal air conditioners (PTACs), touted as a tool to combat those types of complaints, are engineered for reliable and quietness, as well as provide energy efficiency. The units are designed for easier installation and maintenance.

The No. 1 priority for hotel owners when it comes to PTACs is having a reliable, dependable unit. If the unit isn’t working, the room cannot be sold, which means a loss of revenue for hotel/motel owners,” said Liz VerSchure, GE’s product general manager for consumer comfort. “GE has millions of installed Zoneline units with an excellent service record.”

Hospitality industry data shows that when guests are not pleased with the temperature or noise of their room, two-thirds are unlikely to return to the hotel, and one-third are unlikely to recommend a hotel, according to analytics firm Clarabridge.

The PTAC’s new features include:

Reliability: GE Zoneline PTACs offer consistent performance and comfort for guests. Its redesigned structure and easy-access front controls simplify service.

Quiet:An extra seal surrounding the edge keeps dirt and excess noise outside, along with a heavy-duty mastic seal for extra sound deadening and two fan motors for quiet operation.

Efficiency:GE’s Zoneline units are on average 8 percent more energy efficient than the leading competitor’s units. Specially designed sentinels protect property by preventing overheating and freezing, all while enhancing efficiency in extreme elements. Zoneline PTACs come standard with highly featured microprocessors for efficient operation.

Appearance: A backlit, coverless control panel with white, dimmable LED lighting makes the functions easier to read. 

Topics: Automation and Controls, Building Owners and Managers, Energy Audit / Energy Management, Energy Recovery & Heat Recovery Ventilation, Energy Saving Products, Great Commercial Buildings, Hospitality, HVAC - Heating, Cooling, and Ventilation, Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), Interiors, Technology, Urban Planning and Design, Ventilation

Companies: General Electric

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