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TIME TO ACT: Save 20% or more on HVAC. It’s important now more than ever for a sustainable future!
Optimizing PTAC units with a “smart” device is a fast, easy, and cost-effective way to achieve Residential HVAC Energy Savings. A Packaged Terminal Air Conditioner is a type of self-contained heating and air conditioning system commonly found in: Hotels, Motels, Senior Housing Facilities, Hospitals, Condominiums, Apartment Buildings, and Add-on Rooms & Sunrooms.
Business owners and homeowners face increasing challenges with energy costs to save energy and money in New Jersey. PTAC Energy Saver offers an Adaptive Climate Controller (ACC). It is a proven HVAC energy saving devicethat quickly installs on PTAC units. There are many companies that claim to produce energy savings, but the ACC device is multi-panted and proven over many years. Plus, it has extensive validation tests by organizations such as:
- ConEdison, Manhattan Plaza New York City
- Environmental Test Laboratory, Ohio
- EME Consulting Engineers (Third Party), Sponsored by NYSERDA, New York
- State University of New York, Oneonta, NY
- Tim Garrison (Third Party Testing)
- McQuay Cooling Tests
- Purdue University Tests (Phoenix)
- ConEdison Tests by ERS
Typically, when an HVAC system turns off, shortly after, the blower fan motor turns off. The ACC reprograms the blower fan not to shut off but to throttle back the rpm airflow to an exceptionally low speed, quiescent level airflow or “idle speed”. This allows for a gentle but continuous air movement into the building that helps keep equilibrium of climate conditions in the occupied space and saved energy.
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Here is an example of some Residential HVAC Energy Saving info for New Jersey:
A provision in the state’s energy master plan has critics clamoring for change.
The Fuel Merchants Association of New Jersey has launched a campaign seeking to head off portions of the state’s energy master plan that would require ubiquitous use of electric heating systems, charging they will cost households several times more than predicted while still proving unreliable in cold weather.
The master plan estimates the costs of installing an electric heating system as falling between $4,000 and $7,000, but a study conducted by the Massachusetts-based biofuels firm Diversified Energy Specialists commissioned by the Fuel Merchants Association that examined installation costs found the average electrification cost ranges from $12,000 and $22,000, with costs for new homes and gutted buildings falling on the low end.
“A lot of consumers who have these electric heat pumps need back-up heat sources because they simply cannot heat the whole home efficiently enough,” said Jeanette Hoffman, a spokeswoman for the Smart Heat NJ campaign. “The house doesn’t get warm enough with one electric heat pump.”
Gov. Phil Murphy enacted the energy master plan, a roadmap to reach 100% renewable energy by 2050, through executive order in 2019. Future governors can nix parts of the plan, but the Senate has approved a bill that would codified the energy goals it established. The bill has yet to advance in the Assembly.
The plan doesn’t call for homeowners to replace their heating systems with a pump until 2030, and technological advances could lessen the need for reserve heat systems.
“These are not your parent’s heat pumps,” said Doug O’Malley, director of Environment New Jersey, a supporter of the master plan. “Heat pump technology has come a long way in the last decade plus, so much so that the governor of Maine, Janet Mills, signed legislation to mandate heat pump installation in Maine. Obviously, it’s colder up there.”
Mills, a Democrat, in 2019 signed a bill that requires Maine to install 100,000 heat pumps over five years, though in some cases those pumps are meant as secondary heat sources.
These heating systems are seeing adoption in other states known for colder weather than New Jersey. Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, a Republican, in March signed a bill that altered state tax incentives to support residents who replace fossil-fuel-based systems with electric ones.
Some air-source pumps can heat and cool, potentially offsetting costs related to replacing freestanding air-conditioning systems.