PTAC Energy Saver for Residential HVAC Energy Savings in Illinois


Posted on Tuesday 14th June 2022
PTAC Energy Saver for Residential HVAC Energy Savings

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 Illinois.  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.

PTAC Energy Saver can help you navigate the complexity of HVAC energy saving choices: CONTACT PTAC Energy Saver

Here is an example of some Residential HVAC Energy Saving info for Illinois:

Chicago Residents Would Save Thousands By Switching From Gas to Electric Heat, CUB Study Finds

CHICAGO, Oct. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- With winter heating bills projected to balloon by as much 35 percent and Peoples Gas customers struggling to afford the utility's controversial pipe-replacement program, a study released Thursday by the Citizens Utility Board (CUB) finds that Chicagoresidents could slash their energy costs by up to $47,000 over the next three decades by replacing gas furnaces with a highly efficient alternative.    

CUB's latest study, "Better Heat: The Economics of Residential Building Electrification in the City of Chicago," focuses on electric "heat pumps," an ever-improving technology that can cool a home in the summer, but in the winter functions like a central air-conditioning unit in reverse, circulating hot air into a household. CUB's research team found that households that "cut the pipe" and switch from natural gas to a heat pump would enjoy lifetime savings ranging from $24,716 to $47,104. In total that could potentially generate between $25.3 billion and $28.9 billion in cumulative savings for Chicago residents over the next 34 years.

"The status quo with natural gas heat is unsustainable from both a financial and environmental point of view," said CUB Executive Director David Kolata. "If Chicago wants to meet its important climate goals and protect its residents from out-of-control energy costs, we have to give consumers a clean, affordable alternative to heat their homes."

CUB evaluated the costs and benefits associated with replacing natural gas with heat pumps under a variety of residential conditions. It found that the amount of annual savings attributed to heat pumps and the length of the full-payback cycle – the point at which the cumulative sum of those yearly reductions equals the upfront cost of installing the new system – varies depending on the occupancy of the residential building and the useful life remaining on its furnace.  

But across all scenarios, heat pumps will pay for themselves in as little as three years, and no more than eleven, while continuing to compile savings for as long as they're in operation, according to the analysis.  Specifically, people in new construction or those needing to replace both their furnace and central air conditioners at the end of their service life would see immediate monthly savings. Households that just need to replace their gas furnace would have a 3 year to 6 year payback period. 

In a retrofit scenario, where the furnace still has life in it, the payback period is longest at eleven years which is typical of other significant energy improvements, such as installing solar panels, according to CUB's study. 

These savings numbers, while significant, don't factor in the substantial public health benefits of replacing natural gas with cleaner alternatives. RMI estimated that air pollution from burning fuels in buildings led to an estimated $12.5 billion in Illinois health impact costs in 2017.

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