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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 Tennessee. PTAC Energy Saver offers an Adaptive Climate Controller (ACC). It is a proven HVAC energy saving device that 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 Tennessee:
Tennessee electricity companies ask customers to help conserve power during heat wave
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — Electricity companies across the Midstate urge Tennesseans to conserve energy during extreme times of heat.
Nashville Electric Service (NES) is asking customers to help conserve energy and lower the heavy demand on the electric system during the current heat wave.
The statement from NES comes after the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) requested a voluntary reduction in customer electric usage as a precautionary measure. Recent high temperatures are causing an increase in electric use across the Southeast, and TVA is asking both residential and commercial customers to reduce their usage beginning immediately until further notice.
“When temperatures are high for an extended period of time, like we are experiencing now, people use more energy, which can put a strain on the electrical system,” said Sylvia Smith, vice president of customer services, NES. “Our power grid is still capable of meeting demands during this time, but this voluntary request to conserve energy will help us continue to provide safe and reliable power to Nashville.”
The NES provided a list of additional ways customers can help:
- Set your thermostat no lower than 78 degrees and use ceiling fans to keep air flowing when you’re at home and to reduce the feels-like temperature when you’re in a room.
- Remember to turn a fan off when you leave the room.
- Put off chores that involve electric appliances, such as dishwashing and laundry, during peak power times (10 a.m. to 8 p.m.).
- Use the microwave instead of the oven for cooking your meals.
- Turn off lights when you leave the room and unplug unused electronics.
- Keep garage doors closed as much as possible. This will help slow hot air from trickling into your home.
- Keep curtains and blinds closed on the sunny side of your home to block out some of the heat and open blinds on the shady side to provide natural lighting without raising the temperature.
CDE Lightband located in Clarksville, Tennessee also urges customers to conserve electricity during times of extreme heat.