Question - Do I need to clean my PTAC air filters?
Answer - Yes. Filters require a regular cleaning in order to maintain a high level of air quality and extend the life of the unit.
Question - Do I need remote PTAC control using a on the wall thermostat?
Answer - No, but to ensure proper measurement of temperature within your living space it is highly recommended that an on the wall thermostat is used with all PTAC units. This will help the overall feel of temperature within your living space.
Question - What are the key elements in deciding which PTAC to purchase?
Answer - Everyone has their own specific reasons as to why one PTAC is best for you versus another, but we believe that the total cost of ownership for that unit includes elements that must be well thought out before you buy. Some of these issues that you must address include - the cost of repair post purchase, parts availability if you can even source parts easily or at all, serviceability of that unit, ability to tie that unit onto energy management solutions if that is something that you may be interested in doing in future. Above all - energy consumption, noise level and expected life span of that unit is what will provide you with ultimate content with your decision. A poor choice will provide you with years of regret. Just because the unit fits in the hole in the wall is not enough reason to go with the least priced unit.