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    Question Common HVAC Types in mid-priced hotels

    I would like to get some information around the typical HVAC installation type in mid-prices hotels (think Holiday In Express, Hampton, Best Western) in New York, Georgia and Florida state.

    Would it mainly be individual units in the room (like Window or PTEC/Split type), or they would have central Roof Top units?

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    It wouldn't be any type of system with a central blower that feeds multiple units, since codes prohibit them where people are sleeping. Has something to do with spreading diseases I think.

    So the other common choice besides a PTAC would be some type of "fan coil". This usually means a system with a fan that blows across a chilled water coil for cooling and a hot water coil or electric heating coils for heat.

    These things are sometimes hidden in the ceiling with ductwork that goes to a few diffusers, or they can be free standing units that sit on the floor near the window. I'd say the kind that sit on the floor is more common.

    Actually it kind of follows how nice the hotel is as far as what type of hvac they have.

    Cheapest places get PTACs, mid range get the fan coil convectors that sit on the floor, and the nice places get the hidden units with the real ductwork.

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    I've seen LG VRF systems in a couple Holiday Inns I've stayed in. I know alot of newer hotels are going to VRF.

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    I see mostly WSHP and chilled water fan coils in my parts.


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    Thanks for the input. Very helpful.

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    Those hotels? PTACs, cheap ones.

    There is a new Drury Plaza Hotel near me with VRFs and a high end boutique hotel near work that also has VRFs. It's usually high rise high end hotels that have central systems. Only exception around here is a couple of mid priced downtown built in OLD buildings that use district steam and chilled water.

    Sounds like the Canadians have bigger HVAC budgets when they build their hotels

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaldLoonie View Post
    Those hotels? PTACs, cheap ones.

    There is a new Drury Plaza Hotel near me with VRFs and a high end boutique hotel near work that also has VRFs. It's usually high rise high end hotels that have central systems. Only exception around here is a couple of mid priced downtown built in OLD buildings that use district steam and chilled water.

    Sounds like the Canadians have bigger HVAC budgets when they build their hotels
    Ahh, right, low end hotels... Around here I’ve seen them have PTAC units. Maybe mid range also, I don’t service any of those hotels, and apparently I don’t get out much.


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    I am curious about why a homeowner is interested in this topic.
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    Common HVAC Types in mid-priced hotels

    Quote Originally Posted by kdean1 View Post
    I am curious about why a homeowner is interested in this topic.
    Very thorough research for an upcoming vacation?


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    Quote Originally Posted by kdean1 View Post
    I am curious about why a homeowner is interested in this topic.
    He's an engineer. Asked the same question on another forum.

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