PINEBROOK, N.J.—Fujitsu General America, a leading provider of ductless cooling and heating systems and VRF technology for residential and commercial use, introduces its award-winning Split Terminal Heat Pump (STHP) HVAC series for use in hotel, motel, and all other types of lodging properties. The innovative inverter-driven heat pump offers a more energy-efficient, reliable, and quieter alternative to conventional Packaged Terminal Air Conditioner (PTAC) and Packaged Terminal Heat Pump (PTHP) units—ideal for either system upgrading or new construction.
The 2022 Dealer Design Award-winning system offers an array of features and benefits to optimize overall return-on-investment and end-user guest experience. STHP units boast up to a 58 percent reduction in electricity costs because they reach the set temperature faster than their PTAC counterparts and maintain the desired temperature for a longer period. They provide up to a 21.3 SEER rating, well above the Energy Star minimum of 14.5 for air conditioners. Perfect for extreme weather, the systems are effective even with outdoor temperatures as low as 5 degrees. The systems are a solid long-term investment proving to have two to three times the lifespan of most PTACs and are supported by a 10-year parts warranty, representing a customer commitment that is twice as long as many PTAC warranties.
“American hotels spend a whopping $2,196 per available room each year on energy, representing about 6 percent of all operating costs,” said Dennis Stinson, Vice President of Sales for Fujitsu General America. “Our new STHP series makes good business sense by delivering a powerful combination of energy-saving capability that effectively slashes bills in half and provides superior system performance.”
Management is empowered with complete advanced system control by incorporating various potential options. Interlocking with external devices make the system capable of being controlled through a field supplied key card switch or other sensors. Compatible with Fujitsu’s BACnet and Modbus gateways, it can be easily integrated into most centralized building management systems. Various remote-control options are available including Fujitsu’s free FGLair app that enables remote operation via smartphone or tablet anytime or anywhere.
The new systems are up to 87 percent quieter than a standard PTAC system. Constant comfort levels are optimized with seven louver settings with auto-swing offering control that can be adjusted in multiple steps. This customization means there is better air mixing to eliminate stratification when heating and the user can direct cold air where needed when cooling a room. The indoor unit includes a handheld remote control for optimal guest convenience.
For more information, visit the Fujitsu General America website at www.fujitsugeneral.com.