LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Jan. 22, 2018—Zoneline® packaged terminal air conditioners (PTACs) from GE Appliances are the quietest PTACs in the industry, and for hotel owners, that means greater guest satisfaction and less chance of losing repeat business.
With a standard Sound Transmission Class (STC) of 29 on all models, Zoneline is the industry’s quietest PTAC compared to leading competitors, as independent third-party testing in an accredited acoustical lab shows1. These units produce a low balanced sound that is barely noticeable, and guests will not be disturbed when getting a good night’s rest.
Bad Units Cost Good Customers
In fact, room temperature and noise are two of the biggest complaints hotel and motel guests have. Industry data shows two-thirds of guests are unlikely to return to a hotel after being displeased with the comfort or quiet of their room2.
Also consider that at InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) properties over the past year, inferior air conditioners had the highest number of negative mentions on social platforms—some 600 complaints. Guests cited excessive noise and poor performance as top annoyances.
From cracked covers and corroded coils to loud rattling and missing knobs and louvers, a subpar PTAC spells trouble for hotel owners, and that’s why GE Appliances engineered Zoneline to be not only quiet, but highly reliable and efficient as well. In addition, GE Zoneline air conditoners have a durable design, and a streamlined and fresh new appearance.
These AHRI-certified units can help keep utility and maintenance costs low while blending seamlessly with any room’s décor thanks to additional features and benefits, including:
- Average 7 percent greater efficiency than leading competitive PTACs3—Zoneline heat pump models can save a property with 100 rooms on average $36,000 a year versus electric resistance models4
- A backlit coverless control panel with dimmable LED lights that is easy to see but not too bright at night
- A sleek and streamlined design from the inside out—Zoneline sports the industry’s slimmest façade, leaving more room for guests
- Matching color sleeves also available to blend perfectly with interiors
Step Up to Superior Cooling and Heating
Hotel guests and owners both deserve a good night’s sleep, and it’s easier than ever with GE Appliances’ team of sound acoustics and mechanical engineers on the job. These experts hold advanced degrees in sound acoustics and work each day to develop industry-leading products in a state-of-the-art acoustics lab. It all adds up to the quietest commercial air conditioners with the best sound quality and optimal features for the hospitality industry.
Go online to learn more and select the right Zoneline solution for your property.
1 – Independent third-party testing at a nationally accredited certified acoustical lab, conducted March 2015 and October 2015 in accordance with ASTM and AHRI standards.
2 – Clarabridge ratings and reviews for hospitality data collected July 2013–June 2014.
3 – Zoneline AZ45 and AZ65 series base models, average for EER and COP ratings per AHRI listing May 2016. Efficiency benefits may vary by model and region.
4 – Analysis based on Kansas City, with a heat load of 3400 watts and 12.7 cents/kWh. Individual results will vary with geographic location, occupancy, usage, weather conditions, room temperature settings, heat loss/gain of room(s) in question, utility rates, etc. Analysis based upon occupied room temperature setpoints of 70 degrees Fahrenheit heating and 75 degrees Fahrenheit cooling.
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