Condensing Gas Rooftop Units
Condensing gas rooftop units (C-RTU) are becoming more available and popular for commercial buildings where high efficiency and lower operating costs are attractive benefits. C-RTUs provide a big upgrade over traditional gas furnaces providing 10-15% higher heating efficiency and up to 11.5% reduction in gas energy usage.
Condensing Rooftop Units (C-RTUs) Bring Promise of Higher Efficiency and Reduced Building Operating Costs
Rooftop units (RTUs)—HVAC appliances installed on building roofs—are commonly used in commercial applications due to their inherent convenience: RTUs package heating and cooling equipment together in a space that doesn’t take up precious real estate and is still accessible to technicians.Resources
Condensing Rooftop Unit Field Study Final Report
Condensing rooftop units (CRTUs) have been identified as an efficient natural gas technology with energy savings potential in Northwest commercial buildings. CRTUs face several challenges in becoming a widespread technology, including higher upfront cost, added complexity managing condensate, contractor unfamiliarity with the technology, and limited manufacturer offerings.Resources
Condensing Rooftop Unit Field Study Summary Report
To better understand challenges and to evaluate field performance, user acceptance, reliability, and energy savings potential in the Northwest, NEEA partnered with local utilities and businesses to install and monitor four condensing rooftop units (C-RTUs). This report summarizes the field study results from those four units during the 2018/2019 heating season. For more detailed information and findings, view the C-RTU Field Study Final Report at: betterbricks.com/resources/condensing-rooftop-unit-field-study-final-reportResources