Hotels and the hospitality industry are constantly looking for ways to improve their guest experience and reduce operating costs. Depending on the hotel’s size and class, energy costs can account for a substantial portion of the operating budget, ranging from 15% to 35%. One of the biggest expenses for hotels is their air conditioning system, which accounts for a significant portion of their electricity expenses. Industry experts claim that air conditioning accounts for almost 50% of the power consumption, followed by motors and elevators making for about 30%, and lighting making for about 10% of the toal power consumed. A 100-room hotel, dependent on the kind of hotel, on average would consume between 3,000 and 4,000 units of electricity per day. 

When it comes to commercial AC requirements, there are a few things that are crucial for hotels and other hospitality establishments. Firstly, the AC must be energy efficient, as it needs to operate continuously to maintain a comfortable environment for guests. Hotels can lower their electricity costs and minimize their environmental footprint by prioritizing energy efficiency measures.

Secondly, the AC must be reliable and durable, as it needs to operate around the clock, year-round. Thirdly, hotels and hospitality establishments look for ACs that are easy to maintain. Fourthly, hotels are looking for better sustainability credentials, and the increased usage of ACs accounts for a higher carbon footprint. An increasing number of people are becoming environmentally aware when they travel, and this has led many individuals and corporations to consider a hotel’s eco-friendliness when making decisions. Energy efficiency plays a crucial role in obtaining a green building certification, which is an important aspect of sustainable and responsible hotel operations. Finally, hotels and hospitality establishments look for ACs that are aesthetically pleasing and blend in with the decor of the room.

To address these issues, Chilton Refrigeration Industries has developed a revolutionary air conditioning system, the Chilton Dual Purpose AC, or DP-AC for short. Traditional air conditioning units can only provide cooling, but the Chilton DP-AC has revolutionized the concept of air conditioning altogether. This innovative AC system not only provides efficient cooling but also produces free hot water, making it an ideal choice for the hospitality industry. Let’s delve deeper into why Chilton DP-AC is the smart choice for hotels.

Cooling Capacity, Power Saving, and Energy Efficiency

 The Chilton DP-AC has a cooling capacity of 5099 watts for a 1.5-ton AC unit. However, what sets it apart is its power-saving capacity. According to the Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Ministry of Power, a three-star split AC consumes 1380 watts, while the Chilton DP-AC consumes only 924 watts, as per tests conducted by the Psychometric Lab Test, Pune. This results in a total power saving of 456 watts. The total power saved in heating water is 944 watts with the free hot water supplied by the DP-AC. This translates to a total power saving of 1400 watts/hour. The Chilton DP-AC can help hotels save up to Rs.85,848 annually in cold rooms where the AC runs at 100% capacity. While in hotel rooms and restaurants, where the AC runs at 50% capacity, the savings can be up to Rs.42,924 annually. 

Water heating is a major contributor to energy consumption in hotels. Implementing an alternative system that provides both cooling and a low-cost source of hot water can lead to significant savings.

Energy Efficiency Ratio or EER is a measure of an air conditioner’s cooling output divided by its power consumption. The higher the EER, the more efficient the AC is. A traditional AC has an EER of 3.69, whereas the Chilton AC has an EER of 5.51, and the new innovative Chilton DP-AC has an impressive EER of 6.54. This means that not only does the Chilton DP-AC consume less power, but it also provides more cooling output, making it a cost-effective and efficient choice for hotels.

Reduced Carbon Footprint

In today’s world, environmental sustainability is a crucial consideration for all industries. The Chilton DP-AC helps hotels to reduce their carbon footprint by 10400 kg/unit/year, which is a significant contribution towards fighting climate change. This reduction in the Global Warming Potential (GWP) by 53% helps to mitigate the impact of climate change, reducing the occurrence of heavy rains, high winters, and seasonal changes in weather patterns. Additionally, the Chilton DP-AC reduces the hot air pumped into the atmosphere by 21% by using the heat produced in the cooling process to heat water. This reduction in heat sink pockets in cities is a significant step towards sustainable living. By using the R32 refrigerant, the Chilton DP-AC also helps to reduce ozone depletion.

Accreditation and Recognition

 The Chilton DP-AC is patented and has been tested at NIT Calicut, IIT Chennai, and Psychometric Lab, Pune. The Chilton DP-AC was also recognized by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Ministry of Power, and was awarded the SEEM Innovative Energy Product National Award in 2021.

This innovation in air conditioning technology would help hotels and the hospitality industry to get accredited and recognized for their sustainable practices. With increasing awareness about the environment, guests are more likely to choose hotels that demonstrate a commitment to sustainability. With its energy-saving capabilities, reduced carbon footprint, safety features, and easy maintenance, the Chilton DP-AC is a game-changer for the hospitality industry.

In conclusion, the Chilton DP-AC is an innovative product that is revolutionizing the way hotels and other commercial spaces think about air conditioning. Its dual-purpose feature, energy efficiency, reliability, durability, ease of maintenance, and aesthetics make it the ideal solution for any hotel or hospitality establishment looking to enhance its experience. With the Chilton DP-AC, hotels can provide their guests with a comfortable experience while also reducing their carbon footprint and utility bills.