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Friedrich Kuhl Plus Series EM18M34

17,500 BTU Room Air Conditioner with 4,200 Watt Electric Heat, R-410A Refrigerant, 10.7 Energy Efficiency Ratio and LCD Panel/Remote Control

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Description
Since its founding in 1883, Friedrich Air Conditioning Co. has had one manufacturing standard - quality without compromise. Over the years, the company's products have changed, but the commitment to quality has endured.

Today, the fundamental direction of Friedrich is to be the top manufacturer of specialty air treatment products for the worldwide market. Moving the company forward are dedicated employees who are committed to excellence and have a passion to succeed. Friedrich is a company that is respected for a high degree of integrity and professionalism, as well as being recognized as the best in the business. The Friedrich name is synonymous with quality... shaped by the spirit that launched this company over a century ago. Available at AJ Madison.

Comfort has a bold new look.
An entirely new, satin silver front with illuminated touch controls places Kühl and Kühl + Heat/Cool at the forefront of room air design. And now you can personalize your space with optional designer color fronts. New, advanced digital controls intuitively provide comfort, convenience and ease of use and allow for a range of programmability previously only associated with high-end central air systems.

At the heart of each unit, you'll find the durable components and heavy duty construction that you expect from Friedrich. Engineering details like heavy gauge steel, rifled copper tubing, high tech aluminum fins with sine wave technology, aluminum end plates that reduce corrosion, totally-enclosed commercial grade motors, high efficiency compressors, vibration absorbing technology and insulated air plenums. All details that ensure years of reliable performance and quiet operation.
Energy Info
This air conditioner has an Energy Efficiency Rating of 10.7 and has an estimated yearly operating cost of $136.03.

The estimated yearly operating cost is based on the 2007 national average cost of $.1065 cents per kWh for electricity. Your operating cost will depend on your utility rates and usage.
Specifications
Specifications
Cooling Capacity: 17,500/17,200 BTU
Heating Capacity: 13,000/10,600 BTU
Volts Rated: 230/208 Volts
Cooling Amps: 7.4/8.0 Amps
Cooling Watts: 1,635/1,617 Watts
Heating Amps: 19.5/17.0 Amps
Heating Watts: 4,200/3,500 Watts
COP: 3.1
Energy Efficiency Ratio (ERR): 10.7/10.7
Moisture Removal: 4.6 Pints/Hr.
Room Side Air Circulation: 350 CFM
Sleeve Type: M
Circuit Rating/Breaker
Circuit Rating Breaker or T-D Fuse: 250V - 30A
Plug Face (NEMA#): 6-30P
Power Cord Length: 4 Ft.
Dimensions and Weights
Width: 25 15/16"
Depth with Front: 29"
Shell Depth to Louvers: 8 3/4"
Height: 17 15/16"
Min. Extension Into Room: 5 3/4"
Min. Extension Outside: 16 15/16"
Window Width - Min.: 27 3/8"
Window Width - Max.: 42"
Net Weight: 160 Lbs.
Thru-the-Wall Installation Finished Hole
Width: 26 3/16"
Max. Depth: 7 3/8"
Height: 16 3/16"
Features
  • Comfort and Convenience
  • Commercial grade durability.
  • Optional wired wall thermostat.
  • Built-in programmable 7 day thermostat.
  • 24 hr. timer.
  • 3 cooling, heating and fan-only speeds.
  • Automatic temperature and fan speed adjustment.
  • Comfortwatch technology samples the air to more accurately maintain the set temperature.
  • 8-way air flow control.
  • Auto-changeover from cool to heat, or heat to cool, to maintain desired temperature.
  • Temperature readout can alternately display set temperature, room temperature and outdoor temperature, or digital clock as selected.
  • Optional control panel lockout.
  • Scratch resistant cabinet.
  • LCD panel auto dims if not in use.
  • Nightlight mode.
  • 7 yr. battery provides back up system that saves settings if power is interrupted.
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  • Superior Sound Reduction Technology
  • Steel inner wall and extra dense insulation materials block outdoor noise.
  • Vibration isolating design and components diminish traditional operating noise.
  • Precision engineering maximizes air flow while delivering ultraquiet operation.
  • Superior Filtration
  • Superior fresh air intake and stale air exhaust vent.
  • Washable, antimicrobial air filter.
  • Optional premium filter when used in conjuction with standard filter provides superior air filtration with ratings as high as MERV 6, while also adsorbing odors and reducing ozone and VOCs.
  • Hinged door for easy filter access for easier maintenance.
  • Electronic maintenance indicators include check filter reminder and error code storage.
  • Earth Friendly
  • Auto Fan mode saves money by conserving energy.
  • Energy Star qualified.
  • Environmentally-friendly R-410A refrigerant.
  • Recyclable packaging.
  • RoHS compliant.
  • Safety and Security Features
  • EntryGard anti-intrusion protection-steel retaining wire secures the chassis to the sleeve to deter 'kick-in' intrusion.
  • Electrical current protected powercord.
  • Insect barrier.
  • Protective rear grille.
  • Installation Features
  • Install in a window or thru the-wall.
  • Slide-out chassis for more permanent installation and easier access for maintenance.
  • Optional heavy duty window installation hardware.
  • Rugged hardboard side panels for a more permanent installation.
  • Power cord can run either left or right.
  • Firm grip handles for easier chassis installation and removal.
  • Front cover attaches easily and securely. Nut driver included.
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Product Reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 by 1 reviewer.
Rated 5 out of 5 by High quality AC I just replaced my 20+ year old wall unit with this unit. Since it's a wall installation, I wanted a unit that would be A) worth the effort needed to do a wall install B) Nice enough that when it breaks down the line I will be willing to pay someone to fix it rather than swap out for a new one. The logic being that a wall install takes 2 people at least 4 hrs (actually it will be more like 6-8 once I replaster and redo the exterior flashing). And this is a case where the hole is already in the wall! So with my new unit I was looking for something that could last 20 years. I am happy to say that these Friedrich Kuhl units definitely fit the bill. I just installed it yesterday. It of course cools nicely, and has a programmable thermostat, slick remote control, and very well thought out commands. The LED display is a great touch, and I especially like that the display fades out after you've made your command changes - ie it won't be casting a pale light all night unless you want it to. The ability to hook the unit up to a hardwired thermostat is a plus. Additionally, you can 'handicap' the units thermostat by giving it a temperature offset - this helps get around problems where the area around the AC gets really cold and it shuts itself off, even when 10 feet over it is still well above the setpoint. The styling is excellent. For a wall install, that will be there many years, I think styling is actually important. It's the type of small touch that will make a difference when it comes time to sell a house. In our case the beige cover matches our'eggshell' dining room color quite well. The craftsmanship is a step above all other AC units I've seen. No doubt about that. Again, this thing is meant to last a long time. The slider that controls fresh air, recirc, or exhaust modes has a wonderful smooth yet solid feel to it. Nuff said. Our only hitch was the plug. Since I bought this unit with the resistive heater, the plug was one of those giant 220 versions like you would use for an electric stove. So I had to swap out the outlet. So double check your plug-types. I won't be using the heating capability extensively, but will use it a little in the winter to supplement baseboard heat on some very cold mornings. In conclusion, I'd highly recommend a Friedrich Kuhl unit. 7/8/11
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Dimensions

  • Width : 25 15/16"
  • Depth : 29"
  • Height : 17 15/16"

Features

  • Type : Window / Wall
  • Chassis Type : Slide Out
  • Wall Sleeve Included : No
  • Cooling Capacity (BTU) : 17500
  • Maximum Cooling Amps : 8
  • Maximum Cooling Watts : 1635
  • Heating Capacity (BTU) : 13000
  • Maximum Heating Amps : 19.5
  • Maximum Heating Watts : 4200
  • Heat : Electric Heat
  • CFM Room Circulation : 350
  • Energy Efficiency Rating : 10.7
  • Control Type : Digital
  • Remote Control Included : Yes
  • PTAC : No
  • Window Type : Standard

Technical Details

  • Energy Star Rated : No
  • CEE Rating : Not Available
  • ADA Compliant : No
  • Plug Type : 6-30P
  • Voltage : 230/208 Volts
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