Friedrich air conditioners are a superior product built from high grade materials and components that deliver dependable operation for years after the sale.
Freidrich isolated key components in critical areas and made advancements that not only reduce sound levels, but also improve the quality of the sound. They enhanced the quality and grade of components.
As an industry leading pioneer in energy efficiency, their partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Star program was a natural continuation of their devotion to the development of products that conserve energy and help protect our environment. And, by designing energy efficient products, they help save money on your electric bill.
Friedrich air conditions can be found in some of the world's toughest locations. Oil companies rely on them to cool offshore oil rigs in the most extreme conditions, and military bases and government offices all over the world choose Friedrich. Even industrial and high tech leaders like Northrup Grumman, Eastman Chemical and Kennedy Space Center trust Friedrich commercial grade products for their applications. If they can handle all of these jobs, just think how they'll perform for yours.
How to Choose a Room Air Conditioner
Compared to large capacity central units, room air conditioners have several advantages. The initial cost of a room air conditioning unit is significantly lower than the cost of central air. Because room air conditioners are designed for cooling small spaces, operating costs are reduced. And, room air conditioners can provide personalized temperature and humidity controls that central systems cannot.
Calculating Cooling Capacity
Cooling capacity is the critical factor in properly selecting a room air conditioner. Cooling capacity is measured in British Thermal Units (BTUs) and typical models will range in capacity from 5,000 BTUs to 28,500 BTUs.
Choosing an undersized unit will overwork the unit and it will not cool properly. Choosing an oversized unit will cost more to buy and operate and it will not dehumidify properly.
We can help you to calculate capacity. Be prepared to provide specific information on:
Cooling Capacity by Room Size
- Room Dimensions
- A simple floor plan to show the location of doors and north-facing windows
- The number of people it will serve
- Sources of heat such as lamps, TV and appliances
- An explanation of what's above the intended room
- Your insulation provisions
Measure the length and width of the area to be cooled. Multiply the length by the width to determine square footage or square meters. Locate the room size in the chart below to select the appropriate BTUs. Then use the product information to select the unit for your room. When cooling rooms with uninsulated ceilings, great rooms, or southern or western sun exposures - step up to the next BTU size.
|Sq. Ft.||Sq. m|
|150||14 ||up to 5,000|
This air conditioner has an Energy Efficiency Rating of 9.5 and has an estimated yearly operating cost of $151.34.
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.