Built to last. Trusted for generations
For generations, families have trusted Friedrich to build products of lasting quality. Quality that has won awards time and again.
Today they build that trust into the next generation of products. Smart, programmable models that are easy to use, provide fast, powerful cooling and achieve exceptional energy efficiency.
Built for the most demanding applications
Friedrichs are built tough with a 20 gauge heavy steel to create a more robust air conditioner cabinet that will withstand years of hard use. The aluminum rear grille protects the unit from damage and vandalism. Virtually no one else offers this feature. The solid sleeve top keeps out falling debris, which can obstruct the fan and prevent it from turning, thus damaging the unit. The fan motor is a larger, commercial grade fan motor that runs at a lower temperature than smaller fan motors, which prevents the unit from overheating and contributes to a longer life. It is totally enclosed for maximum protection and longer life.
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|