SAN ANTONIO, Texas–At the 2019 National Hardware Show held May 7-9 in Las Vegas this year, Friedrich Air Conditioning Co. (booth # 4317) is unveiling the greatest breadth and depth of Wi-Fi-enabled room A/C product options, earning the mantle as the leading manufacturer of smart room air conditioning solutions.
That includes updates for the popular Friedrich Kühl line, which will now offer integrated Wi-Fi capabilities. Kühl’s advanced connectivity goes beyond enabling customers to remotely control their units via computers and smart phones. With Friedrich Kühl, users can set schedules, and even group multiple units so that they can be singularly controlled as a form of building management, similar to a larger central system.
Friedrich also is incorporating the same advanced technology as part of its WallMaster line this year. Friedrich WallMaster is a through-the-wall A/C unit designed exclusively to fit perfectly into a 27-inch sleeve. That’s essential for New York and other East coast city residents who live in historic buildings or high-rise apartments with existing sleeves that require the right-sized unit only Friedrich can provide.
“With other manufacturers, smart technology may be available only for certain A/C models,” said Michael Brief, Friedrich Division Vice President – Retail. “Friedrich has a nearly 70-year history of focusing exclusively on manufacturing the most innovative A/C solutions on the market. Integrating smart technology throughout our complete room A/C product lines–from our largest down to the smallest units–is further proof of that strong leadership.”
Updated for 2019, Friedrich’s Chill Premier and Uni-Fit lines also will have Wi-Fi capabilities, allowing customers to control their A/C units with their smart devices. With Kühl, WallMaster, Chill Premier and Uni-Fit, customers can now choose from Friedrich’s wide variety of Wi-Fi-enabled room A/C units that are either window or through-the-wall options, ranging from 5,200 to 35,000 BTUs with models designed to fit nearly any budget.
For all of its Wi-Fi-enabled product lines, Friedrich is unveiling an updated, simple-to-use wireless platform interface, making it intuitive for customers to control their A/C units easily via their smart devices and set their comfort level from anywhere, at any time. Friedrich’s new platform also will be compatible with both Amazon Echo and Google Home.
“Smart technology not only allows for greater efficiency and control, it’s more convenient and adaptable,” said Brief. “Plus, Friedrich backs it all up with in-home service and personal support from our U.S.-based customer call center. That gives customers even more choice when it comes to innovative, customizable room A/C options, along with reliable support to help ensure their satisfaction.”
About Friedrich Air Conditioning Co.
Founded in 1883, Friedrich has manufactured room air conditioners since 1952. Friedrich is a leading manufacturer of air conditioners and other home environment products. Constructed of the highest quality components, Friedrich products are built to exacting standards and are among the most sophisticated, energy efficient and quietest available. For more information, please visit www.friedrich.com