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Friedrich

June 15, 2012 13:02 ET

Friedrich's New Kuhl Room Air Conditioner, a Game Changer for the Facility Management Industry

Facility Managers Now Have the Ability to Control Energy Consumption on a Large Scale Even When Dealing With Individual Room Cooling Units

SAN ANTONIO, TX--(Marketwire - Jun 15, 2012) - The new 2012 Friedrich Kuhl room air conditioner with optional Wi-Fi control is the first room cooling solution that can simplify building operations management and curtail energy consumption in dorms, apartments, commercial and industrial facilities. http://friedrich.com/products/commercial/window/kuhl

"Kuhl's new wireless capabilities open up a whole new dimension of building energy management," said Jane Deming, Marketing Manager for Friedrich. "Kuhl is a game changer for the facility management industry."

Facilities management personnel are now able to remotely control units including turning units on or off, adjusting set points, creating custom 7-day operating schedules and accessing operating data.

Additionally, 2012 Kuhl units can be grouped and managed together for zone cooling or building-wide control. It eliminates energy waste conditioning unoccupied spaces and conserves expensive personnel resources since most unit control features can be handled remotely.

"The Kuhl was developed with an open protocol design, offering connectivity to not only our own proprietary management programs, but also to other building management programs," added Deming. This ability gives facility managers the option to control energy consumption on a large scale, even when dealing with individual room cooling units.

Kuhl is the first Smart Grid enabled room air conditioner, which offers professionals additional ways to maximize energy control and savings.
"Kuhl is so technologically advanced, that the excitement surrounding it is palpable," said Deming.

Kuhl is a commercial grade product engineered for durability, quiet operation and energy efficiency. Kuhl is constructed with robust materials like heavy-gauge galvanized steel, rifled copper tubing and high-tech aluminum fins. And, Friedrich engineers incorporate components, like fully enclosed fan motors that will extend the life of the air conditioner.

"Kuhl was engineered for quiet operation," explained Deming. "The air flow systems are tested for powerful and precise air distribution which means faster cooling when you need it most."

Kuhl's superior filtration system absorbs odors and reduces ozone as well as other volatile organic compounds to achieve up to a MERV 6 effectiveness rating. EntryGard™ adds anti-intrusion protections and secures the unit to its sleeve.

To experience Kuhl, go to Find Your Friedrich and find the model that best suits your needs. (http://friedrich.com/products/commercial/find-your-friedrich)

FriedrichLink™ (coming summer 2012) is the online interface that allows control of the 2012 Kuhl or Kuhl+ units remotely using a computer, tablet or smartphone. FriedrichLink allows temperature adjustments, custom schedule creation, and utility function management. Requires FriedrichLink Adapter (optional accessory, sold separately; part number: KWIFI) or, use the adapter as a thumb drive to upload a customized schedule to one or many Kuhl units.

Friedrich=Quality & Innovation -- Friedrich has been in business since 1883 and is based in San Antonio, Texas. The company has a rich history that includes pioneering the first commercial refrigeration business. Friedrich began manufacturing room air conditioners in 1952.

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The new 2012 Friedrich Kuhl with optional Wi-Fi control is the first room cooling solution that can simplify building operations management. Facility managers now have the ability to control energy consumption on a large scale even when dealing with individual room cooling units. Friedrich's Kuhl is a commercial grade product engineered for durability, quiet operation and energy efficiency.

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