SAN ANTONIO, TX— Friedrich has introduced a redesigned WallMaster room air conditioner. The unit, along with the company’s Wi-Fi enabled Kühl window air conditioner, is built in the company’s plant in Monterrey, Mexico.
According to the company, both models have been selling well this season. Sales experienced an uptick early in the summer, as the late spring’s short burst of heat prompted consumers.
“This season, we are running ahead of last year,” said Michael Brief, director of sales, Friedrich. He also noted that sales are up for both the WallMaster and Kühl air conditioners.
The WallMaster has been updated to be a replacement for outdated thru-the-wall air conditioners. It measures 16-¾ inches in height and has been designed to exact standards to fit 27-inch sleeves. Friedrich stated that the commercial-grade quality adds to the unit’s durability and allows for it to be used in new construction retrofit and remodels.
The WallMaster is available in 8,000 to 14,500 BTU models and is built with dense insulation and steel inner walls, which Friedrich stated enables quiet performance. It is also available in cooling-only, heat pump or cooling plus electric heat options.
The new design is said to make the touch panel controls easier to access. It comes with a remote control, 24-hour timer and a three-speed fan. The unit’s smart fan will auto-adjust to maintain a preferred room temperature. For energy efficiency, the WallMaster includes a money saver setting and the range includes Energy Star qualified models.