North Wind Blower
Mar 21, 2012 (Updated Jul 28, 2013)
a Helpful Review
by the Epinions community
Pros:Cold hard blowing but quiet.
Cons:Putting the front panel on was a tight fit. Produced in Asia
The Bottom Line: A higher that usual grade of a/c, more like commerical.
I paid $577.00 for this my first Friedrich and got a cold bang for my buck. The quality of it stands out. Where the parts normally rust out they are made of alinuminum. The cord can come out either left or right. I can feel the blower from 24 feet away and feel it well and can barely hear the compresor, just wind blowing. Friedrich I think makes only A/Cs and nothing else and it shows as they have put everything they have in good ideas on this a/c. The vent moves to push air every direction. It has 24 hour timer setting for on and off and is easily installed because it`s not that heavy compared to the rusted Crosley it replaced. I can now enjoy my home theater system sounds without hearing when the compressor kicks on. I would say it is a premium grade a/c. The one problem I had was putting on the front panel which is an extremely tight fit. The housing shell fit so easily that I did it by myself as I was going into a wall cutout and not a window. I found out that Friedrich is now made in Monterrey Mexico. They used to be made in San Antonio, Texas. This may have made a difference if I had known it before I purchased it but I found out they are made in a new" state of the art" as they say factory which is Friedrich`s term. I bought this brand because of their reputation as the best window a/c available. The warranty is one year parts and labor and five years sealed system. I live in Louisiana where humidity is hard on a/c especially rust in the pan so this unit will be put to a test. I have learned through Friedrich that the CP and Chill lines are produced in a Friedrich certified factory in Asia. They assured me that these a/c are produced to Friedrich`s strict standards to ensure the continuing quality that Friedrich is known for. From my examination of my a/c this appears to be apparent.
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