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Friedrich 11500 BTU Mini Split Air Conditioner M12YH

Friedrich is known for manufacturing some of the world's most durable air conditioners. You won't believe some of the places you'll find them. Friedrich air conditioners are made from higher grade materials and components that delivery dependable operation for years. But don't take their word for it. Some of their customers are business that operate in harsh environments where equipment just has to work. Period. Oil companies rely on them to cool offshort oil rigs, and they can be found on military bases and in government offices all over the world. Friedrich air conditioners are in use at Northrop Grumman, Eastman Chemical and the Kennedy Space Center, just to name a few. If they can handle their jobs, just think how well they will perform in your home. Available at AJ Madison. Ductless Split Systems Air Conditioning No ductwork No problem. Incredibly quiet, sleek and energy-efficient, ductless split systems are the smart way to cool rooms without ductwork-even those without windows or exterior walls. And new for 2011, high-efficiency 115V models with Inverter Technology! Why choose wall-mounted If you have one or more rooms without exterior walls or windows, a wall-mounted ductless split system will work beautifully. The indoor air handler is sleek, unobtrusive and quiet. You need only a 2" clearance from the ceiling, so you'll have lots of placement options. All systems come with a remote control, so even units high on the wall are easy to operate. There's also an optional wired, wall-mounted controller for models over 18,000 BTU.
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6 of 6(100%)customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Friedrich 11500 BTU Mini Split Air Conditioner M12YH
Review 1 for Friedrich 11500 BTU Mini Split Air Conditioner M12YH
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Location:Indiana
Owned Product:0-6 months
Frequency of Use:Medium
Would Recommend: Yes
Smart Purchase
Posted:7/3/12
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Pros: economical quiet
"I bought this unit for a room that was an addition to my house. The original house HVAC could not handle the additional space. I installed this 9000btu unit with the short line kit in approximately 6 hours...not including trips to the hardware store. Installation was fairly easy once you overcome cutting a 2-1/2 inch hole in an exterior wall. You will need a vacuum pump to draw down the refrigerant lines. It was well explained in the instuctions. I would suggest a wall bracket to mount the outdoor compressor. It helps the aesthetics. I would also suggest a conduit for the refrigerant lines, electrical line and drain line. Also for aesthetics. The room cooled immediately and maintained temperature. The compressor is quiet. Make sure the drain line is always draining downward. This unit removes a lot of moisture from the room."
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Review 2 for Friedrich 11500 BTU Mini Split Air Conditioner M12YH
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Location:Tampa, FL
Owned Product:0-6 months
Frequency of Use:Medium
Would Recommend: Yes
Still Fairly New
Posted:9/16/13
Pros: ductless wall mount 21 seer rating
Cons: confusing timer instructions wall mounted remote, holder needs improvement.
"This unit was installed in a re-purposed shed recently. I had a HVAC guy handle the install for me. So far am quite impressed with this A/C. Operation is super quiet and efficiency seems very good. Timer operation is somewhat confusing however. This unit is cooling a little over 200sqft with a 7ft ceiling. Will take this room from hot to super cool in a matter of minutes."
Review 3 for Friedrich 11500 BTU Mini Split Air Conditioner M12YH
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Location:Concord, NC
Owned Product:0-6 months
Frequency of Use:Medium
Would Recommend: Yes
Quiet
Posted:5/8/13
Pros: quiet easily installed functions well
Cons: missing current temperature display
"This is the third split system ducted and nonducted that I have installed. I already had all of the tools necessary for installation, I am a very mechanically inclined, and found this system easy to install. Special equipment you will need is as follows:
1. Vacuum pump
2. Vacuum gauge
3. A/C refrigerant gauges (just for pump and gauge connections to evacuate the system
4. 5/16" r410a gauge adapter
This system is very quiet - both the indoor and outdoor units."
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 4 for Friedrich 11500 BTU Mini Split Air Conditioner M12YH
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Location:Philadelphia, PA
Owned Product:0-6 months
Frequency of Use:Medium
Would Recommend: Yes
Super Efficient Unit - DIY beware
Posted:12/11/12
Pros: extremely efficient, very quiet, super cost effective
Cons: install not for your average diy (do it yourself)
"While I'm no All American Handyman, I am fairly skilled at most home projects. This one, however, took quite some time and left me scratching my head at several times with the included instructions. Top challenges:
1) Running the line set is challenging if you are running through walls and ceiling space. If at all possible go with the shortest run possible. The 35' line set is a bear to work with.
2) Line set connection says to use some sort of oil between the connections. Still to this day after googling around, I don't know what this is and forgoed it. Seemed no to make a difference.
3) The drain hose from the indoor unit to outdoors was a challenge to figure out. My suggestion (and what I used) was a dishwasher drain hose. This has the rigidity needed no to bend. I also moved the drain side so that it ran straight into the wall. After reading the instructions you get a fear about draining to outside if you live in a cold weather climate. My recommendation is that this is better than draining to a crawl space which can attract termites and cause mold. Keep in mind the 1/4" drop every foot for proper water flow.
4) When you buy a pump and hose set to pump down the line set, you will need a 3/8 R410a adapter. Nowhere is this clear in the instruction manual and it isn't a part your local mega home improvement center will sell.
5) When you get everything installed and first turn it on, it takes several minutes for the unit to get up to speed (warming or cooling air at a very low speed). I thought the unit was broken and flipped the breaker because I thought nothing was happening. THE UNIT RUNS EXTREMELY QUIET and at low speeds most of the time.
6) Remote only works when aimed at the unit. It's infrared, not RF. So with it mounted on the wall, you'll need to remove it, aim it at the unit then put it back. More of a training issue for others in the house.
Hopefully the notes here will help others as they install their units."
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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Mini Split AC
Posted:5/9/11
Pros: excellant product and service
Cons: make sure you get everything required to install
"I was fearful of ordering this on line. It came on time and was easy to install. The service was very good. You will not even realize the ac is on except that the room is cool. We love it and everyone who has come to see it flips at how quit it is. It looks fine on the wall."
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Ratings-Only Reviews for Friedrich 11500 BTU Mini Split Air Conditioner M12YH
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