Friedrich FPHC183 18,000 BTU single zone mini split system includes both the FPHFC18A3B ceiling unit (and grille) and the FPHFR18A3A outdoor compressor. Inverter Technology is only the beginning of the standard money-saving features included with Friedrich Floating Air Pro Series ductless mini split systems. This technology offers the consumer the ability to run their system much more efficiently, and reduce energy costs all while cooling the space and reaching the desired set temperature more quickly. To help keep the room at a comfortable level, longer, the compressor runs at a lower speed instead of shutting off completely. This helps the system to maintain the set temperature, alleviating the need for the system to start up again from a completely shut down state.
The Energy Star Rated FPHC183 mini split is a 208/230 Volt, 18,000 BTU cooling with heat pump system. It delivers 19.0 SEER and 12.7 EER ratings. The built-in low ambient cooling capabilities will cool your space when outside temperatures are as low as 5°F. The 11,942 BTU heat pump will work hard to keep you warm. The integrated drain pan will turn on when the temperature drops below 28°F and turns off when the temperature increases to 30°F. The temperature is judged by the ODU Temperature sensor signal. As expected the rated heating capacity does reduce as the temperatures fall. This system will give you 7,500 BTUs at 17°F but with its low ambient heating capacity, will provide heat even with temperatures down to -4°F. If you are need to cool a server room or other equipment year round, this unit's low ambient cooling features make it a great choice.
Friedrich's Pro Series Floating Air ceiling cassette unit features built-in WiFi and access to FriedrichGo App for wireless control as well as Google Assistant and Alexa voice commands. The 4-way cassette will help to send the conditioned air to all corners of your space. The 18,000 BTUs will cool a room that is about 800 sq. ft. Factors such as windows, doors, computers and ceiling height must be factored in when calculating the BTUs you need for your specific installation requirements.
At Total Home Supply we include the required Grille with all ceiling cassettes. Features of the Ceiling Cassette units include:
- Built-In WiFi
- Create customizable, 7-day schedules (available with WiFi and optional wall control only)
- Auto Clean indoor coil
- Cooling/Heating/Fan/Auto Mode
- Surge Cool/Heat
- Natural air flow
- Ultra quiet turbo fan
- Sleep mode
- Auto restart
- 24-hour on/off timer
In contrast to central air conditioning, which cools your entire house whenever the system turns on, a mini split cools only the space you want cooled, when you want it cooled! When you install a mini split system, you get all the benefits of individualized room comfort control without losing your view or having to remove and store your unit in the off season. Installation of a mini split system is permanent and non-obtrusive. Installing a Friedrich Mini Split is a relatively easy undertaking. Mini split systems do not require duct work and your system should be up and running in a few hours*.
The outdoor unit includes DiamonBlue Advanced Corrosion Protection to protect the outdoor coil from harsh environments as well as rust and corrosion. Each Friedrich mini split is pre-charged with R410A refrigerant for 25 feet of line. Additionally, the line sets can be as long as 98 feet between the compressor and the indoor unit with a 49 foot height difference. Line sets are sold separately.
*This unit must be installed by a qualified licensed HVAC technician.
The Friedrich Floating Air Series ductless mini split system comes with a 5 year parts and 7 year compressor Manufacturer's warranty. When purchased from Total Home Supply an upgraded warranty to 10 year parts and 12 years compressor (at no charge) is included. The option of adding a 5 year labor warranty to your coverage is also available (separately) at the time of purchase.