SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS–Industry awards continue to stack up for Friedrich Air Conditioning Company’s VRP (Variable Refrigerant Packaged) Heat Pump system. Most recently, Friedrich’s VRP system was named a Silver Award Winner for Excellence in the Indoor Air Quality category by The Air Conditioning Heating & Refrigeration News (ACHR News) magazine. Friedrich was honored as part of the magazine’s 14th annual Dealer Design Awards Program, as judged by an independent panel of contractors.
Unlike other systems, VRP is earning notoriety as a total HVAC solution that utilizes a Precision Inverter compressor that gives it exceptional performance, increased efficiencies of up to 20 SEER and 13.0 EER and reduces sound. VRP also is an indoor air quality game changer, incorporating patents-pending make-up air and sophisticated humidity control with onboard sensors that monitor and adjust compressor speeds to enhance dehumidification. Friedrich’s FreshAire system helps building owners meet ASHRAE 61.1-2013 for conditioned fresh air, bringing in up to 70 CFM of conditioned, MERV 8-filtered outside air, without the cost or complexity associated with large dedicated outside air systems.
In addition to the latest award from ACHR News, VRP was honored as a 2017 AHR (International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration Exposition) Expo Innovation Award finalist in the Indoor Air Quality category earlier this year.
“Our goal is provide innovative products to the market, and bring new advancements to our customers that offer them greater benefits than ever before,” said Chuck Campbell, CEO of Friedrich Air Conditioning Co. “VRP fits into that category and we’re proud that Friedrich’s leadership is being recognized in this way.”
Other notable VRP benefits include a variable refrigerant flow, along with the convenience and maintenance advantage of a closet-mounted single packaged unit. Because Friedrich VRP units are fully contained with “in-closet” design flexibility, it helps keep upfront installed costs low, and offers simple replacement and maintenance advantages. This all-in-one solution offers benefits for hospitality, multi-family and commercial applications, delivering best-in-class heating and cooling efficiency, easy installation, true humidity control and conditioned fresh air all while maintaining low upfront and operational costs.