Friedrich latest to offer R32 in US

Friedrich-chill-lineUSA: Friedrich has become the latest manufacturer to announce the adoption of R32 refrigerant in a range of air conditioning units launched in the US. 

The new lower GWP refrigerant is being applied in six window room air conditioner models in Friedrich’s Chill series and five through-the-wall air conditioner models in its Uni-Fit line. The new units are available now and are said to meet the most recent Energy Star standards.

Friedrich says it has conducted rigorous tests with the “mildly flammable” A2L refrigerant over the last few years and is confident that the US market is ready for R32.

“This is a major advancement when it comes to offering a more energy-efficient, environmentally responsible air conditioning choice,” said TJ Wheeler, VP marketing and product management for Friedrich. “We are excited to be able to give customers a great option that also delivers exceptional performance.”

Last year, Daikin announced that it was to start manufacturing a range of Amana-branded R32 units at it Goodmans facility in Fayetteville, Tennessee. This week the Cooling Post revealed that LG is also now offering window units using the new refrigerant.

Related stories:

Daikin to build R32 units in the USA

LG supplies R32 air conditioners in US



Latest news from the world of air conditioning and refrigeration

UK News

9th December, 2016


Councils ignore prompt payment law

UK: The majority of local authorities in the UK are flouting government prompt payment laws, according to a new report by the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA).

7th December, 2016


Honeywell takes retail project award

UK: A cascade refrigeration system twinning CO2 with the HFO refrigerant 1234ze has been named as Retail Energy Project of the Year in last week’s Energy Awards in London.

1st December, 2016


Stonegrove appoints Gowing

UK: Industrial refrigeration contractor Stonegrove Refrigeration has appointed Steve Gowing as design and project engineer.

1st December, 2016


Javac achieves Climate Center double

UK: Javac UK, the refrigerant recovery and vacuum pump supplier, has been named as Climate Centers’ Supplier of the Year for the second year running.

World News

10th December, 2016


Manufacturers appeal antidumping decision

USA: Refrigerant manufacturers have appealed against the US International Trade Commission decision not to apply antidumping duties on imports of HFC components from China.

7th December, 2016


Lack of training threatens phase down

EUROPE: The European Commission has warned that the uptake of training in alternative refrigerants is too low to match the requirements of the F-gas phase down.

6th December, 2016


R12 seized in the South Pacific

SOLOMON ISLANDS: Customs authorities in the Solomon Islands have reported their second seizure of the illegal CFC refrigerant R12 this year. 

5th December, 2016


Bitzer opens subsidiary in Iran

IRAN: German compressor manufacturer Bitzer has established a subsidiary company in Iran.

Leave A Comment