- San Antonio, TX

For Immediate Release (July 9, 2007) San Antonio, Texas — Two Friedrich QuietMaster® Programmable models, the SS12L30 and the SM21L30, have been awarded 2007 Consumers Digest Best Buys in the premium room air conditioner category. Consumers Digest provides practical advice, factual evaluations and product recommendations to consumers so that they can buy with confidence. Products are evaluated on performance, ease-of-use, features, durability, warranty, efficiency, styling, maintenance requirements and ease of servicing. On average, fewer than 3% of products reviewed by Consumers Digest have the quality and value to earn a Best Buy designation.

Friedrich's premier QuietMaster® Programmable line of products is available in capacities from 8,400 BTU/h to 23,500 BTU/h and sports deluxe features like: a programmable 24-hour timer; convenient remote control operation; an energy-saving MoneySaver® setting; a check filter reminder light; Comfortwatch technology and automatically adjusting Smart Fan; 8-way air flow control; sizable fresh air intake and stale air exhaust vent; a slide-out chassis design; a washable, antimicrobial air filter for protection against fungal and bacterial growth; a 4-speed fan with Sleep Setting; unique features like a security wire designed to prevent intruders from pushing a unit through its sleeve to gain access to a home or business and a mosquito trap which keeps pests from entering through the unit; the quietest air flow system ever engineered into a Friedrich; powerful airflow to cool a room down quickly; and, much more.

Consumers Digest Best Buy recipients QuietMaster® Programmable models SS12L30 and SM21L30 are also Energy Star® qualified. Energy Star® qualified window air conditioners use up to 40% less energy than older models and save money on electric bills.

Founded in 1883, Friedrich Air Conditioning Co., a partner in the ENERGY STAR® program, manufactures commercial-grade room air conditioners, single package vertical units, packaged terminal air conditioners, thru-the-wall air conditioners, ductless split systems, portable air conditioners and a top-rated electronic air cleaner.

For more information on the full line of Friedrich Air Conditioning products, contact Friedrich Air Conditioning Co. at 1-800-541-6645. For on-line dealer locations, product information, brochures, application ideas and installation or service manuals, visit the Friedrich website @ www.friedrich.com