Three Friedrich QuietMaster® Programmable models, the SS10L10, SS12L10 and SM21L30, have been awarded 2009 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 percent of products reviewed by Consumers Digest have the quality and value to earn a Best Buy designation.

Friedrich's ultra-premium QuietMaster® Programmable line is Friedrich's top-of-the-line series with maximum features, heavy duty construction, programmable controls and extra powerful air movement (CFM). Available in capacities from 8,400 BTU/h to 23,500 BTU/h, QuietMaster® Programmable air conditioners are engineered with maximum comfort & convenience, health & safety and installation optimization & flexibility features.

And, all three Consumers Digest Best Buy Friedrich models are Energy Star® qualified. Energy Star® qualified window air conditioners use up to 40 percent 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 and portable air conditioners.

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 product information, brochures, application ideas and installation or service manuals, visit the Friedrich website @ www.friedrich.com.