SAN ANTONIO, Texas– Friedrich, a leading U.S. based air conditioning manufacturer, has been selected by Consulting-Specifying Engineer as a 2018 Product of the Year finalist in the HVAC Air Movement and Compressors category for the company’s innovative VRP® (Variable Refrigerant Packaged) Heat Pump system.
Friedrich VRP is among other finalists in 12 different categories honored for product innovation and excellence. Voting is now open for Consulting-Specifying Engineer audiences to determine which products will be selected as gold, silver and bronze winners. Final results will be announced Sept. 2018.
Friedrich VRP qualified as a category game-changer finalist for the HVAC industry. VRP is innovative for utilizing Precision Inverter Compressor technology that combines variable refrigerant flow with the convenience and simplistic design of a closet-mounted single packaged unit. Friedrich recently unveiled a new dehumidification option for VRP that utilizes a hot-gas reheat circuit to take borrowed energy that is wasted in a typical air conditioning cycle and reheats the return air so the unit can continue to dehumidify longer. Combined with the exceptional make-up air capabilities and other indoor air quality advantages that come standard, VRP is a simple, flexible, easy to install and maintain in-closet solution that eliminates the need for costly and complicated large, specialized systems.
“VRP represents a major advancement for the industry and solves a lot of challenges for customers who are looking for total HVAC solutions that are simple, effective and efficient,” said TJ Wheeler, Friedrich VP of Marketing and Product Management. “We’re honored to be recognized in this way for product excellence and innovation.”