While most of the time you will find an air conditioner for most window units, some conditions just demand a through-the-wall air conditioner.
These type of units work just like their window-mounted counterparts and for the most parts, the only thing that differs is how they are installed.
Friedrich’s CPO8 G10B is a good example of an air conditioner that can be mounted both on the window and the wall. Without much further ado we are going to delve straight into its features and see how it fairs against the competition.
Description of the CP08G10B by Friedrich
Friedrich CP08G10B is a powerful window air conditioner with a capacity of 8,000 BTU which can cover space with an area of up to 350 square feet. This is more than enough to cover most small rooms such as bedrooms and small studio apartments where quietness is of paramount importance.
With an Energy Efficiency Ratio of 12.1, this makes it one of the most energy-efficient window air conditioners out there. Its yearly costs are estimated to be about $65 and this makes it one of the least expensive window unit its category.
Energy consumptions requirements of this unit are quite low as it only requires a 115V power source and it is good to go. Its power cord can be run from both sides to prevent tangling of cables and ensure it reaches to an outlet without needing to add an extension cord.
In case there is a power outage or the unit shuts off for some reason, the unit will automatically and safely restart and resume its previously saved setting. This is very helpful as you don’t have to go back and set the unit again from scratch every time you power it on.
Dehumidification is quite good. The window ac is able to remove moisture at a rate of 2.2 pints per hour.
The venting options are also quite comprehensive even including automatically rotating louvers to ensure the air is distributed evenly throughout the room. They can also be made to face any direction in case you don’t air blowing past you during the operation.
To save you the hassle of having to move to the unit to change the settings, the control panel has been removed an replaced with just a digital readout of the temperature. All the controls buttons have been transferred to the remote control.
It should, however, be noted this unit uses a slide-out chassis, meaning it has its own sleeve. The installation on the window is fairly easy and it comes with standard-grade installation hardware. The side curtain is expandable to reach the window frame easily.
The maintenance of this unit is low. The only thing will require frequent check-up is the filter whereby this is made easy thanks to the Check Filter alert.
For security against burglary, the installation is made in such a way that it secures the chassis to the sleeve with steel retaining wire to deter kick-in intrusion.
The warranty covers 1 year from the day of purchase on parts and labor.
|Cooling capacity (in BTU)||8000BTU|
|Built-In Heat Pump||No|
|Built-In Heat Dehumidifier||Yes|
|Recommended Room Size||36"W and 20"H|
|Max Noise Level (in dB)||56dB|
|Remote control ? Y/N||Yes|
|Automatic Shut-Off / Restart after shutdown||Yes|
|Dimensions||20.9 x 18.4 x 14 inches|
|Warranty||1 Year Parts Warranty, 5 Year Sealed Refrigerant System|
|Accessories Included||Window mounting kit, Power cord|
|Price (in USD)||$458.00|
- Automatically oscillating louvers. This helps sweep the air evenly throughout the room.
- No control buttons. Aesthetically, many users are accustomed to a control panel on the front of the unit and would not like all the buttons on the remote.
I bought this unit over a year ago and, during this heatwave, I have been so thankful for it that I thought I should give a review. We have a 1600 square foot ranch house. The A/C is in a window at one end, in the living room. It keeps the living room and kitchen perfectly cool even after multiple 90+ days. But what's really impressive to me is that our bedroom at the other end of the house, while warmer than the nearer rooms, is not too warm to sleep. I had no expectations that a window unit could affect the bedroom's temp, but it does a really nice job. And, as A/C units go, this one isn't annoyingly loud. I'm very happy with the purchase."
WOW! This is the quietest window unit I have ever owned. IMPORTANT: Since it is shipped to the house it is wise to let it sit upright for a minimum of 24 hours before you plug it in.Love the rotating Louvers. Money saver, which cuts the fan off when the compressor is not running, has saved me quite a bit of money. I will never buy another Lg. Lg's only lasts 2 years and start leaking freon and freezing up. I keep the filter clean as I do All my window units. This was only a little more. And worth every penny. This Friedrich is a well-made workhorse."
Conclusion: CP08G10B by Friedrich
Friedrich’s CP08G10B comes with many premium features without costing that much.
If you are looking for an energy-efficient lightweight appliance for the hot summer weather that is not going to disappoint you, then this unit fits such a description.
Everything from the installation to energy management is well thought out and made to be perfect in this machine. The design is also very sleek and stylish and blends well with any decor.
We highly recommend this window air conditioner to be your summer companion in the fight against the hot unbearable weather.Our rating: