Like a central system, a ductless mini-split system is an air conditioner split into two main components - an indoor air handler and an outdoor compressor/condenser.
The indoor unit is the evaporator side where a fan blows air to heat, cool, and dehumidify the space. Most often, the indoor unit is wall-mounted, but at Friedrich, we offer several flexible indoor options, such as a hidden ceiling cassette, or our concealed ducted model, The Insider, which becomes virtually invisible when installed. The outdoor unit contains the compressor that pressurizes refrigerant gas and the condenser that facilitates heat transfer.
The indoor and outdoor units are connected by a conduit, housing the copper line set, a condensation drain line, power cables, and communication cables. The conduit usually only requires a 3-inch hole through an external wall to run operation from the indoor to outdoor unit. No ductwork is required, hence the name “ductless split system”. One indoor unit paired to one outdoor unit is considered a single zone. Multi-zone systems allow multiple indoor units to connect to one outdoor unit. At Friedrich, we offer multi-zone options that independently condition up to four (4) separate zones using a single outdoor unit.
The speed and ease of installation and “no ductwork needed” are part of why ductless split systems are such a popular choice in the market today.
While you cannot mix and match between our Floating Air Select, Pro, and Premier series ductless mini-split systems, you CAN mix and match single-zone and multizone Floating Air Pro series units to expand your current single-zone / one-room application into a multizone / multi-room application.
Yes! Friedrich Floating Air Premier and Pro wall-mounted models (built in 2019 & later) come with Wi-Fi built right into the unit! Set-up is fast and easy with the FriedrichGo™ app and you can even control with voice command through Amazon Alexa or Google Home. No need to install or purchase an additional accessory or module for convenient Wi-Fi control. For more information, check out the FriedrichLink Page with info about all connected devices.
Yes! Friedrich Floating Air Premier and Pro wall-mounted models can be controlled with our FriedrichGo app using a smart device, or voice command through Amazon Alexa or Google Home. For more information, check out the FriedrichLink Page with info about all connected devices.
Best results is to installed on a exterior wall, but if it is required to be installed on a non-exterior wall a field installed condensate pump will be required. You are also required to check and follow all local and national codes prior to installation.
We recommend calling our Technical Assistance Center toll line at 877-599-5665, x 3111 if you have further questions
We recommend making sure the condenser coil, the base pan, and the condenser fan blade remain free of debris.