The Friedrich M18YJ Mini-Split Heat Pump efficiently cools your space with a cooling capacity of 17,000 BTUs and provides an even distribution of warmth with a heating capacity of 20,200 BTUs. This mini-split system includes an indoor blower unit and a condenser unit that installs outside your home for quiet operation even on the highest setting. Designed to mount on an interior wall, the Friedrich M18YJ offers budget-friendly installation for homes without ductwork.
This mini-split system boasts several energy-saving features to help reduce your cooling and heating costs. In addition to having an energy efficiency ratio (EER) of 12, the Friedrich M18YJ operates for a little over $100 a year. Plus, with a seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) of 18, it guarantees efficient operation throughout a typical cooling season.
To help conserve energy, this 17,000-BTU single-zone model also features an Economy mode. This function consumes 30% less electricity on its maximum setting and it automatically adjusts the thermostat for the most cost-effective operation while heating and cooling. Additionally, the Economy feature efficiently removes warm moisture from the air without increasing cooling power.
Inverter Cooling Technology
Friedrich offers an innovative cooling process. This model starts the cooling cycle with maximum power to cool your space faster using inverter technology. As heat is forced out of your space, the blower unit disperses cool air, lowering your room temperature to a comfortably cool level. This efficient cooling method helps you reach your ideal room temperature right away.
While traditional air conditioners constantly cycle the compressor on and off causing uncomfortable temperature fluctuations, the Friedrich M18YJ Mini-Split AC accurately accesses your current room temperature and uses the appropriate fan speed to maintain a comfortable temperature. Inverter technology helps you avoid the up and down cooling process of traditional ACs and it conserves more energy.
Five Operating Modes
Get more bang for your buck and provides consistent comfort in various seasons with the following operating modes:
Cool – In cooling mode, this Friedrich ductless mini-split draws in 540 cubic feet of hot air per minute and exhausts it outside to the condenser unit through the connection pipe. Using 17,000 BTUs of cooling power, this mini-split system effectively reduces heat, creating a cool indoor environment.
Fan – Fan-only operation is beneficial on cool nights when maximum cooling is not necessary. The fan mode produces fresh air circulation to ventilate your space and to prevent indoor stuffiness.
Dry – In addition to cooling your home and ventilating your space, this system also improves your indoor air quality by eliminating room humidity. When the air in your space is warm and moist, it not only makes you feel hot and clammy, but it also makes your AC work twice as hard to cool your space. In dry mode, the Friedrich M18YJ Mini-Split System functions as a dehumidifier, removing 5.3 pints of excess moisture every hour so the compressor can consume less energy during the cooling process.
Heat – The built-in heater allows you to set the thermostat to high temperatures up to 88 degrees Fahrenheit. When switched to heat mode, the Friedrich M18YJ operates the fan on the lowest speed setting for up to 5 minutes before dispersing an even distribution of heat. This mode also features a minimum heat function, which maintains a room temperature of at least 50 degrees Fahrenheit to keep your indoor environment from getting uncomfortably cold. The heater effectively warms your space with a heating capacity of 14,600 BTUs at 17 degrees Fahrenheit and 20,200 BTUs at 47 degrees Fahrenheit.
Auto – When programmed to operate in auto mode, this ductless mini-split monitors the air quality in your space and automatically starts the cooling process, fan cycle, or drying method to accommodate the current condition of your indoor air.
Programmable Timer: The 24-hour timer allows you to automate operation to maintain your designated settings while you’re away or asleep.
Auto-Swing Louvers: To experience maximum comfort, use the air sweep function to direct cool air in an angle that best accommodates your needs.
Reusable Air Filter: Save money on expensive replacement filters with the washable air filter that comes standard with Friedrich ductless air conditioners. Simply clean the filter with warm water or a vacuum cleaner every three months.
Sleep Mode: The sleep function keeps your space comfortable in cool, heat, and dry mode and it maintains a pleasant room temperature with quiet operation while you rest.
Frost Control: During low-temperature operation, frost may begin to collect inside the air handler. In the event of frost buildup, the compressor will automatically shut down until the frost melts, protecting the unit from any damage.
Minimal Upkeep: In addition to user-friendly operation, this single-zone ductless mini-split features hassle-free maintenance. Wipe the front panel of the blower unit with a cold, damp cloth and clean the reusable air filter periodically.
Automatic Restart: In the event of a power failure, the Friedrich M18YJ will automatically resume operation in the last programmed setting once the power is restored. This function not only protects the compressor, but it also prevents circuit breaker damage.
Quiet Operation: This ductless split system operates efficiently around the clock while emitting minimal sound. Because the condensing unit is positioned outside your home, the indoor blower is virtually silent for little to no noise disruption in your indoor environment even on the highest setting.
Turbo: The turbo function activates the maximum cooling setting. This feature enables you to set your ideal room temperature for immediate comfort. With the press of a button, the cooling system will use the highest fan speed to reach your set temperature right away.
Sensor: For effortless operation, use the sensor feature. This function determines the current room temperature and automatically adjusts the thermostat settings to an optimal level.
Extend: The extend feature prolongs operation for 10 additional minutes after the programmed settings have expired. This function can be used only in cool and dry mode.
Safe, Secure Installation
The Friedrich M18YJ Ductless Split System consists of one blower unit that installs inside and one condenser unit that installs outdoors. The wall-mountable blower unit, or air handler, connects to the condenser unit through a Friedrich refrigeration line set (sold separately). The indoor air handler pulls in hot air from the room and transfers it outside to the condenser through the refrigeration lines.
The blower unit should be mounted 6 inches below the ceiling and at least 8 feet above the floor of the room you choose to install the heat pump in, giving you plenty of placement options. While you don’t need an exterior wall in your space to install a ductless split system, installation does require a 3-inch wall opening for the connection lines.
*Note: This Friedrich ductless split system requires professional installation by a HVAC-certified technician.