Friedrich Air Conditioning Co. has unveiled a new solution for the hospitality and multiunit housing industries with the launch of its VRP® (Variable Refrigerant Packaged) Heat Pump system.

VRP is a total HVAC solution that incorporates patents-pending makeup air and humidity control. The system utilizes a Precision Inverter compressor that reduces sound. It combines variable refrigerant flow with the convenience and simplistic design of a closet-mounted single packaged unit. This all-in-one solution offers heating and cooling efficiency, easy installation, true humidity control, and conditioned fresh air while maintaining low upfront and operational costs.  

The system recently was named a 2017 AHR Expo Innovation Award finalist in the Indoor Air Quality category. Along with other award winners, the system will be recognized during the 2017 AHR Expo, Jan. 30–Feb. 1, 2017, in Las Vegas.

Friedrich VRP automatically adjusts capacity to meet specific cooling needs — delivering efficiencies of up to 20 SEER and 13.0 EER. The variable capacity matches the unit’s output to actual demand for increased comfort, lower energy consumption, and improved humidity control. VRP also features low-ambient heat pump operations down to 15 degrees, potentially saving hundreds of dollars per year.

To improve indoor air quality, Friedrich VRP offers humidity control with onboard sensors that adjust and monitor compressor speeds to enhance dehumidification. Also, the company’s FreshAire system brings in up to 70 cfm of conditioned, MERV 8-filtered outside air, without the cost or complexity associated with large, dedicated outside air systems.