A new, larger-capacity, dual-zone ductless split system, which offers close to a 19,000 Btuh and a 10.5 SEER, is able to cool two adjoining rooms or long narrow rooms, or it can be used a backup system in remote areas, the manufacturer states. Cooling is done by using two indoor units connected to one outdoor unit. Each unit is independently controlled for optimum zone cooling flexibility, says the company. The enhanced features of this new model include auto-shut flaps that add to the aesthetics of the unit when it’s not in operation, auto-restart, and low ambient operation down to 0¿F. Other features include wireless remote control featuring a 24-hour timer; a sleep timer; four fan speeds, including a new “quiet” setting for sleeping; and an auto-fan setting.

Friedrich Air Conditioning Co., 4200 N. Pan Am Expressway, San Antonio, TX 78218-5212; 800-541-6645; www.friedrich.com (website).

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