Take a school on a limited budget, add the latest HVAC technology and it equals a teachable moment for greater efficiency, convenience and comfort.
That’s the result of a recent donation from Friedrich, a U.S.-based air conditioning manufacturer, to Mount Sacred Heart, a pre-K-8 grade school in San Antonio, Texas. Friedrich is installing 10 new Kühl room A/C units at the school to replace older units made from a variety of other manufacturers that are outmoded and in various stages of disrepair.
In part, the donation is a major test for Friedrich’s latest smart technology WiFi platform called FriedrichConnect that the company plans to introduce as part of its full Kühl line later this year. With FriedrichConnect, all the new Friedrich Kühl units being installed at Mount Sacred can be remotely controlled and managed as a group.
“Remote management will contribute to significant energy savings,” said Brittany Calderon, Friedrich consumer products manager. “These units also offer customizable room-by-room comfort and are extremely convenient for the school to operate. Remote management means not worrying about whether someone forgot to turn off the A/C and the potential wasted energy that may result.”
“When it comes to creating the optimal learning environment, comfort is essential,” said Veronica Beck, principal of Mount Sacred Heart School. “We are so grateful to Friedrich for this donation. It’s already making a major difference in helping us control energy costs while maintaining a consistent, comfortable environment for our students and staff.”