I went to the local appliance store yesterday shopping for an A/C unit.
They had a Friedrich 13,000 BTU 220V floor model that they wanted to
give me for $300( New one goes for almost twice that). Only thing is
there is no remote, but it originally came with one. Is there any way I
can program a universal remote for an A/C, or do I have to get a
replacement remote from Friedrich?
It would be interesting to to know the model number of the unit..
Is it a Quietmaster Programmable?
That is the closest to what you have described, and no, a universal all in
one type remote wont work with them.
You can contact an authorized dealer, give him the model and serial number,
and they can normally order you a remote.
An Infrared remote just outputs a sequence of signals, a multi remote
could learn those signals if it knew the code, if they were in its
memory, thinking more about it, they probably are not in the memory of
the program of the multi unit but could learn it from a second original
R.F. Transmitters for lighting, apliance from Leutron, X 10, Smart
Home , Radioshack, Smart House and others using that protical are
compatible with GM , Ford , Genie, Kenmore, etc, etc etc. In other words
your Caddy or GM or Ford with 3 button built in door opener can control
X 10, Radioshack, Leutron and other lights from the 3 button handheld or
built in 3 button door openers in your car. I turn on inside house
lights from a Caddy , programing was easy. But the car, garage door
opener, lighting manufacturers won`t tell you this, they want you to buy
their higher priced system by having you think theirs is exclusive. 3
button remotes have 2 extra buttons, you could have your car turn on a
coffee maker and electric blanket if you wished.
I have a programmable unit, and honestly, I don't even know what I did with
my remote. All the features are accessible on the front panel, and I usually
just set it and forget it anyhow. It's nice to have if you are sitting on
the couch, and tooo lazy to put the bear down to get up and turn it off when
it gets too cold, but it doesn't really chnge the functionality of the unit
:) Unless the remote is only $25 to $35 to get, I wouldn't even bother.
I'd save the extra $300.
Especially since the remote is probably IR, you'd need a line of site to the
unit anyhow which means you won't be that far away from it :)
Probably not a cheap one unless it designed to handle an A/C. If your
appliance store has a display model of your A/C with a remote, you could buy
a universal learning remote and program the commands from the remote in the
MAny units, like Mitsubishi ductless, Friedrich ductless, etc, use them as
the thermostat, and to use the more advanced controls.
however, the window units use them as nothing but a feature...
Ok, thanks for everyone's responses. I have good news. I called
Friedrich and they said if I buy the floor model and if I give them the
serial #, they will send me a remote for FREE! Is this a great country
This is the one I bought:
It normally goes for $650 at PC Richards appliance store in NY.
It will go inside the existing sleeve in the wall.
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