Summary: **UPDATE** I have now provided an update below to my "first take" review... **UPDATE 2011** see bottom of this initial review... I just had a Friedrich Kuhl SS12M10 installed in my NYC co-op apartment.
Summary: "This unit is very quiet, also cools with efficient use of the way it cones on and of at just right times to keep all the rooms at a nice comfort level this is a exceptional unit the best i have ever owned."
Summary: I have a love/hate relationship with Friedrich. On one hand, the cooling mechanisms in their AC's (compressor, fan motor, coils, etc.) are the best in the business; solidly built that last and deliver excellent performance.