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It’s Getting Hot in Here, So Come Down to Feder’s Distributors

It has been a hot summer and the high temperatures will continue for quite some time. So there is no reason to continue sweltering in the heat, while we have quality air conditioners being sold at great prices! Two of the most reasonable air conditioners we have are Arctic King models MWJ1-08CRN1-BJ8 and MWJI-12CRN1-BJ1.

These air conditioners contain many cool features that not only help you cool off, but make livin’ easy in the summertime. These are both slide-out chassis models, meaning they can be installed in a double-hung window or through a wall!

Additionally, one of the best features included is a remote control, so you do not even have to get out of your seat to go turn on or change the A/C settings. The memory-enabled technology in the remote allows the unit to operate exactly as you originally specify so you can choose your comfort settings one time and relax.

These Arctic Kings also include an Auto Restart function. If a power failure occurs, the unit automatically returns to normal operation when power resumes. The both include a Slide-Out Chassis which makes installation easy and safe. Just mount the lightweight cabinets and slide the chassis into position. Washable, Slide-Out Filters allow for easy cleaning and ensuring maximum operating efficiency. The electronic touch controls give an easy to read digital display. It is energy efficient and you will certainly look forward to walking into your home every day. So stop by one of our locations either in North Hollywood for all the valley folk or in Santa Monica for all the city dwellers. Click here to purchase the MWJ1-08CRN1-BJ8 or here to purchase the  MWJI-12CRN1-BJ1 model.

North Hollywood Showroom/Warehouse: 818-769-8000 or TOLL-FREE: 866-FEDERS-0                               

North Hollywood Warehouse: 818-982-3300

Santa Monica Showroom/Warehouse: 310-450-8585 or TOLL-FREE: 855-28-FEDER

It’s Air Conditioner Time!

Perfect timing or a big mistake gone right?

In order to receive truckloads of room air conditioners in time for the hot summer, we need to forecast our sales up to six months in advance. Unfortunately for us, all of our orders were postponed because of production issues with all manufacturers overseas.

Good thing was, it hasn’t been too hot in Southern California until a week or two ago. Just when the bulk of our 20,000 unit orders started to arrive from China.

What’s this mean for our customers, well typically it’s good news because we currently have a large supply of air conditoners. But, unfortunately, about half of the units we just received these past weeks have already been accounted for and will be picked-up, delivered, or installed in the coming weeks.

If you’re hot, if your tenants are hot, or if your relatives are hot, NOW is the time to place your orders because these air conditioners will not be in-stock for long

Order now and get best pricing before it is too late!

Our Trip To The AHR Show In Orlando, Florida

The full flight didn’t allow for an upgrade, but we’ll take an on-time take-off and a tailwind that helped us arrive 1/2 hour earlier than expected any day.  In fact, it seemed like our flight from LAX to ORL was the shortest 4 1/2 hour flight ever.

Unfortunately, getting to The Hard Rock Hotel seemed to take longer than the flight because of a gps system from Enterprise RAC that was working on about a 3 mile delay.  But we made it to the room and enjoyed a wonderful dinner at The Palm in the lobby of the hotel.

Getting to the convention center on Monday morning from the hotel was uneventful and quick. Walking into the main hall reminded us of the last few shows, but it seemed like there was a good turnout of attendees and the convention center floor (approximately 354,000 square feet) was full of vendors.  In fact, there were slated to be about 40,000 attendees and 1,800 exhibitors.  About 200 of the vendors had not displayed before.

AHR Schedule

Many of the majors were there, LG, Gree, GE, Amana.  And there were so many parts dealers, it was hard to decipher one from another.

I don’t know how so many vendors can sell copper piping, ducts, vents, covers, and other small parts.  But they seemed to be busy.  It also seemed like everyone and their mothers who manufacture air conditioners were also selling portables and ductless mini-splits. Again, reminding me of the last few AHR shows.

However, most were involved heavily in the R410A way of life than the older R22 of old.  And the transition to it had been a large undertaking.

Missing from the show were a few major manufacturers like Trane and Fedders and the most impressive booths were Gree’s and LG’s.

Gree BoothGree Booth 2Gree Booth 3
Although a pretty standard setup, they were definitely showing a large variety of products.  Gree seems to manufacture product for about 25% of the industry (including Soleus and Hitachi) and LG seems to change their acronym every year (from Lucky Goldstar, to Life’s Good, to their current Life’s Green) to keep with the times.LG Booth

GE had a small booth displaying a re-vamped ductless system, but their pricing is still too high for the economy we’ve been in for the past couple of years.  Amana had a small booth as well, but nothing on display to really write home about.

All in all, it didn’t seem like there where a whole lot of new products or innovations at this year’s AHR Expo.  Although solar has been talked about a lot as of late, I still feel that we’re at least 3-5 years away from truly solar-powered products that are small enough, powerful enough, and cheap enough to replace our standard energy-eating air conditioning and heating products.  In fact, one of the only solar products we saw, was a solar charging station pictured below.

Solar charging station

There was some talk about the 7 companies with new innovations(Delphi, AIC Wireless, Danfoss, Daikan AC, Samsung, Muller Industries, AEC Design Group, and DuraSystems Barriers), but mostly they improved upon something as opposed to reinventing the wheel.  It’s time our industry really had a breakthrough product that uses very little to no energy, or is so cheap to manufacture, it’d turn the ac business on it’s head.

Unfortunately, those innovations haven’t come to fruition yet.

One company that is slated to begin production on a DC solar-powered ductless mini-split unit later this year didn’t even take part in the show.  We expected to at least see their booth and get more information about their truly unique product, but unfortunately, there was none to be had.

We were invited to a private party hosted by Airwell Fedders on Monday night where they were showing their latest wares, but unfortunately, we were underwhelmed.  Yes, they had a builder model ac on display, another couple of wall units, an outdoor condenser and the usual portable unit, all complete with R410A.

Airwell Fedders 2010 "A" Chassis

But we weren’t blown away by anything we saw or Anything the reps discussed.  And for a company crawling out of the black cloud of bankruptcy and under new ownership, they definitely missed their mark for 2010.  At least, they should have shown their new CRAC System discussed here!

In the end, we realized we could have stayed home and just replayed the video of the past few years of AHR shows in our heads and wouldn’t have missed a thing.

We’re Giving Away A Brand-New Energy Star Air Conditioner A Day

Congratulations to our winners!
Monday, July 6 Winner:
@TamaraSmith Atlanta, GA
Tuesday, July 7 Winner:
@oilman Gig Harbor, WA (generously donated his to @sandiegoseo San Diego, CA)
Wednesday, July 8 Winner:
@dbrinz Fox Island, WA
Thursday, July 9 Winner:
@BBQAddictsJason Kansas City, KS
Friday, July 10 Winner:
@Borko Beacon Falls, CT
Saturday, July 11 Winner:
@rjfrasca New Port Richey, FL
Sunday, July 12 Winner:
@zaknicola California

About the Give-Away: A & A Feder’s Distributors is proud to announce our first-ever “Keeping You Cool Every Day Give-Away” where anyone living within the 48 contiguous United States has a chance to win a brand-new Energystar window air conditioner and shipping.  Free!

How? Starting Monday, July 6 and ending on Sunday, July 12, everyone who sends a message on Twitter and places a #aafeders hashtag anywhere in their tweet has a chance to win.

Come again? We’ll be tracking your tweets for the next 7 days, and choose a winner each night at 9PM PST.  Based on what we feel is the best tweet of the bunch.  The winner’s air conditioner will ship out to you the next day (or on Monday for the weekend winners). Free!  You can tweet about anything and use the #aafeders hashtag, but you can also say something about keeping cool in the Summer.

What if I don’t use Twitter? Well, you can join our page on Facebook too.  If you’re on Facebook, go to this page and become our fan.  Once a fan, post a quick note on our wall about keeping cool during the Summertime and your note will be added to our list of contributions.

What if I don’t use Facebook? That’s fine too, shoot us an email with a note 140 characters or less  (don’t forget to include the #aafeders hashtag!) and you’ll be entered to win a free air conditioner too!

Why would you do this? Well, Summer is here and it’s getting hot.  Why else?

No really, why? No really, we’ve been providing comfort to Southern California families for more than 43 years and want to let the online community know that if you’re hot, we can cool you off!  We’re the experts. We’ve been shipping air conditioners across the country for the past 10 years, and can usually get you a brand new one within only a few days.

What’s the catch? Okay, we really want to build-up our new Twitter and Facebook accounts with great new customers and and potential clients and want to create a lot of buzz about our great company!

What kind of air conditioner are you giving away? Well it’s a 10.7 EER, 5,350 BTU, 110V, Energystar window-banger with remote and digital controls.  You can see a picture of it below.

Huh? Okay, you can see it on our website right here. An air conditioner unit this size can typically keep a room that’s under 200 square feet nice and cozy during a blazing-hot Summer. Yes, it’d be perfect the double-hung (up/down) window in your hot bedroom.

Will you provide installation? Well, although we provide installation within the immediate Southern California area, we can not install your new air conditioner for free.  But this should be a piece of cake for anyone who can read basic instructions and can lift about 70 pounds onto their window.

What’s it worth? Okay, regular big-box retailers usually sell it for almost $175.00 (if they have any air conditioners in-stock at all), but we carry it for $119.00.  In addition, since it qualifies for an Energystar rebate when purchased, most utility companies will send you a check for $50.00 bringing the net price down to $69.00!

Who are we? Again, we’ve been selling air conditioners out of our showroom and 30,000 square foot warehouse in North Hollywood, California for more than 43 years.  Although we just set up new accounts on Twitter and Facebook, Feder’s Distributors has been selling online since 2000.  We’re the air conditioning experts.  We keep you cool in the Summer!

I have another question… Okay, call us toll-free during our normal business hours: 866-333-3770, email us: info@aafeders.com, or follow Marcus Feder on Twitter and @mhfeder your question or comment.