Frigidaire is one of the most ubiquitous names in the home appliance industry. Originally called the Guardian Frigerator Company of Fort Wayne, Indiana, the name was changed in 1919 after General Motors became the primary investor. Eventually, Frigidaire would become synonymous with refrigerator and may have originated the slang term “fridge.” Throughout the 20th Century, Frigidaire would expand its manufacturing inventory, become a global company, and grow by leaps and bounds. They even claim to have built and sold the first electric self-contained refrigerator, home food freezer, 30” electric range, and room air conditioner.
Until 1979, Frigidaire was owned by General Motors. That year, GM sold the company to Delco-Light who would in turn sell it to Electrolux in 1986. Electrolux remains the parent company and Frigidaire remains a very profitable brand. They continue to manufacture all sorts of home appliances, residential air conditioners, energy efficient heat pumps, and more. Given its long brand history and consumer association, Frigidaire seems likely to continue operating long into the 21st Century.
Frigidaire iHybrid Packaged Dual Fuel System:
The Frigidaire iHybrid Packaged Dual Fuel System is a powerful HVAC unit designed to meet all a homeowner’s heating and cooling air comfort needs. Like many HVAC systems, the iHybrid Packaged Dual Fuel is available in different sizes to meet the needs of different sized houses. Of course, despite the tonnage differences, the various iHybrid models share many similarities.
Every Frigidaire iHybrid Packaged Dual Fuel System uses a 15 SEER energy efficient heat pump for summer cooling and seasonal heating. The energy efficient heat pump achieves its 15 SEER rating with a Copeland UltraTech 2-stage Scroll Compressor, a superior choice for long term product life and performance. The energy efficient heat pump is also built for R410A refrigerant, a chlorine-free refrigerant that does not have the negative impact on the ozone layer other refrigerants do. Since heat pumps lose efficiency at very low temperatures, the iHybrid Packaged Dual Fuel System relies on a four-stage gas heating element to maintain internal warmth.
On every iHybrid Packaged Dual Fuel System, Frigidaire also guarantees the Copeland UltraTech 2-stage Scroll Compressor and the gas heat exchanger for a decade of service. If either the compressor or the exchanger fail, Frigidaire will replace the entire system. That guarantee is on top of the 10 year all-parts warranty. An iHybrid Dual Fuel also features a galvanized steel cabinet, corrosion-resistant drain pan, high and low pressure switches, heavy gauge base rails, compressor sound blanket, swept-wing fan blade, demand defrost controls, easy-access panels, suction accumulator, convertible air delivery, and variable-speed motor.