The Friedrich CP06F10 6,000 BTU air conditioner is a window-mounted unit designed to cool a small room of approximately 10 feet by 12 feet. Based on frequent comments by reviewers about its quietness, it appears ideally suited for a bedroom. Reviewers also appreciate the look of this unit. Both owners and lab tests indicate that air flows primarily straight forward rather than to the left or right, but reviews indicate that it still efficiently cools its intended square footage and then some.
The most consistent complaint found refers to this AC unit's tricky installation. While reviews show the Friedrich CP06F10 to be quieter than others its size, another model receiving praise at a much lower price point is the Kenmore 70051 (*Est. $160). While both of these air conditioners are Energy Star-rated, the Friedrich CP06F10 has a greater energy efficiency (11.2 SEER) than most models its size, which are typically rated at about 10.8 SEER.
ConsumerReports.org tests about 40 window-mounted air conditioners and gives them an overall score based on their ability to cool their advertised space while staying energy-efficient and quiet. These AC units also receive a rating for categories such as brownout performance (effectively restarting after a power outage), ease of use and airflow direction. The Friedrich CP06F10 is included in this testing.
Review: Recommended Air Conditioners, Editors of ConsumerReports.org
JR.com offers the best source of reviews for the Friedrich CP06F10. Sixteen owners give this air conditioner an average 4.5 stars out of 5. Most reviews comment on how quiet and efficiently the unit runs, although many add that they had a difficult time with installation.
Review: Friedrich 6000 BTU Window Air Conditioner, Contributors to JR.com
A single Amazon.com reviewer contradicts the owners on other sites, giving this AC unit just one star out of five because of the noise it produces.
Review: CP06F10 6,000 BTU Compact Programmable Air Conditioner, Contributors to Amazon.com
The only owner review on this site reports being happy with the Friedrich CP06F10 simply based on it performing as intended.
Review: Friedrich 6000 BTU Window/Wall Air Conditioner, Contributors to AJMadison.com