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Thru-The-Wall Air Conditioners Explained

This post should describe the differences between the two types of thru-the-wall room air conditioning units.

The first type of wall unit is necessary when there is not yet an air conditioner installed.  A wall unit that has a slide-out chassis should be installed.  These units should already come with their own sleeve for easy installation.  To install, the chassis (guts) should be slid-out of its sleeve, a hole should be cut approximately 1/4″ larger than the size of the unit’s sleeve in to the wall.  The sleeve should be screwed into a stud in the wall, then the guts should be slid into the sleeve.  This type of wall unit uses a sleeve for installation because if something goes wrong in the future, it can easily be removed from its sleeve for repair or maintenance.

The second type of thru-the-wall air conditioner sold (more of a specialty item) comes into play if there is already an air conditioner installed in the wall (like the first type of unit discussed above) that needs to be replaced.  Although a little more expensive than the first type of wall unit on average, these air conditioners are much less expensive to install because a new hole does not need to be cut or an existing hole does not need to be altered.  Most relacement thru-the-wall air conditioners are smaller than 26″ wide and 16″ tall, since the old “standard” wall unit was about that size.  These thru-the-wall units are solid-sided and rear-vented so that they can slide into any existing sleeve without any trouble breathing which may result in a unit overheating.  Also, since these units are typically smaller than an existing wall air conditioner (often sized 24″ wide and 14 1/2″ tall), they come with a trim-kit that slides over the front of the air conditioner to fill most gaps between the unit and the existing sleeve.

Solid-sided, rear-vented thru-the-wall replacement air conditioner

Often times, the question comes up as to why the first type of wall air conditioner can’t be installed in to an existing sleeve.  Well, as discussed, these units have side-vents that allow the unit to breath, and more often than not, the side-vents in the unit will not match the side-vents in the existing sleeve and can cause the unit to overheat and damage its compressor, thereby rendering the unit inoperable, often times without any waranty coverage due to the fact that the unit being installed improperly.

Another distinguishing factor between these two types of air conditioners is that the first type of unit can usually also be installed in a double-hung window and often times comes with a side accordian sleeve (which can be removed for a wall installation).

Window air conditioner with accordian sleeve
Window air conditioner with accordian sleeve

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Keep Cool and Warm Together!

If you need a large air conditioner to help you get through the rest of the summer, with heating options that can help you endure a cold winter, than look no further than the Black and Decker  18,000 BTU with the model  number of BWH18A. The air conditioner includes 3 fan speeds in order to meets your needs. The unit offers both cooling and heating flexibilities too. This includes a programmable 24 hour timer to help meet your needs regardless of what temperature you need.

Black & Decker 18,000 BTU Heat Strip

The unit also offers an energy saver mode that shuts the compressor off when the desired temperature is met, limiting excess runtime and reducing energy costs effectively. The Black and Decker 18,000 BTU includes a digital time/temperature display that is easy to read. It is located the front of the unit, so you can read the display and use the remote control to make adjustments from the other side of the room.

This unit can cover a big room or area and is easy to install. Contact us for more information about the BWH18A. While the heat is still intense, it is a great time to buy an air conditioner and this is just one of our many units offered at great prices.

Santa Monica Showroom/Warehouse: 310-450-8585 or TOLL-FREE: 855-28-FEDER                                                                                                                                                       North Hollywood Showroom/Warehouse: 818-769-8000 or TOLL-FREE: 866-FEDERS-0
North Hollywood Warehouse: 818-982-3300

 

All in One Kitchen Appliance

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Are you looking for a sink, a small refrigerator, stove or even some kitchen storage space?  How about all four of them in one convenient piece? Avanti has special 30” and 36” complete compact kitchen sets including a refrigerator. These sets come with almost everything you will need for your kitchen while taking up a minimal amount of space. They contain many parts and are very similar with just a couple main differences.

Some of the features in the 36” set are a stainless steel sink with chrome faucet and a stainless steel countertop. There are two electric heating elements at 500 and 1000 watts with power indicator lights. There is integrated backsplash on top to help keep clean. The refrigerator is 3.0 CF and has a reversible door that you can give a right or left swing. It has an adjustable full range thermostat and an auto defroster. Also included is a crisper with a glass lid. The white cabinet has 2 adjustable and removable slide-out shelves and convenient door racks.

The 30” set is very similar with just a few key differences other than size. The grills are on the left side of the top rather than the right side and the refrigerator is on the left side in the front. This refrigerator also has reversible door with all the same features. This set is also ADA compliant to make easy to use for those with disabilities.

If this looks like the exact thing your apartment or your tenant might need come by either of our showrooms today and take a look. The model numbers for the piece are CK30-2 and CK36-2.

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

Get Me an Amana

Amana Dishwasher
Amana Dishwasher

Are you sick of taking the time to hand wash all your dishes? Is it still somehow quicker to hand wash than use your outdated dishwasher? If either of these is true, you need to come and take a look at our Amana dishwasher selection. A good dishwasher we offer is the ADB1100 offered in white, black or even stainless steel. This dishwasher is great fit for any apartment and gets the job done. It has many features which make it easy to use and will leave any user satisfied.

The dishwasher is Energy Star® qualified and helps save money while conserving energy. IT uses 35% less energy and 62% less water. The triple filter wash system gives you no need to prewash your dishes. A combination of three filters remove even the tiniest food particles from the wash water, so you conserve energy and water and still get clean dishes! The tall tub interior features more room than a standard tub dishwasher, so you can wash more dishes in fewer loads. The heated dry option allows you to leave the towel on the rack. The heated dry function whisks away moisture so you can put your dishes straight into the cupboard from the dishwasher.

This Amana Dishwasher also has a 1-hour wash cycle to clean up a lightly soiled load quickly. The high temperature wash option allows you to turn up the heat while adding an extra rinse for enhanced cleaning and drying. The push button controls are a better alternative to knobs and dials. It adds to the looks of the dishwasher in any kitchen. Come down to either of our locations and inquire about this Amana dishwasher or any of our other great dishwashers we have to offer.

North Hollywood Showroom/Warehouse: 818-769-8000 or TOLL-FREE: 866-FEDERS-0
North Hollywood Warehouse: 818-982-3300
Santa Monica Showroom/Warehouse: (Former Carlson’s Warehouse) 310-450-8585 or TOLL-FREE: 855-28-FEDER

Cool is Back with GE

GE Artistry Series
GE Artistry Series

The GE Artistry™ Series is a new class of strikingly bold appliances with cool metallic handles and knobs, sleek chrome trim, clean and classic lines, and comes in either black or white. It combines a normal black or white appliance with stainless steel knobs and handles giving it a modern look. The series includes just about every appliance you need in order to remodel your kitchen while giving it a fashionable look.

The refrigerator has a bottom-freezer with tons of space and it is ENERGY STAR® rated, so don’t worry about your electricity meter spinning like crazy. The high-gloss crown door has a unique shine and is complemented by the horizontal handles and GE badge. It includes adjustable gallon door bins and crisper drawers to help provide the ideal environment for storing your produce. The interior lighting shines bright and the easy-to-use controls regulate both the fresh food and freezer sections.

The range is not only offered in either black or white, but you have your choice of gas or electric too. Each option offers several burners up top, with various heat outputs and sizes so you can boil, simmer and fry to your heart’s desire. The range has an 8″ power boil element with 2,500 watts producing quick, vigorous heat. There is a removable full-width storage drawer so you can store cookware or kitchen accessories. There is an analog clock that’s easy to read and a ceramic-glass cooktop that can be wiped clean without much effort. The smooth surface and rounded corners make cleanup quick and easy in the oven and the 5.0 cu. ft. oven capacity lets you cook more dishes at once.

The dishwasher has 65% more wash-power compared to previous models and has many great features. There are 3 pressurized, full-coverage wash arms so you can expect exceptionally clean and table-ready dishes with powerful wash arms. The steam prewash loosens tough soils, virtually eliminating the need for soaking or pre-rinsing dishes. The dishwasher has a status light on the door to let you know it’s running. The sanitize option is a high-temperature rinse that sanitizes and reduces 99.999% of bacteria found on dishes. It is also Energy Star® qualified for efficiency and money savings.

Finally, the most convenient cooking appliance, the microwave. It goes right above the range, so when you are cooking the powerful vent sucks up what you don’t want floating around the kitchen. The brushed metal metallic handle and chrome trim around the window and controls are the definition of instant gratification. The microwave has time and weight defrost so frozen foods can thaw evenly with multiple defrost options. The two-speed 300-cfm venting system quickly removes smoke and steam from the cooktop. The turntable button controls turntable operation and you can add 30 seconds of microwave cooking time with a click of a button.

If you need one appliance or all of them, now is the time to buy. For great products and at great prices contact your local Feder’s Distributors. They come in white and in black, so you can choose which color fits in best with your or your tenants’ kitchen.

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 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

Summer in the City

Now that summer is here, our newest location in Santa Monica is getting busy and for good reason. A couple of weeks ago the signs and logos went up on the building helping draw attention to an already growing customer base. There have already been multiple occasions when a  customer has come inside because they saw the signs on the building and showed interest in our products. And speaking of products, with the summer heat almost here it is a perfect time to buy air conditioners. Try out our line of GE’s finest air conditioners including the 8,000 and 10,000 BTU, both including slide-out chasses for easy cleaning.

So come as soon as you can to either our North Hollywood or Santa Monica location. With our signs up on our Santa Monica building we hope there is less customer confusion. As a reminder we are located in the old Carlson’s warehouse on the corner of Colorado and 7th St. So for all your air conditioning, refrigerator, oven and appliance needs.

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

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Grand Opening Special!

Feder’s Distributors has opened its newest location in Santa Monica!  We are located at 700 Colorado Avenue (at 7th Street) in the former Carlsons Appliances warehouse.  To celebrate our Grand Opening, we are happy to offer our new customers FREE LOCAL DELIVERY on orders of $299 or more, now through March 29.  Call or visit us today to take advantage of this great offer!

Santa Monica Showroom/Warehouse:
700 Colorado Avenue (entrance on 7th Street)
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone: 310-450-8585
TOLL-FREE: 855-28-FEDER

Save Up to $600.00 Per Year!

pureWash Laundry System
pureWash Laundry System

Introducing pureWash Eco-Friendly Laundry System with Ozone for high efficiency or low efficiency laundry!

The pureWash Laundry System cleans clothes using activated oxygen, known as Ozone, which breaks the molecular bonds (oxidation) that hold the dirt and bacteria to your clothes and is 3,000 times faster and 150 percent more effective than bleach at destroying bacteria.  Ozone oxidizes the soiled material into carbon dioxide and water, which decreases the discharge of chemicals in laundry waste water and encourages the breakdown of organic matter in sewers and septic systems.  The pureWash Laundry System keeps your clothes whiter and brighter and saves money by using cold water only and little to no detergent!

To learn more about the pureWash Eco-Friendly Laundry System, click here.  Then call or visit any of our three locations today to order your new system!  We have two locations in North Hollywood and we are now open in Santa Monica in the former Carlsons Appliances warehouse!

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

Have You Seen Our New FAUCETS, SINKS, TUBS, And TOILETS?

Feder’s Distributors now carries plumbing fixtures and supplies!  We offer many brands including Blanco, Dawn, Toto, Newport Brass, Rohl, Mr. Steam, Dawn, Grohe, and many others.   Come in today to see the new line of sinks, faucets, tubs, toilets, showerheads, and much more!  We have three convenient locations to serve you in North Hollywood and now open in Santa Monica, in the former Carlsons Appliances warehouse.

North Hollywood Showroom/Warehouse: 

818-769-8000 or TOLL-FREE: 866-FEDERS-0

Santa Monica Showroom/Warehouse: 

310-450-8585 or TOLL-FREE: 855-28-FEDER

North Hollywood Warehouse: 

818-982-3300