The quietest room air conditioner on the market is the Friedrich Kuhl SQ05N10B, according to research conducted by Consumer Reports and published May 7, 2014. This window unit can be purchased from Amazon.com and from retail dealers found on the manufacturer's website, as of March 2015.
Consumers can find local dealers by inputting a ZIP code or city and state combination into a search engine on the Fredrich website. Individuals then select one of four choices for authorized locations, including a retail dealer, wholesale distributor, authorized repair center, and a plan and spec shop. Lastly, users click on Find Locations to get the nearest dealer. Consumers narrow the search by product type such as window units, through-wall varieties, portable air conditioners, dehumidifiers and air purifiers.
After typing in the search parameters, several online dealers may appear if no physical locations are nearby. Consumers click on a logo to view selections of Friedrich products on that particular website. Online retailers include Compact Alliance, Newegg, Living Direct, Sylvane and Allergy & Air.
Once a location on the dealer locator has been established, users can click on a different radio button down the left side to change the type of service they want. For instance, altering the search from a retail location to a wholesaler maintains the same locale after consumers click the Find Locations button once.