Keep cool with this Frigidaire FFPA0822R1 portable air conditioner, which features a 350 sq. ft. cooling capacity to keep your bedroom, living room or kitchen comfortable. Ready-Select controls and 3 fan speeds offer versatile cooling options.
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Does the job, but isn't user friendly.
Posted by: Varon from: on
First, let me start this off by saying for a portable air conditioner, it does the job decently. However, if you're looking for an easy to use unit, pass this one up. In order to use most of the settings for the unit, you -have- to use the remote. The unit itself only has controls for the mode, temperature and power. To adjust fan speeds, you have to have the remote.
The unit is advertised to have sleep and wake timers. However, these have to be used with the remote. However, they never actually start or stop appropriately. Most other units have an "Ok" button to confirm your selections.....this unit does not. In fact, if you don't press anything, the remote just sits there and doesn't do anything. In order to make the change, you have to hit the "on/off" button, which sometimes will also shut the unit off, then you have to power it back on.
My second thing that has made me less than happy with this product is that even if the internal water tank is empty from any runoff, any ice that freezes can still leak out onto your floor. Having this in a carpeted area leads to your carpet getting a mildew like smell. I also recommend buying extra insulation kits for your window when you install the unit, as what is included doesn't give you very many options.
So far, I've only used it on days where the temperature hasn't broken 80 degrees outside. There have been some days that it hasn't seemed to help cool my room off that much. As such, I am truly afraid of when summer hits in full on force.
29 out of 34 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Bubbles from: on
This is our second purchase of a portable AC. Our first one is an LG and is so noisy we have to choose whether to shut off while watching our nightly TV shows and suffer from the heat, sometimes causing us to fall asleep uncomfortably until we realize, hey AC isn't on, OR leaving the AC on and trying to figure out the dialogue. We lose either way.
With the Frigidaire portable AC, it's quiet and has several choices for speed, while the LG only has High and Low, the low setting being almost the same noise level as the High.
The compression on the Frigidaire seems to have some tech improvements as it doesn't immediately shut off with a loud boom. It takes a few seconds to shut off which is prob good for the electrical components, while the LG shuts off hard and immediately after pressing the power button.
My son's bedroom which is slightly bigger than ours cools down quicker and better with the Frigidaire. I had to increase the setting to 72 because he said he's so cold in middle of the night he can't get up to get a drink of water or go for a bathroom run. We jokingly tell him we will switch our LG to his room and take his.
The heat the LG gives off via the tubing leading the air out the window is like having AC and a heater on in the room at the same time. I haven't experienced that with the Frigidaire.
The timer on the Frigidaire is excellent and I set it up before going to bed so that my son doesn't have an excuse not to get up because his room may be too cold.
The ONLY thing that I see as a negative and it's so negligent, but still worth mentioning for those who NEED this perk is that the Frigidaire Portable AC doesn't tell you the temperature of the room. It ONLY shows you the temperature both on the remote and the AC panel that you set it to cool the room down to. The LG shows you the actual temperature as it changes, and shows you the temperature you choose to set it to go down to when you press the up and down buttons.
I hope my review helped you make an informed decision. I compared many models and most were average, so I took a chance and have no regrets thus far. Keep in mind some are lemons right out of the box, but that can happen with any electrical device.
I also forgot to mention the cleanliness factor. Window AC's get quite dirty and filled with mold and dirt. The portable seems to stay cleaner and do a great job of blocking out or filtering out any odors from coming in, such as neighbor cutting lawn or smoking, which was a disaster with our last window AC in my son's room, which this portable one is replacing.
15 out of 15 found this review helpful.
Bought a second one
Posted by: 2mil from: on
Developed some back problems, so we went with portable a/cs instead of window units. I did some homework, and Honeywells got fairly consistent good ratings. Bought a Honeywell a/c because of the warranty (5 yrs parts and labor) and because it used less current (amps) than comparable units. Also bought this Frigidaire instead of another Honeywell just to "cover our bases." We put the Frigidaire in my wife's office, about 120 sq feet and the Honeywell in our bedroom, about 150 sq feet. My wife started remarking about how "chilly" it was in her office and how she had to turn the temp up. The Honeywell, on the other hand, at full blast could not keep up with a 90 degree day. The best it could do is get our bedroom down to about 75 - 78 degrees. We took it back and got another Frigidaire and have been a lot more satisfied. It draws about an amp more power than the Honeywell and is a little louder, but the fan is a lot stronger and it actually cools our bedroom. Not as good of a warranty, but it's cheaper and it works better.
13 out of 13 found this review helpful.
Great Buy.. Easy to set up!
Posted by: BigJimV from: Centereach NY on
My daughter recently moved into a studio apartment in Brooklyn. I knew I couldn't be there to install an air conditioner for her so I bought this air-conditioner. When the weather got hot enough, she called me to say that she set it up in five minutes and it cooled off the apartment in 15 minutes. This was a great buy and easy to set up. I highly recommend it!
11 out of 11 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Drayy215 from: on
We were nervous about the room size we were purchasing the unit for (approx. 450 sq/ft) since the unit says it works great for 350 sq/ft and under. We had very high ceilings so we thought it might not cool things down enough, but we were wrong!! Sometimes we have to turn the unit off because it makes the room so chilly! Great unit, especially for the price!!!
9 out of 9 found this review helpful.
Chills the room well
Posted by: desgustada from: duarte on
Once you figure out how to make the hose STAY on, you've got a great AC. Don't move it around much or that darned hose will pop off!
12 out of 14 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Bee7 from: on
I love this a.c. it cools my room in minutes.. It doesn't take up too much space and does what it's suppose to.
8 out of 9 found this review helpful.
Okay for the Price
Posted by: RLVP from: Bellevue, WA on
This is a decent unit and the second portable a/c I've owned. The installation process was a bit difficult due to my window opening sideways and the short hose assembly provided. I had to improvise to make sure everything look decent to follow HOA guidance at my property. It was a little difficult to install the end of the hose to the caps, but not impossible. I also had to get a paper window blind to cover the gap to make sure everything was sealed properly and didn't look ghetto from the outside. The unit works great and cools the room nicely. However, I have a Dyson fan in the room that also helps with the airflow. The only thing I dislike about the unit is that it does not shut off by itself, it stays on and on. For a non energy efficient artifact, I am a little concern and am considering to return. It certainly gets the job done.
6 out of 6 found this review helpful.
Good portable A/C for the price
Posted by: RayC52 from: Patchogue, NY on
I purchased this A/C for a small room (12x14). What I like is its portability and it cools the room well. What I don't like is the venting which comes out of it's connection to the window slide and unit too easy. I also don't like that you need to empty the water from the unit from the humidity. To get around that, I connected a hose to the secondary drain connection and have it drip into a small bucket which is easier to empty.
5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
I love my new AC!
Posted by: Jenny from: on
It works great for a big room. I live in a studio and it gets the whole place cool and chill :) Great price as well!