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Frigidaire - 450 Sq. Ft. Window Air Conditioner - White-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 190 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Bye bye heat and humidity

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    ibuy2muchstuff
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    I bought this during a heatwave because I woke up sweating with my ac on, initially I was going to get a larger btu one but they were out of them in store so I got the next in line. This unit has a fairly large footprint and fills most of the window which I like because I don’t remove my ac during the winter so that’s less space left for drafts. It even comes with stick on foam sheets to insulate the accordion sides. I was amazed at the amount of foam things that were in the box. It’s like they believe you won’t be replacing this thing for a really long time so hey here’s all this insulation to stick on. It’s a little heavy and awkward so I recommend having somebody close the window on it while you hold it. You can do it yourself but if you don’t install on the first floor i don’t think you should risk dropping it because it does want to pull you out the window with it. It’s a beast. My room was a ridiculous 85* and after installing this and running it an hour my room was 68*. I had put the dog bed under the previous ac to try to keep her cool but she moved to the far side of the room after this was installed it was finally too cold for her. Supposedly according to calculations I should only require a 5000/6000btu but I doubled that because my room has all day sun and is unbearable like a kitchen would be with an oven on all day and what I had was not sufficiently cooling. So far this is doing the job. I have a similar unit in my kitchen that’s been running well over 4 years. I’m happy with Frigidaire’s air conditioners. My less than sufficient old one was a LG. It’s not excessively loud but it’s not quiet enough to be considered a bedroom unit in my opinion. Sometimes I wake up because I think there is a diesel vehicle idling outside but after becoming coherent I realize it’s the ac compresser. This has happened 3 times lol but I’m sure I will learn to filter out the sound. If it was quieter I’d give 5 stars because it deserves it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Air Conditioner

    Posted
    KentuckyFab
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    I bought this window unit to use in my bedroom, as my apartment is on the 2nd floor AND I do not have central air. This bad boy gets the job done quickly! Not only does it cool down my 400 sq. ft. bedroom in no time, but if I leave my bedroom door open it cools down the rest of my apartment to a tolerable temperature without having to run my much larger window unit a/c concurrently. I live in Kentucky and our humidity hovers between 80-100% in the summer, so this air conditioner is a workhorse! In addition, this is an energy star product and I have not noticed a big spike in my electric bill either. The only drawback is that it is a bit loud, but that’s to be expected. It is RIGHT beside my bed, literally 1 foot away from the edge of my headboard, so if I’m watching TV I’m sure my 1st floor neighbor hates me. Haha! This a/c also comes with a remote control with built in thermostat so you can lay your remote down across the room and the unit will cool the room according to the temperature being sensed by the remote. Or you can be extra and lay in bed 1 ft. away like me and use the remote to change the settings without ever leaving your bed. HA! Pretty cool technology! #winning #adulting

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Ahhhh!

    Posted
    Eric
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    July 21, 2018... current outdoor temp 98...heat index, 113. I bought this to supplement my central ac to help cool off the front of my house which faces the afternoon/evening sun! I currently have the temp set to 70, and it has successfully kept my entire house at a comfy 73 with the help of the central unit which usually reaches 78/79 this time of day during the summer. Installation was a breeze and so far it works as well as I had hoped it would. I recently also purchased the 6k btu for my bedroom and I’m loving it. It too, was super simple to install. I added nylon window screening, cut to fit and attached with adhesive craft magnets to help keep debris out while allowing air to flow freely. (Pic 2). This unit unlike my 6k in my bedroom also came with self stick foam to cover the baffles for better insulation and to keep insects out (Pic 1). I just used 1/2” foam craft board cut to fit to cover my smaller units baffles.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Blows the 8,000 BTU out of water!

    Posted
    NHWW

    Don't get me wrong, I love the Frigidaire but it was inadequate for our new living room and had to upgrade. While we were looking at 12,000 BTU or so, either it was GE or other brands we didn't care for. Always had good luck with Frigidaire so we ordered it (and glad we did as it sold out the day after). It wasn't too heavy so ended up just installing it with piece of wood as a support in the back just in case. I couldn't believe the difference it made, little over 2,000 BTU made a night and day difference. And it is quieter like others have said. It's been cooling off our 900 sq ft first floor much quicker. We brought the 8000 BTU unit upstairs also as the 5000 BTU wasn't cutting it. So all I can say is definitely do your square footage calculation and go a little higher in BTU to give it some overhead and not constantly fighting. The remote is definitely nice.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great controls and cooling

    Posted
    dabirds
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    I needed to replace my Haier Window unit, which just stopped cooling after 4 years. It was more cost effective to replace than repair. I have a large bedroom, and this had a better BTU rating than my Haier, but the the annual cost were about the same. I love the "Sleep" feature which raises the temperature over night, then cools it down just before you should wake. It really lower the power usage. My model has a remote with a thermostat. It senses the ambient temperature from across the room instead of at the unit. This is a good thing! The one thing that is missing, that my Haier had was a dehumidifier mode. But in reality, I never used it. I will likely replace all of my window units with Frigidaires.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good air conditioner

    Posted
    Niceandcool
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    My 2,000+ square foot house really heats up on hot summer days. By evening the upstairs reaches 90 degrees and stays there all night, making sleep impossible. These Frigidaires are strong. I should've bought at least 4, but money constraints made me get 3 of them. I already owned some fans, so I put one a few feet in front of each a.c. unit to help blow cold air thru the house. 18-inch stall fans, not the cheap $20 Walmart ones. That keeps the house in the low 70's, even on 90+ degree days. If I have to use the oven, the temp will reach about 76. Feels sooo much better than outside. Love me a Frigidaire!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sleek, affordable, functional

    Posted
    NYCDweller
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    Having been through easily a dozen window units, moving from apartment to apartment, I decided to get something a little more powerful, eco-friendly, and that looks decent. This fit all the criteria, and cools the space really well. I'm pleasantly surprised at how well it does relative to the price-point, and it's worked remarkably well on all modes (including my favorite, the Eco mode). Also, it's balanced really well, so it's actually easy to install, in spite of it's weight.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Cold air for all!

    Posted
    DEBuchanan
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    I wanted to get a 12000 BTU unit but this was the only one available. Pleasantly surprised by the unit as it cooled the front half of our house with ease. While it was approaching the upper 90 degree temperature outside we were cooling out at a mild 72 degrees inside. Worked better than expected and my darling said it was the best purchase we have made in a long time. Only 4 stars because it is just a little bit on the loud side.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good unit

    Posted
    AlaskaHome
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    Does what it’s supposed to do. It’s a bigger unit, so it cools my whole 1,000 sf house. It’s not super loud. The remote doesn’t have a lighted screen, so you can’t see it in the dark, which means you need to turn the light on to turn the a/c up or down. That would be my only complaint. Hasn’t affected my electric bill very much. I’d buy it again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Air Conditioner

    Posted
    KrisK
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    I hate muggy days. Our house lacks proper insulation so if it's muggy outside, it's muggy inside. This air conditioner saved lives...my life because I have serious breathing issues in hot weather, and my partners life because I get very irritable if I can't breathe! Seriously though, it does a great job at keeping the muggy out and the cool air in. I love it and I'm happy with both the price and the quality.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Keeps entire apartment cool

    Posted
    Debcc
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    The apartment is a little over 600 SF and this little unit keeps the entire apartment cool even though it's rated for a bit smaller area. I like the automatic temperature control -- the unit kicks off when the selected temperature is reached and turns back on before it gets too warm. Easily installed although we did have to make some modifications due to the window orientation.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good, Quiet Air Conditioner

    Posted
    PhylC
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    I bought this air conditioner for my son to use in his New York City apartment. It fit right into his window and is very quiet compared to the old one he had. The one con is that it does allow some outside air into the apartment when it is off, so he will have to get a covering case for the winter.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful Air Conditioner

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    Sunshine11
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    This Air Conditioner cooled my living room/dining room in rapid time. The temperature is set on 73, and it gets real chilly sometimes. I will buy another one before winter comes in to replace the one in my bedroom. I wanted a 12,000 btu, but BestBuy was out and I needed something fast, so I got the 10,200 btu It's perfect, I don't need the 12,000 btu one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great unit!

    Posted
    Bill
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    I bought this unit hoping itd cool my whole downstairs which is about 900 square feet. About double the recommended square footage of 450. In a 1-2hours it went from 87 degrees inside to 74. I was very surprised on how well it worked. But any getting it down to 69 70 took a day of the ac running on auto mode. Air conditioner works great

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Cool indeed.

    Posted
    endgamer
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    10,000 BTU sure does make a difference. I only have one A/C and it is in the living room which is spacious and connects to an open kitchen and a small in-between room from the living room to the bedroom and yet cools all 3 of these rooms. It is quiet for it's size and I like the clean look of it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great A/C

    Posted
    Melexa611
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    A/C works great for my living room. In a short matter of time it cools the room tremendously!! The size of my living room is not huge but it is not small either and it did its job. It came with all the screws etc. that is advertised on the box, nothing was missing. I would definitely purchase this A/C again for another room.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great little A/C

    Posted
    Nono
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    Actually, this is not a 10,200 BTU, but it was exchanged for a 8,000BTU model. I like the remote control, and also the fact that is is Eco-friendly! When I have it on Eco and Auto fan, it will shut off when temp is reached, closing down the condenser so that the electricity bills are tremendously reduced! I love this model!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    not but,

    Posted
    Kazu
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    This AC is good product. but Product management is bad. this is new, but The radiator fins are bent since opening. Why? Does it manage properly? Is this American quality? If it is in Japan, there is no such thing like this.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      FrigidaireSupport

      Thank you for taking the time to share your A/C experience, Kazu. Please take a moment to contact us directly at 1-888-203-1389; Monday through Friday from 8am to 8pm and Saturday from 9am to 6pm EST. We would like to review your account and see what assistance might be available. Thank you, Courtney Frigidaire

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    Posted
    kenroq
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    I bought this to replace another unit that was working fine but my wife wanted one with a remote. This take long to cool a 11ft by 12ft room and makes a lot of noise. The remote looks a bit primitive and it doesn't have lit dial so I can see the temp at nights.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      FrigidaireSupport

      Sorry to hear you are not completely, satisfied, kenroq. If the room temp is really high, it can take a few hours to cool it down. The air exiting the appliance is generally 17-20 degrees cooler than the intake air. Try running it on cool mode with a high fan speed for the fastest cooling performance. ~ Brandi Frigidaire

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Definitely worth it!

    Posted
    Darius
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    This air conditioner keeps our three main rooms cool. We installed it in our dining room and it keeps our adjoining living room and kitchen cool as well. This is an old style house, so we're talking about a fairly large area. Of course we use fans to circulate the air, but I am pleased with the results.

    I would recommend this to a friend