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Frigidaire - 550 Sq. Ft. Window Air Conditioner - White-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 346 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Lot of Bang for Your Buck!

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    JGouse0498
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    After sweltering last year during our first summer in our newly-purchased home, my wife and I knew we needed a strong air conditioner for the downstairs (living room, kitchen, and bathroom). Since the insulation is rather lacking (didn't realize that when we bought the place), it's freezing cold in the winter and a sauna in summer. 12,000 BTU was probably a bit of overkill, but even so...this unit is INCREDIBLE! Within a few minutes, we can feel the cold air in the far corner of the kitchen. In fact, if I had any negative comment to make, it's that it works TOO well and can be excessively cold at times. As for the noise level, yeah it's on the louder side, but it doesn't really bother us too much.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for an apartment living room

    Posted
    Manny
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    Overall this air conditioner does what it's advertised to do. The air is cold and covers a long range of distance. Having eco settings allow you to keep the air conditioner on all day while the machine manages itself. The only issue I had was that my unit did not come with the top frame parts to install it into the window. A custom frame had to be made in the window to properly place the air conditioner. Called Best Buy about it and they told me I needed to bring back the entire unit so they can make sure. Couldn't do that because I really had the unit installed and working. Otherwise, I do recommend this product. Most likely you will not be missing the top frame as I was.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A workhorse of an air conditioner

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    MDBB
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    I purchased this AC this past summer when one heat pump zone in my house went out of commission. Eventually the heat pump system was replaced but I had to live without it from May 29th until August 21st. This window unit was a life saver during those weeks. It was easy to install and came with all of the insulating supplies needed to make a good seal around the window that it was installed into. It ran pretty much non stop night and day for those weeks keeping an area of 1400 square feet comfortable enough for my family. I have to give it an excellent rating for working flawlessly that many hours.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice model upgrade

    Posted
    OregonianstuckinIndiana
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    Bought the older 12,000 BTU version of this two years ago for my 26x20 woodworking garage. New one works great in our 16x16 sunroom. Needs this much AC because the side walls are 10’ and then a big pitch up to 16’ vault — made sure to figure that into *cubic foot* rating VS just typical square foot figure. Room has lots of late afternoon exposure. Like that this new one is more efficient. Sound level is pretty low

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    COLD AIR AND EASY INSTALLATION

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    MDB1
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    I purchased this window air conditioning unit in order to survive what has turned out to be 6 weeks so far of summer heat while my central ac system is being replaced. Installation was a snap and so far after running non stop pumping cold air into an open living area of approximately 1200 sq feet for 6 weeks it is working like a charm. I particularly like the remote sensing unit so that the remote can be set across the room and the thermostat reading taken from that spot. This avoids the unit cutting on and off as frequently as it would if the air temperature was measured directly at the unit.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A little loud but does its job exceptionally well!

    Posted
    JGouse0498

    Many reviews do point out that the unit is loud, and yes that's true. It is quite loud. BUT... For how quickly it cools down our entire downstairs (it's a small, non-open floor plan house, but the living room is a good size), the noise is bearable. Especially since you probably won't need to keep it running consistently. We had a terrible hot and humid summer up here in NE Pennsylvania, and our house holds in heat like it's a priceless diamond. Even then, we only have to keep the AC running for about 15-20 minutes before it actually gets too COLD!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Coooolll AC

    Posted
    Smitty
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    Replaced older window AC units with two of the 12K BTU Frigidaire models. Have been using them for just over a month now and they are keeping my 2200 sq ft log home at about 70 degrees while it has been over 90 for much of this time. Especially like that they have an economy mode that shuts it down until it is needed. Also like the remote sensing feature that uses the remote as a thermostat (note this feature does not work in eco mode you must be in cool mode). Overall great units and highly recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great air conditioner

    Posted
    Deloris
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    Great ac fulfilled my expectations for my bedroom. Needed a new one my old unit died last day of needed use last year. I had purchased a Frigidaire unit over a year ago for my living room and loved it. Very cold air noise level not bad. The autosensing feature is great which helps save on the electric bill. I did not need a Wifi unit as long as I have my remote I am more than satisfied. It is a very nice looking unit and was very happy with the installation by Best Buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This air conditioner saved us this summer

    Posted
    Thismadeusbelievers
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    We have an old home with 10 foot ceilings downstairs so we didn't believe a window unit would be able to cool us downstairs. We were wrong! We decided to try one as a neighbor told us one worked decently for them and we are 100% glad that we did. It has made the summer tolerable, as we have had about 3 times the 90 plus degree days that we usually have and add the high humidity and we would have been miserable. So I have been telling anyone I know with an older home to definitely get this air conditioner. It is not too noisy and has worked beautifully!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    WoW!

    Posted
    Pauleeb
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    WOW! That's all I can say. I bought this for a 525sf 1 BR apt right before the 110 degree weather and what a Godsend! It didn't miss a beat, kept the place cold, not cool. I was suspect if a windowed ac facing SW and normally the place gets hot when there are consecutive hot days but there was no problem with this AC. It's quiet enough for an ac but man do I feel spoiled HAHA. I have not received a bill since I got it but keeping my 525sf place frozen if I want is worth it for the summer months.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Working just fine...

    Posted
    KingDavid

    We bought this unit after reviewing various brands and prices. We installed it this past Sunday and thus far its doing what it should. I don't think its to loud - its a window unit so we have to deal with some noises but it cools our living/dining/kitchen area quite well...this unit was not on the floor so if you go searching for one - check inventory online and have them check the back warehouse cause they didn't think it was in stock until I showed them it was from my smart phone... God bless - long hot summer ahead :(

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice ac

    Posted
    Cilla
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    This ac keeps my room cold to the point my nose and hands get cold. When it's humid I don't feel it. I sweat easily so I love this ac. The cord is on the left side and doesn't reach the outlet so I had to get an extension cord. Also had to buy a bigger ac bracket cause this ac is huge and it is required by the building I live in. Ac comes with that top part bar to hold onto window but you have to drill it on the ac. The remote shows the temperature in the room it comes with batteries.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very good product

    Posted
    Lenard
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    Frigidaire has always made quality products at all levels. It works great. The only part i had a priblem with is there was no drain hole; i had to drill one in it because it had collected about 2 inches of water from the rain and the fan would make a lot noise against it. Facing the AC from the back, i drilled an 1/8" inch drain hole in the right corner. There is an inch between the grill and side cover so stay right in the corner.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A+

    Posted
    soopanick
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    I live in an average sized Manhattan apartment and I've had 8,000 and 10,000 BTU before - they would often have to work hard to make the room cold on hot days. I've found that this 12,100 BTU model does the job without having to work too hard. It runs fairly quiet and looks nice (It's the first time i've seen a black directional blowers on an air conditioner and i must admit it looks nicer).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Terrific AC completely cools my daughter’s bedroo

    Posted
    ZIGGEE
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    This 12,000 BTU AC is far more efficient and completely cools my daughters east facing bedroom during the day where she sleeps after coming home from a midnight shift at a major local hospital - I replaced the 8,000 BTU she initially installed that was absolutely inadequate to provide her the restful comfort she requires after a very long evening shift tending to the needs of several patients housed in her ward for medical treatment and care.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      FrigidaireSupport

      Hello ZIGGEE! We appreciate your review! We are glad to hear that your daughter's Frigidaire - 550 Sq. Ft. Window Air Conditioner is working efficiently for her. Should you ever have any questions, feel free to contact us at 1-888-203-1389 Monday-Friday 8am-8pm EST and Saturday 9am-6pm EST.~Briana Frigidaire

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Keeps the room cool without even trying!

    Posted
    Lorenzo
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    We have central air on our first floor. Our second floor is now a converted master bedroom which one central air vent. Needless to say in this heat nothing is cooling the room. So we picked up this guy at our local Best Buy. It may be a little loud but at the end of the day it’s no big deal for us. It cools the room fast, strongly, and the remote is a great bonus.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great A/C

    Posted
    teacher
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    This is my second Frigidaire ac that I purchased. This one replaced an older Kenmore unit that worked well but got rather too loud over time. This unit is so quiet I sometimes forget it is running. Efficiently and effectively cools a relatively 'open space apartment with large dining and living areas and a full kitchen. Stylish look and great price. Very happy with this purchase!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better than I expected!

    Posted
    jessica15
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    We have a 900 sq ft apartment and we expected this to just get us by during the summer. I was shocked when it actually kept the whole apartment not just comfortable, but cold! I've had to reach for a blanket numerous to warm up, even when it's been 90+ with a heat index of over 100. It is a little louder than I would like, but staying cool is far more important than having to turn the TV volume up!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent cooling! We are happy with it!

    Posted
    dsfoley
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    We have a small 980 sq. ft. ranch beach property that needed A/C. Installed in the living room and the unit successfully cooled all the rooms (LR, Kitchen, Bath and 3 Bedrooms). We are very happy with this unit. Our only hiccup was that the house is so old it didn't have any grounded outlets, so we had to have an electrician come and install one for us.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Cools great

    Posted
    macy
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    I have a small deli and we put this unit in the wall. It has helped keep the space I needed cooled with the door constantly opening and closing. I am very happy with my purchase and would recommend this to everyone. I hope this review helps future customers with their decision to buy a window unit Air Conditioner.

    I would recommend this to a friend