Frigidaire has been in this business for quite a long time. This experience, coupled with extensive research gives them a wealth of information on virtually all kinds of possible customer needs and taste.
One such category of customers Frigidaire wouldn’t like to leave behind is that comprising of users who love classic products without fancy features and controls.
These customers love the good old mechanical rotary controls as they see them as more dependable and fast.
Frigidaire targets these exact customers with its 5,000BTU FFRA0511R1 model. Let’s look at what it has to offer.
Description of the FFRE055S1 by Frigidaire
If you have a room of about 150 square feet, then this window-mounted Frigidaire’s 5000BTU FFRA0511R1 could help you quickly cool it effortlessly with its small but powerful air conditioner. I50 sq. Ft spaces include campers, trailers, and small bedrooms.
You only need to have the standard 115V outlet near this unit, and you can go on and enjoy your day in a cool breeze inside the house. It is also made to start with low voltage so as to save on energy. To add to this the efficiency has really been improved as it can cool effectively at an EER of 11.1. This is well above the Energy Star requirement of 10.0 EER.
Such efficiency pushes down costs of operating the appliance significantly to about $41 ( based on the national average electricity of 12 cents per kWh and seasonal use of about 8 hours per day over a 3 month period). You should, therefore, be able to save on costs while operating this unit.
Dehumidification is also modest, going at a rate of 1.1 pints per hour. This should ensure you keep the excess moisture controlled. There is also a filter with an antibacterial mesh that is accessible from the side by slide. This filter is able to remove harmful bacteria and dust particles from the air ensuring you have a comfortable experience.
The noise is kept considerably low during the operation and you should be able to sleep or study comfortably without being constantly woken up.
The control panel is very dependable as it features two mechanical rotary controls to manage the cooling and fan speeds. There is also an additional control knob that allows you to direct the air to the desired direction. One of the knobs, the thermostat dial, has a range of up to 7 different levels. You will have to settle manual temperature levels as opposed to a more accurate digital temperature display.
In case of a power outage, the unit is able to effortlessly restart and resume to previous settings.
This unit requires a window width of 23 – 36 inches to install easily. The extra-long, 6.5-feet, three-prong power cord makes extension cords unnecessary. You should refrain from using this unit alongside other appliances as it triggers circuit-breakers or breaks fuses.
The warranty only covers one year of operation on labor and parts.
|Cooling capacity (in BTU)||5000BTU|
|Built-In Heat Pump||No|
|Built-In Heat Dehumidifier||Yes|
|Recommended Room Size||150 sq. ft.|
|Max Noise Level (in dB)||50dB|
|Remote control ? Y/N||Yes|
|Automatic Shut-Off / Restart after shutdown||Yes|
|Dimensions||18.5 x 17.5 x 13.4 inches|
|Price (in USD)||$289.00|
- Easy mounting and un-mounting. This unit can be easily installed and unmounted from the window for storage.
- Fairly quiet. This unit maintains quiet operation to enable you to sleep without being constantly woken up.
- The manual temperature dial is very limited It may not allow for a more accurate temperature setting though an option to plug a digital thermostat is provided.
Perfect for my 12x14 ish room. Keeps everything nice and cool, and having the timer is great so I can put it on a while before bed, then have it turn off once it's late in the evening and I'm asleep. Even the fan setting is great, showing you the temp of the room makes it really useful."
the best unit on the market for DIY solar ac. having said that, we need more 12.2 eer units at smaller BTU rating for tiny homes solar applications! still very hard"
Conclusion: FFRE055S1 by Frigidaire
If you are on the hunt for a classic but efficient window air conditioner, to deliver good cooling even on the hottest conditions, consider Frigidaire FFRA0511R1.
It works well to ensure it operates quietly and can be easily be set up and unmounted from the window. Those who don’t like mechanical controls have also been taken care of as you can plug a more accurate digital dial on the unit to show you the exact temperature readings.
This lightweight compact air conditioner is a definite hit and we feel it can sufficiently do the job without complement it with a fan. It has even earned itself the Amazon’s Choice badge from Amazon’s online store. This badge is very rare and is only given only to appliances that are highly rated by users, well priced, and ready to ship immediately.Our rating: