Hi. Full disclosure: this is my first relationship with a window unit. Full disclosure: I think I'm in love. The A\/C is small, light and compact with easy installation (is what the person I made do it said). And sometimes, at night, he reminds me of WALL-E.\n\nI have a small-medium sized room (13'x10') and it cools down quickly. Using the A\/C unit almost every evening\/night on max cool and fan, my ConEd bill went up about $8 dollars. Do with that what you will.\n\nBasically, the product is great (especially if you have no standards)- cheap, small, quiet, efficient, kind of cute. But the real superstar was Walmart. I ordered the A\/C at 4pm on a Wednesday, and it was sitting outside of my door the next morning at 9am. I. DON'T. EVEN. KNOW. HOW. THAT. IS. POSSIBLE. Granted, I live in Brooklyn (the center of the universe), but still. Later, when I checked the tracking log online, I noticed it had shipped before I even ordered it. So that was weird.
This is the best air conditioner that I have ever purchased! It blows super cold air and has a strong fan. My apartment is 2000 sq feet and it cools down the front half of it very well. It even has a remote! I HIGHLY recommend this air conditioner. It is amazing!
This is a great air conditioner. Very light, very quiet, easy to install. Have it cooling a medium sized room about 12x20. No problem. Just remember to push the reset button on the electrical plug when you first use it or it won't work. : )
been using it for 2 weeks as of this writing. the shipping packaging was very good and was easy to unpack. the remote control works great. cooling output is very good, better than expected. this unit is much quieter than my previous kenmore 12,000 btu model. installation was smooth, you must read instructions carefully on removing front cover as it is not obvious without the directions. installed appearance is quite nice. glad i did comparison shopping before purchase. frigidaire is a solid unit.
This replaces a Kenmore that stopped working soon after the warranty ran out. Worse, it made so much racket, even from the beginning, that we had to shut it off to sleep in the rec room. This new one just whispers, and when I returned to the room after two hours, the air actually felt dry. Already the bucket was half full of water. Even though we have central air and the basement is not that damp, the larger (70-pint) machine is easily worth the price. It's quiet, effective, attractive and easy to operate.
I have owned this product for over 18 months. I use it in a bedroom that is 110 square feet. The Frigidaire FRA 103BT1 is fantastic at cooling this room way down. I put this bedroom below 70 degrees without a problem. I have used the product almost everyday since I bought it. I regular maintenance the A\/C with only filter cleanings. I have not had a problem yet.\n\nMy only complaint is the customer service of Frigidaire. I e-mailed them after registering my product. I received no reply. I double-checked my e-mail address that I gave them. It is correct.\n\nI would buy this product again, despite the horrible customer service. It is a great product. I purposefully waited this long to give my review. I wanted to see its long-term performance. It has done great.
It's a real nice a\/c unit, it lets more light in than the conventional types. Perfect for one room, I would have gave it a 5 star rating, but I find myself fighting with the tv volume over the unit noise at times. Ps. I love the remote!
over the years I've owned at least 3 of these and they don't last more than 3 years\nthe first one lasted 2 years, bought 2 more when it quit and one of them just went bad after 3 years. costing $199 I think over $60 a year is a little steep for what you get. gonna try another brand and see if my luck is any better
Shipping carton seemed to be a bit water-damaged, but the strapping and inside the box were intact. No unexpected installation problems. The delicate fins on the outside radiator were almost perfect, even after installation handling. Not looking forward to cleaning those next year, but efficiency has it's constraints.\nAir flow outside seems much greater than the old unit, so the air is getting by those delicate fins just fine. Cooling and airflow, what an air conditioner is all about, are fine for the price and rating. I used the remote control temperature readout (which checks within one degree of my other electronic thermometers) to check the cooling output air, and it is below 60 degrees. Plenty cool enough for me. The power socket now supplying this 10,000 BTU unit is not getting hot as it did with the old 8000 BTU unit, so I am confident it is not drawing as much power to deliver even more cooling. The power cord is very thick and heavy, with a circuit breaker built into the plug. Good feature.\nReplaced a 72 pound 8000 BTU Freon-charged (but still working) energy hog with this unit.\nThis unit was about the same width, an inch taller, and 14 pounds lighter. This compressor much quieter and auto fan speed much more convienient and efficient than the two-speed buttons on the old unit. Good to see temperature numbers for the thermostat setting too, as opposed to the old rotary knob with 0-9 dial positions.\nAir direction is less than pin-point, but I need to cool the whole area so concentrating the draft isn't too high a priority for me. Controls are pretty straight-forward, even for the extra features. Engaging clean-air mode or setting an on or off time may take me a minute to figure out if\/when I need them, but seem pretty clear just now.\nIf you don't get a full 8-hours sleep as a rule, you will need to fudge when you start the sleep function to let the room warm up overnight, but cool off for getting up. Sleep mode is four degrees warmer than \"awake\" setting, raising in two 30 minute 2 degree steps, then resuming set temperature seven hours later. OK for us retired folks but others may need to resort to the remote control\/front-panel to change the temp setting instead.\nWill try to remember to follow-up review after the summer warms up.
Got this unit a few weeks ago. Walmart is quick on the ship to store orders and that was a nice surprise. If you get this for through the wall order the sleeve at the same time. You have to have that sleeve. This unit is a bit loud but other than that cools nicely and for the price a real deal. The sleeve you see on walmarts web site works well with this unit.
I read the reveiws before I bought these. They seemed like a nice option to window units. I bought 2 units. Not only can they not keep 800 square foot room cool, if it gets above 85 degrees outside it's 80 in here. They pour out tons of water. I have 4 gallon buckets which they drain into behind each unit. After 8 hours at work they have over flowed and wet my carpet. I had to empty the buckets atleast 4 times a day. And both units also drip from somewhere underneath. So I put them on tables at window level to drain them directly outside but of course they still leak from the bottom. They are huge and take up alot of room and are extremely noisy. I was very disappointed frigidaire made such a faulty product. They need to be ashamed of themselves. I now have to buy window units. If I had the boxes these would of been returned.
Received promptly from Walmart. Directions could have been a little clearer. Trying to determine incline away from window, no clear directions. Insulation given with unit not adequate. We are using in sliding window and there were no directions for this scenario as far we could find. Appears to work well but at the time mainly using for white noise and to cool closed bedroom during daily light hours due to working night shift. We have yet to use during a warm summer day.
Pros: quiet, fits sliding window, turns back on after power outage, cools well.\nCons: installations instructions incomprehensible, if you are reasonably handy, throw them away and wing it. Needs a drain hole.