Frigidaire FRA053PU1 5,000-BTU Room Portable Air Conditioner

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    Frigidaire FRA053PU1 5,000-BTU Room Portable Air Conditioner

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    On hot muggy days, you can count on the Frigidaire 5,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner to cool down the room and refresh the air you breathe. This air conditioner features electronic controls and a full function remote control. The antimicrobial filter in this remote control air conditioner reduces bacteria, room odors and other airborne particles for a comfortable environment. With a clean air ionizer, the Frigidaire 5,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner ensures that you are breathing in fresher air while getting cool. The electronic air conditioner is completely portable with customizable features, such as sleep mode and a timer. This air conditioner with remote offers swing air direction, three speeds, and a fan, giving you complete control of the air output. This Frigidaire 5,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner is ideal for cooling down rooms up to 290 square feet.

    Frigidaire 5,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner:
    • Portable
    • Antimicrobial mesh filter
    • Rear top filter access
    • Electronic controls
    • Low voltage start-up
    • Full-function remote control
    • 3 speeds/cool, 3 speeds/fan and swing air direction control
    • Clean air ionizer
    • Sleep mode
    • 24 hour on/off timer
    • 5,000 BTU cooling capacity
    • Cools rooms up to 290 square feet
    • 115 volts/ 8.4/9.1 amps/ 560 watts motor
    • Dimensions:17.25'' W x 28'' H x 14.6'' D

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    Model No.: 0.0
    Shipping Weight (in pounds): 73.0
    Product in Inches (L x W x H): 28.2 x 17.5 x 14.6

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    Rated 4 out of 5★by 80reviewers.
    Rated 5 out of 5★by Well worth the money and does what it says. Very happy with this purchase. I had to search other sites for sufficient reviews to understand exactly what I was getting. I have an upstairs master bedroom that won't cool down. It's fairly large, with a connected bathroom that has an open doorway. So I'm pretty sure it's closer to 200 square feet than 150, which this unit is rated for. I wasn't sure it would do the job. It does take a few hours to cool the room down from a hot level, but it gets it done. Now that I run the unit regularly, it cools it down much quicker, since it doesn't reach the heat levels of before.Oh, and there really is no water venting needed. Do not open the bottom tube, just set the unit to a/c and vent the hot air outside. This thing uses 'evaporative cooling'. The air vent took some time to get right, but this was the way to go for me. I have windows that almost reach the floor. A window unit would not work that well for me. This is perfect. The timer start function is useful. I set it for 8 hours and it's cooling down when I return from work. Timer is tricky, has to be off when you set it, contrary to instructions, which are a bit confusing.I don't use the remote, no need to. All the buttons on the machine itself do what I need and at a comfortable angle to reach. Bottom line: well worth the expense and safe to order even though all you can see in the pic is a white blob. If you research this, you'll notice some negative reviews. These I think are from people with zero technical skills. Yes, you DO need to be a guy that can read instructions, lift heavy objects and use a screwdriver. It's not light to carry upstairs. But once there, it rolls on its wheels very easily. I'm satisfied enough to have thrown out the box it came in. 05/12/2012
    Rated 4 out of 5★by A quiet, cool machine with installation issues. Once installed, this air conditioner certainly does cool down the space that it was purchased to cool. However, be forewarned that the installation requires some basic do-it-yourself experience and tools, not to mention some ingenuity. The instructions on installation don't tip you off to this. The most difficult task is installing the plastic exhaust hose. The instructions suggest that you simply have to slide the ends of the hose into the back of the unit and into the window exhaust hole. The hose is too heavy to remain in place and will fall out of position. We tried taping the hose in place, but even the tape couldn't keep the hose in place. Finally, we secured the hose to the mounting ring on the back of the unit with self-tapping screws. If you have ever installed rain gutters, you are familiar with this technique. The next issue was what to do about condensation. There are two drains in the unit, but only one length of plastic hose about 12" long is provided. To cover any contingency, we placed the unit on a stand about 6" off the floor and placed a 4" deep plastic tray behind it. This is only practical if you can easily get the tray in and out of the space. We have no idea how much water will accumulate over any period of time. This will clearly have to be determined with use. We have used the unit twice on warm days, but with relatively low humidity, and it performs efficiently and fairly quietly. It remains to be seen how it will perform when the real heat and humidity of east-coast summer days arrive in ernest! 05/14/2012
    Rated 5 out of 5★by Powerful for size. Quiet. Good value I purchased 2. The box implies they can handle a room about 100-150 sqft. I'd say that's accurate. They are not loud (as some I purchased in the past were#. They blow out very cold air. The room needs to be sealed. The digital controls, remote, and advanced automatic functions #timer etc# are worth the money. I'd buy these again - provided they are well matched to the room and overall outside temperature. Very good looking and well sized units #not bulky or tiny#. For the price we paid and the fact that we're renters, I think they are good #don't want to be fitting window units#. The window kit was easy to use and we just used masking tape to seal it #instead of supplied foam seal). 05/14/2012
    Rated 4 out of 5★by It is exactly what was described. This was my third portable air conditioner. The first 2 were LG 7000 BTUs and neither one of them worked out of the box.I decided to try the Frigidaire 5000 BTU model with a bit of skepticism since it was actually smaller than the previous 2 I was fairly certain I would be bringing it back to the store as well.I took it out of the box and let it set for 24 hours to let the compressor oils settle then turned it on. I was greeted by instant cold air!!! I am trying to cool 160 square feet and this is rated for 150 but it has not failed me in the 3 weeks of Florida weather yet!I would recommend this unit to anyone wanting to cool a small room. The price is reasonable and it works. Nothing more needs to be said. 10/27/2012
    Rated 5 out of 5★by Best Portable Unit in lowest BTU size available I was looking for an Air Conditioner unit for a small room in my home. This type of portable design is perfect for my requirements. I was also looking for an Energy Efficient unit with the lowest BTU so that the Wattage is less, to save money on electricity usage charges. This is the only unit I could find with the lowest BTU (5000) and lowest Watts Per Hour, from a well known manufacturer.Installation was easy and took about 20 minutes. I had to measure the width of my window and carefully hacksaw the plastic panel with the hole for the exhaust tube. The exhaust tube is flexible, folds out to any shape and turn for the installation. The Grey adhesive rubber tape and Black foam liner provided with this unit are very helpful for installation.If the room has been hot for the entire day, it will take several hours to cool it. (BTW, It will take the same time to cool the room with similar specification Window AC.) But after the temperature is obtained, the unit easily maintains cooling. The unit goes off when the digital thermostat reaches the set temperature.There are multiple settings and all can be operated with the full function remote control with digital display. The “Swing” function helps cool the surrounding area faster for immediate relief on hot days. The plastic panel and tube remained in the same position even during Hurricane Sandy.I removed the unit in November. I was expecting the reservoir to contain some water from condensation but to my surprise it was completely dry in spite of a very hot and humid summer. This may be because I had not used the unit for several weeks which allowed any water to dry off on its own. I recommend everyone to read the instructions carefully before and during use.It took me about 10 minutes to re-install the plastic panel and exhaust back on the same window this summer. Its easier the second time because the rubber tape and plastic panel are already cut to window dimensions and the tape remains in the window. The black foam which goes on the top portion of the window goes back in its place easily.The unit uses much lesser electricity than other wall air conditioners in my other rooms which are higher BTU specifications because those rooms are larger. I measured that the unit uses around 31 Watts on "Lo" fan, and around 575 Watts while the compressor is ON after the room temperature is stabilized. (The electric usage fluctuates between 400-700 watts before temperature is stabilized.)One thing I noticed is that the exhaust is too powerful on this unit. I have to firmly close the door or the negative pressure in the room due to the powerful suction of this unit, pulls the door open if it is left slightly ajar. This may be because this unit is designed for a slightly larger room than the one I am using it in. My room must be about 10 feet x 10 feet.Using ceiling fan or personal fans will help cool the room faster by circulating air within the room. This unit does not become dirty easily. The smooth surface prevents dust from sticking.The handles on the two sides help lift it easily and the top handle allows positioning. (The unit is not heavy in my experience.) Wheels on the bottom help slide it or cleaning around it and moving to store it. I kept the box which has helped store it during fall, winter, and spring. The tube can be folded back into it's compressed position which can be stored in the top Styrofoam which has a section specifically for it.It is called portable because it is possible to move it from the window to storage or a second window of the same size theoretically. It doesn't mean you can just move it to any window at anytime. The plastic panel, foam, and rubber tape provided will cover only one very large window or two small windows of the exact same size.Last year after I purchased this unit, it went into “Out of Stock” status for the rest of the year. I was lucky to order it just before it disappeared last year. Its good to see it back in “Available” status this year. Overall, I am very happy with this unit, it's features, it's performance, and the price for it. Thank you Walmart for this excellent product, affordable price and almost Free shipping. 05/31/2013
    Rated 4 out of 5★by Cools great, operates quietly... to operate with dehumidifying air, we bought the set of four bed risers at Walmart and put the casters on that to raise it up... We then placed a dishpan (low basin) under the drain hose. We certainly were NOT going to disconnect everything to wheel it away to drain and dehumidifying the air, makes it cooler in the room... If I were designing this product, I would place a bucket in it like you have with a dehumidifer and be able to remove and carry that away... As far as quiet and cooling and removing moisture, it is great and can handle emptying "our" bucket (rarely full overnight) It works well with a too wide double hung window that a window A/C is too small for.. 07/14/2012
    Rated 4 out of 5 So Far So Good It was WAY easier to install in the window then the huge bulky old air conditioner I have. The regular window air conditioners take up the whole window and was a pain to install and never really fit right. This Frigidaire is good for the purpose. It keeps the room comfortable and part of the kitchen is cooler, but not as cool as the living room. I plan to get another one for the upstairs then the entire duplex will be cooler for the summer. It seems to do the job fine. Easy to install and I can still look out the window. 05/26/2012
    Rated 5 out of 5★by Great portable unit. Perfect for a bedroom or den. This unit works great. I did not have any of the problems that other reviewers experienced.I use this unit for a 10 x 12 room that is a hobby/craft room. The room, located between the kitchen and garage, gets very little air flow from the aging home air conditioner. I was surprised at how quickly this little portable cooled the room down.Attaching the exhaust tube to the coupler is pretty simple, and does not require self tapping screws.To connect tube to coupler, you must first extend the collapsed tube a few inches. Once you have extended the end of the tube by a few inches, simply thread the coupler on to the tube. The coupler must be turned clockwise, like threading on a nut to a bolt. Or, like you are replacing the lid to a mayonaise jar. After the coupler is firmly attached to the exhaust tube, just slide the coupler into place on the AC unit. 03/28/2013
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