Frigidaire FRA052XT7 Window Air Conditioner Review

Overall Rating:
4.4 out of 5 stars
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Frigidaire FRA052XT7

Frigidaire’s FRA052XT7 mini window air conditioner has a cooling capacity of 5000 BTU, making it perfect for rooms up to 150 square feet. This model is compact in design but does not disappoint with regards to features and efficiency. With an emphasis on saving energy, the consumer is offered a unit with low voltage start-up operation. Two way airflow direction and re-start to previous settings after a power failure all add to the appeal of this model.

Review Details

Due to the cooling capacity of the FRA052XT7 and its compact design, it’s perfect for bedrooms and other small rooms that become hot and stuffy during summer. It has adjustable pleated side panels so it fits snugly into the window. Quiet operation means sleep will not be disturbed.

The consumer also benefits from 2 way air direction and mechanical controls. The temperature selector simply needs a turn to the desired level and the unit does the rest. Once the desired temperature has been reached, the FRA052XT7 will cleverly switch the compressor on/off to maintain a level of comfort.

In addition, this mini window air conditioner is also fitted with an anti-bacterial mesh filter which removes potentially irritating pollutants from the air whilst at the same-time reducing odors.

What We Liked

  • Cleaner Air
    Unlike many other models of air conditioner, the FRA052XT7 includes an anti-bacterial mesh filter which will remove potentially harmful bacteria and other forms of airborne irritants. Maintenance of this filter couldn’t be easier with slide-out side access.
  • Dehumidification Capability
    Not only will this model keep the air cool, it will also keep it dry. The dehumidification setting will remove at least 0.8 pints of water per hour.
  • Additional Features
    This mini window air conditioner is equipped with a 24 hour timer. It also has low voltage start-up and should you lose power, it will automatically re-start from the previous settings.
  • Ultimate Cool Air Comfort
    With a capacity of 5000 BTU, 2 way airflow direction, 2 fan speeds and automatic temperature control, the FRA052XT7 could not make life easier to bear during the hot summer months.

What We Didn't Like

  • Continuous Fan
    The compressor installed in the Frigidaire FRA052XT7 will stop once the desired temperature has been achieved. However, the fan won’t. (It can of course manually be turned down to the lower setting).
  • No Remote Control
    Many other manufacturers offer remote controls with A/C units of this size. But, Frigidaire has paid closer attention to the other additional features instead.

Conclusion

The Frigidaire FRA052XT7 rates well above average on performance and aesthetics within the air conditioning market. It’s efficient at keeping small rooms at a comfortable temperature, and won’t emit a lot of noise. The added benefit of an anti-bacterial mesh filter further adds to the general quality of the air people breathe. At a price of a little under $180 it’s well worth the money. Just bear in mind the size of room it’s been designed for.

Review by AirReflect ©
Last modified: April 21, 2013 (Prices are updated daily)
Product:
Frigidaire FRA052XT7
Dimensions (L x W x H):
15.25 x 16 x 12 inches
Weight:
39 lbs
Power Supply:
115 Volts, 60 Hz
515 Watt, 4.8 Amp
Noise level:
54 dB
Coverage Area:
150 Square Feet
Airflow:
120 Cubic Feet per Minute
Heat-Pump:
No
Heater Mode:
No
Cooling Capacity:
5000 BTU/h
Refrigerant:
R-410A
Hose Type:
2
Evaporative:
Yes
Timer:
Yes
Remote Control:
No
Fan-Only Mode:
Yes
Air Direction Control:
Yes
Oscillate Option:
No
Air Filter:
Yes
Particle Filter:
Yes
Antimicrobial Protection:
Yes
Dehumidification Option:
Yes
Dehumidification Capacity:
20 Pints per Day
Automatic Restart:
Yes
Efficiency Ratio:
9.7 EER
Drain Option:
No
Energy Star Certified:
No
Warranty:
1 year
Additional Features:
AHAM certified

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