Frigidaire FRA18EMU2 Window Air Conditioner Review

Overall Rating:
4.6 out of 5 stars
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Frigidaire FRA18EMU2

The Frigidaire FRA18EMU2 is a window mounted air conditioning unit that has an 18,500 BTU cooling capacity, but at 16,000 BTU it can also be used as a supplement to your heating. Perfect for rooms that are up to 1,170 sq ft in size, it can also act as a dehumidifier (removing up to 5.5 pints of water per hour). For a more healthy and comfortable environment, Frigidaire has also installed an antibacterial mesh filter that removes airborne allergy inducing particles.

Review Details

The window mount option with the Frigidaire FRA18EMU2 means it won’t take up valuable space in a room, and it is equipped with optional side panels (that can be extended) to fit most windows. Unlike many other models of this size and type, it has an 8 way directional airflow and multiple speeds so it can quickly cool a large space on a hot day. The 16,000 BTU heating option will also act as a supplement to your main heating system when the weather is cool.

The FRA18EMU2 is incredibly quiet and has an energy saving sleep mode that gradually adjusts the temperature up once it’s been activated. The consumer also benefits from a full function remote control and low power start-up.

What We Liked

  • Multipurpose Features
    Along with 3 cooling speeds, this air conditioner also has an 8 way directional airflow option, 24 Hour timer and an auto cool function that will adjust the fan speeds as the air temperature changes. In Addition you will also benefit from 3 different heat speeds.
  • Quiet Operation
    With a handy sleep mode, this unit will not only quietly keep the air at a comfortable level, it will also automatically raise the temperature. The FRA18EMU2 is equipped with 3 fans speeds, all of which will not cause a disturbance.
  • Versatile Controls
    The FRA18EMU2 has ready-select controls where all of the many features can be used. It also comes with a full functional remote control.
  • Powerful
    Designed to be installed in a window, this model has a cooling capacity of 18,500 BTU and heating capacity of 16,000 BTU, making it perfect for rooms up to 1,170 square feet.

What We Didn't Like

  • Voltage
    It’s worth noting the FRA18EMU2 does need a 230v outlet in order to work. This is something consumers should consider prior to purchase.
  • Packaging
    There has been a good deal of complaints from consumers that have received faulty units due to poor packaging. However, this appears to depend entirely upon which retailer its ordered from.

Conclusion

There are not many other models of window air conditioner of this size on the market that can boast the features the Frigidaire FRA18EMU2 can for the price. Indeed, the cons detailed above should be taken as considerations rather than issues with the product itself. This model is easy to control, will get cool/warm air where it’s needed and unlike many other manufacturers it works well in the size of space stated.

Review by AirReflect ©
Last modified: April 21, 2013 (Prices are updated daily)
Product:
Frigidaire FRA18EMU2
Dimensions (L x W x H):
25.3 x 23.5 x 17.7 inches
Weight:
126 lbs
Power Supply:
230 Volts
1883 Watt, 20 Amp
Coverage Area:
1170 Square Feet
Airflow:
459 Cubic Feet per Minute
Heat-Pump:
Yes
Heater Mode:
Yes
Cooling Capacity:
18500 BTU/h
Heating Capacity:
16000 BTU/h
Refrigerant:
R-410A
Evaporative:
No
Adjustable Fan Speed:
Yes, 3 speeds
Timer:
Yes
Remote Control:
Yes
Fan-Only Mode:
No
Air Direction Control:
Yes
Oscillate Option:
No
Air Filter:
Yes
Particle Filter:
Yes
Antimicrobial Protection:
Yes
Dehumidification Option:
Yes
Dehumidification Capacity:
135 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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