The Frigidaire FRA12EHT2 12,000 BTU 230-Volt Through-the-Wall Air Conditioner with 10,600 BTU Supplemental Heat is perfect for rooms up to 640 square feet. In addition to cooling, this versatile unit also offers supplemental heat capability, providing you with an additional heat source when needed. It quickly cools the room on hot days and quiet operation keeps you comfortable without keeping you awake. Features include electronic controls, full function remote control, 4-way air direction control and multiple speeds. The antimicrobial filter cleans the air removing harmful bacteria, plus, the clean filter alert notifies you when the filter needs to be cleaned. This unit is designed for through-the-wall installation and is not designed for standard window installation. This unit also requires a special 230V electrical outlet and will not operate with a standard 115V household electrical outlet.
This Energy Star unit has an Energy Efficiency Ratio of 9.0 and is sure to provide you with savings, along with convenient, cool comfort. The dehumidification setting goes up to 3.5 pints per hour, and low power start-up and operation conserves energy and saves you money. This model can cool rooms up to 640 square feet. Finally, the sleep mode function gradually increases room termperature after being activated.
• Through-the-wall installation air conditioner (Not suitable for window installation) • 12,000 BTU cooling capacity / 10,600 BTU supplemental heating capacity • Supplemental heat pump provides an additional heat source to your main heat source when outdoor temperatures are above 45°F • Special 230V electrical outlet required (Unit will not work with a standard 115V outlet) • Standard, universal interior trim kit for existing wall sleeve included (New wall sleeve sold separately) • Slide-out, antimicrobial filter with clean filter alert cleans the air removing harmful bacteria
Temperature Sensing Remote Control
• Ready-select electronic controls allow you to easily select options with the touch of a button • 3 cooling speeds, 3 fan speeds and 3 heat speed • Effortless restart automatically resumes operating at its previous settings when power is restored • 4-way air direction control allows you to direct the air where you want it • Quiet operation keeps you cool without keeping you awake
Full-Function Remote Control
• Full-function remote control allows you to control the temperature and fan speed from across the room • Auto cool mode allows the fan to adjust speeds as the room temperature changes • 24-hour on/off timer cools on your schedule
So i received this unit the other day, and given the fact that i have other units similar to this, i'll try to compare this to my other units.
The unit seems well built and strong. Installation with a preexisting sleeve was a breeze. The box came with ALL the vents and insulation foam you need to install the unit. The instructions are easy to follow and simple. My only issue is really the heat test drive, it wasn't turning on right away but that could be related to the temperature of the room, it is still summer. I will update the review once i can use the heat in the colder months.
So far the unit is working great. I live in an apartment in Philadelphia which gets an awful amount of direct day light, so my condo gets warm quick. On top of that, my living room is open into the kitchen, so a small cooking mission with a boiling water will make the temperature to go through the roof.
The square-footage of the living room and kitchen combined is about 380sqft. I know you may think that 12000 BTU is too much (almost double) of what you need, but ALWAYS factor in your room traffic. with the kitchen at work and having 8 people over, the temperature increases by a lot and a 8000-10000BTU unit will leave you gasping for cold air. Hence the reason i went for a bigger unit and i am glad that i did.
This unit also removes a comfortable amount of humidity from the air which is also great to keep the temperatures low. I measured the kWh usage and with the unit on COOL, it goes through about 0.11 kWh which is very much the same amount my 9000BTU Friedrich unit uses and that unit really sucked at cooling the same room before (it is now demoted to the bedroom).Read more ›
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Works good for what I needed it to do, a little heat and mostly cool. My only problem was with the shipping. Heavy items tend to take abuse and it did come damaged but didn't affect its ability to heat and cool. So from the packaging aspect I only rated three stars but the item itself is good.
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