Frigidaire FRA053PU1 5,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner
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- 5,000 BTU cooling capacity
- Cools room sizes up to 216 sq. ft.
- Swing air direction control
- Antimicrobial mesh filter; Rear top filter access
- Electronic controls
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From the manufacturer
This 5,000 BTU portable air conditioner can quickly cool a room on hot days and nights, the quiet operation keeps you cool without keeping you awake. An Energy Efficiency Ratio of 8.5 is sure to provide you with convenient, cool comfort. The effortless temperature control maintains preset room temperature so you will remain at your ideal comfort level. Plus, the low voltage start-up helps to conserve energy.
Frigidaire Portable Air Conditioner
Frigidaire's FRA053PU1 5,000 BTU 115-Volt Portable Air Conditioner is perfect for rooms up to 216 square feet. Ready-select electronic controls allow you to easily select options with the touch of a button. The full-function remote control allows you to precisely control the temperature and fan speed from across the room. The multi-speed fan features three different fan speeds for more cooling flexibility and the swing air direction control automatically directs the air. The clean air ionizer removes pollen and impurities from the air providing relief for allergy sufferers while the antibacterial filter reduces bacteria, room odors, and other airborne particles for a comfortable environment. The SpaceWise portable design includes integrated side handles and caster wheels making it easy to move your unit from room to room.
Ready-select electronic controls allow you to easily select options with the touch of a button
3 cooling speeds and 3 fan speeds for more cooling flexibility
Effortless temperature control maintains preset room temperature so you will remain at your comfort level
Effortless restart automatically resumes operating at its previous settings when power is restored
Low power start-up conserves energy and saves you money
Full-function Remote Control
Full-function remote control allows you to precisely control the temperature and fan speed from across the room
24-hour on/off timer cools on your schedule
Sleep mode gradually increases room temperature after being activated
Spacewise Portable Design
5,000 BTU 115-volt portable air conditioner
Exhaust hose and window-sliding kit included
Quick and easy set up
Integrated side handles and caster wheels make it easy to move your unit from room to room
Rear-access antibacterial filter reduces bacteria, room odors, and other airborne particles for a comfortable environment
|Dimensions (H x D x W)||28.2 x 14.6 x 17.5 inches||28.2 x 14.6 x 17.5 inches||32 x 16.75 x 20 inches||32 x 16.75 x 20 inches||32 x 16.75 x 20 inches||32 x 16.75 x 20 inches|
|Cool Area (Sq. Ft.)||150||290||425||425||640||640|
Frigidaire's FRA053PU1 Portable 5,000 BTU Air Conditioner is perfect for small rooms up to 290 square feet. This unit features electronic controls and full function remote control. The antimicrobial filter reduces bacteria, room odors, and other airborne particles for a comfortable environment. It also includes swing air direction control and 3 speeds for cool and fan.
Top Customer Reviews
There is NO REASON to drain the water from the bottom outlet during normal conditions.
Modern portable units REUSE the condensation water to their advantage (for evaporative cooling). The only time you would drain is if you need to move the portable system.
My house has central air, but my computer room gets hot on it's own, and central air doesn't kick in since the average house temperature isn't hot enough for it to kick in. So the solution? Get an air conditioner for just the computer room. I have a vertical sliding window, and that makes getting an affordable window air conditioner quite difficult. I settled for this portable AC.
Installation of the window pane didn't take too long, and was generally easy. Only issue is that although the pane was more than long enough (maximum length of 48.5"; minimum of 26.6"), the amount of non-adhesive and adhesive seal was insufficient to make rounds around the window, resulting in gaps for outside air to freely come in, as well as potential bugs.
Another issue is that the window pane has holes on it for screws that I'm not using (since this is meant for both vertical and horizontal window panels; so I'm not using the horizontal screws), and again, this will result in the outside air to freely come in, as well as potential bugs.
Both issues are solved by getting more seal, and/or taping it up.
Note that sound and heat/cold radiation will be more with this window pain, since it's just one sheet, as opposed to double-panel windows, which insulate very well.
In addition to the window kit, an L-shaped metal hinge is included so that you can block the window from sliding, since you can't lock your window anymore (for vertical sliding windows), for security.
The duct is of better quality than I imagined. It's very hard, and will not crinkle easily, and can do tight turns (although this is not recommended in the manual). It however does not come with any insulating material, so you may want to get a cover for it to insulate the heat better. The duct ranges from 15" to 55" in length.
The remote is also of better quality than I imagined. It has a small LCD display with backlight that shows the current settings, and you can change any of these settings using it. I expected a non-LCD remote with just buttons on it. It uses 2 AAA batteries, of which are included.
It cools. Very well. Outside temperature is 70F, house temperature is 77F, room temperature was 89F while installing this unit. After about an hour, room temperature is down to 75F, of which I am happy of (and will keep around there).
This unit features fan-only mode and cooling mode, with cooling mode having two options: manual and auto. Manual, you control everything, fan speed and temperature. Auto, it controls it by itself to get it down to the temperature you want it at, and keep it there (so if it's hot, it will blast the fan at full 'till it gets to lower temperature, then start using slower fan speed for quieter operations).
It also features sleep-mode, in addition to timers, which increases the temperature every half hour for 7 hours, then decreases it back to what you set it at (so you can save energy by not using it as much when you're asleep).
Power consumption, in the manual, says it uses 8.4-9.1A @ 115V input, and estimates a power usage of 560 Watts for cooling.
Note: Fan is on at all times if the device is on, presumably to take advantage of the evaporative cooling, so it will never be silent as long as it's on. Be sure to take this into account if you're planning on using this in the room you sleep in.
I tried to disassemble the unit to clean it out but it seems its not really meant to be serviceable, because after taking out 2 dozen screws and completely removing the outer case, I still cant feasibly get to the blower/fan that has all the mold buildup without literally tearing the unit apart. It seems as if this particular unit is discontinued, but honestly this is the type of stuff that warrants a class-action lawsuit. People could get seriously ill from this. Im glad I keep my air-purifier running 24/7 and replace the HEPA and carbon filter regularly.