Frigidaire FAK085R7V 8,000-BTU Slider/Casement Air Conditioner with Electronic Controls
List Price: $348.69
Our Price: $348.69
Nothing says home comfort like Frigidaire. Nobody delivers better quality, better service or a broader variety of home comfort products. With units ranging from 5,000 BTUH to 28,500 BTUH they provide quiet, efficient and reliable air conditioners for years of trouble-free service. Most included a remote thermostat, clean air filtration and low voltage start-up to add to consumer comfort, convenience and safety. And with their ENERGY STAR qualification for efficiency, they can provide comfort and savings for any room in your home. You expect all this from Frigidaire... and they deliver. How to Choose a Room Air Conditioner Compared to large capacity central units, room air conditioners have several advantages. The initial cost of a room air conditioning unit is significantly lower than the cost of central air. Because room air conditioners are designed for cooling small spaces, operating costs are reduced. And, room air conditioners can provide personalized temperature and humidity controls that central systems cannot. Calculating Cooling Capacity Cooling capacity is the critical factor in properly selecting a room air conditioner. Cooling capacity is measured in British Thermal Units (BTUs) and typical models will range in capacity from 5,000 BTUs to 28,500 BTUs. Choosing an undersized unit will overwork the unit and it will not cool properly. Choosing an oversized unit will cost more to buy and operate and it will not dehumidify properly. We can help you to calculate capacity. Be prepared to provide specific information on: Room Dimensions A simple floor plan to show the location of doors and north-facing windows The number of people it will serve Sources of heat such as lamps, TV and appliances An explanation of what's above the intended room Your insulation provisions Cooling Capacity by Room Size Measure the length and width of the area to be cooled. Multiply the length by the width to determine square footage or square meters. Locate the room size in the chart
8,000-BTU air conditioner for rooms up to 350 square feet
10.5 EER; electronic controls with full remote; 24-hour on/off timer
Energy-saver and sleep modes; variable-speed fan; 4-way air direction
Measures 24-1/2 by 14-1/4 by 20-1/4 inches; 1-year full warranty
Good AC Unit I've had this AC for alomost a month and I really can't say a bad thing about it. I love the Energy Star mode which I leave on during the day when we are not home, its not running all day long but its cool when you get home after work, so we should be saving on electricity. It cools pretty much the whole other side of my apartment. We could not use the bracket that came with it, our window sil would not allow us to screw it in. But the side panels that came with it which we screwed right into the AC unit itself seems to hold it up pretty well, very secure. It's quiet too, not too loud at all, perfect for sleeping. When you have to clean the filter, it tells you to check the filter so there is no guessing there. All in all, it is a good AC unit. Happy to have purchased it, good price too I think for a vertical AC unit. ...more info
Needs better engineering. Unit had poor instaltion instruction. Also unit is too noisy for sleeping even on low fan. Compresser makes loud bang when it stops....more info
Very COOL air conditioner very nice air conditioner with a lot of great featuresFrigidaire FAK085R7V 8,000-BTU Slider/Casement Air Conditioner with Electronic Controls...more info
Terrible Service from Frigidaire Never could get parts to mount unit I purchased the unit in early May, it is now the end of July and I am waiting for UPS to pick it up. After 5 trys to get the right part to install the unit, I give up.
The unit came with a bent installation brace. I called Frigidaire on their toll free number, you are told to call a non toll free number. After talking with a service rep with very limited english, they finally agreed to send a replacement part. WRONG Part sent. Tried again, same treatment.
They recommended taking the unit to a Frigidaire service place. They don't do air conditioners, but did order the part. Frigidaire has no record of the order. I watched the repairman place the order, so I know it was sent.
When I called about that order, I again ordered the part. Wrong part again.
Since they take at least 2 weeks for each of these cycles, That chewed up 2 months. I quit. I am sending the unit back.
I bought another brand from a local dealer and it works fine.
Unit may work well, but if you can't install it. Who cares.
EXCELLENT UNIT FOR SMALL WINDOWS =} This A/C unit cools very quickly in my large master bedroom. It fits perfectly into the narrow window I have.(15.5 inches wide) The best features are the timers. I am able to set a cooling time for the unit to turn on, and I never have to worry about forgetting and entering a hot room. There's also a timer that can be set for the unit to shut-off as well. It also features an "energy saver" mode, which allows the unit to temporarily turn off when the room has reached the desired temperature, which saves $$$! ...more info
Great Product. Shipping Sucks. The product tracking from Ceva Logistics said it would arrive on Monday. Monday came and went with no delivery. I called Ceva and found out that I was supposed to wait around for a call and then they would schedule a delivery. But, since I called, they were ok with scheduling a delivery. So - tip - call the company and set up a delivery the day that tracking shows it is at your local delivery hub. Look up the number to your local delivery hub on the Ceva Logistics website. Don't call the 1-800 number that only has 8-5 central hours. Shipping sucks, but can be managed to be decent....more info
Energy Star is nice - Quality not so much Eagerly awaited the arrival of this unit, and we have it permanently mounted into the window of our kids room - its once of the only machines that would fit our 50's Andersen casements without carpentry work - the machine works fine, its fairly quiet, and the Energy Star features are nice - it does maintain temperature while switching the compressor AND fan on and off. My gripe is quality - for a machine that's almost $400, every seam is askew, the interior insulation is visible through the front, the panels are all warped, the front isn't aligned with the sides, there are gaps in the frame to the sides of the machine, and the outside air vent was pretty much broken from the get-go - its always open. I'd buy another - but only because I'd HAVE to....more info
Frigidaire casement AC unit The service was great, but this item is a little to heavy to ship easily....more info
this here one's a goodie. Thing says it's for a 350 sq ft space...mine is a lot bigger with 12 ft ceilings and it has been cool as a cucumber since I installed this AC. Real quiet. My only beef is that if you have a casement window that isn't exactly the same width as the unit itself, there isn't much there to stabilize it so it doesn't fall out....you kindof have to build a wood frame thinger...but that's didn't really bother me that much. ...more info
failure after one YEAR! follow up review 1 star! purchased this unit for our bedroom slider window. excellent price, easy install, cools great. much better than a portable. so if you have a slider or casement and are considering a portable- don't! they just don't cool as well.
the only detractor here is that if your window is over 40" tall you will need to use something to "plug" the remaining space. our window is 44" so i had to cut a piece of plywood to plug the gap. not too big of a deal as the window is in the back of our house on the side and we have a mini blind and curtain so you can't see the plywood inside the room. the unit fits the window snugly with no air gaps and i screwed the supplied window "plug" to the plywood and then used some canned foam sealant to fill in any invisible gaps from the outside. if your window is 40" or shorter it should fit perfectly.
EAGLE delivery service was also great. all in all i figure we saved at least $150 with amazon and the free shipping over buying locally once you figure in local CA. sales tax.
HERE's THE FOLLOW UP!
well, not even a year later and the unit is D.O.A. and this was after ONE warranty repair in October. in August the unit no longer cooled during the hottest time of the year here in Socal. we got it back from the repair center and i turned it on yesterday and it worked fine, today it is already D.O.A. again... unfortunately it is now out of warranty.
as another reviewer noted quality is the issue here. for the price i expected much more than a few months of service. when it worked it WAS great. when your unit fails do yourself a favor and since you have the window bracket in place already- just buy a $100 window unit and turn it sideways. even if it fails after a year it's better than replacing it with another $300+ hunk of trash. ...more info