Frigidaire 115V Air Conditioner

Last updated date: May 11, 2019

DWYM Score
8.5

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 81 expert reviews, the Frigidaire Frigidaire 115V Air Conditioner (no remote) placed 4th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
8.5
15 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.4
5,214 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
The FFRA0511R1 offers two different cool speeds and two different fan speeds, for when you simply want to circulate air without running the AC.
- Much Needed
It features mechanical rotary controls with dual fan and cooling speeds, as well as full-width two-way air direction and a whisper-quiet operation.
- Wiki EZ Vid
August 9, 2018 | Full review
Its mesh filter is easy to clean as it slides out easily to allow full access. The air conditioning unit is easy to install with a window mounting kit included.
- V Best Reviews
It features an effortless restart system so, in case of power interruptions, you won’t have to go back and rest it, and rather, it will pick up from where it was.
- Best Viva
The cheapest window air conditioner on our list is the $139 Frigidaire FFRA0511R1. That affordable price makes it extremely attractive to many people and thus it is also the best selling window AC unit on Amazon.
- Relevant Rankings
February 28, 2017 | Full review
The most convenient part about this product is that the kit comes with all needed parts to successfully set up the device.
- HVAC Training 101
The FFRA0511R1 offers exceptional value for money in air conditioner without the frills designed for smaller spaces.
- Jen Reviews
The air filter on this product is easy to remove and clean. All you have to do is open the front panel and remove the filter. It is important to remember that the air filter is reusable and may be cleaned using soap and warm water.
- Refrigerant HQ
January 14, 2018 | Full review
You can easily install it even in large air conditioner slots. Simply cover the remaining space with cardboard, cloth or anything. This way, the warm air from outside will not come in.
- Gaagylr
Installation is easy thanks to a compact design and easy-to-follow instructions for setting up the unit.
- Climatastic
Consumers were impressed by this 5,000 BTU AC’s power compared to its size. Even though this Frigidaire is small, many noted that it was able to cool a medium-sized room.
- Bool Pool
July 2, 2018 | Full review
Unlike most air conditioners, this one is fairly silent and has a quiet operation, meaning it doesn’t produce too much noise which is one of its top selling points. Another good thing about this unit is how easy it is to set up in around 2 minutes!
- Fresh and Breezy
March 2, 2019 | Full review
The most amazing feature is the washable antibacterial filter. This filter cleans the air by removing harmful bacteria and odor particles while you enjoy cooling comfort.
- Home Air Guides
What experts didn't like
Nice and quiet, and cools well - but major design flaws make window install difficult at best. Sliding side panels don't fill window opening from top to bottom so gaps need to be filled using fillers from the outside of the window.
- Consumer Reports
Limited customization options.
- Much Needed
Designed for just vertically sliding windows but if you can get enough duct tape and cardboard, it will function perfectly
- Best Viva
The FFRA0511R1 costs less because it has less controls. It does not let you specify a desired temperature and instead uses mechanical rotary controls to set the temperature (7 settings) and mode (4 settings). There is no timer or remote control.
- Relevant Rankings
February 28, 2017 | Full review
Takes longer to cool than other products.
- HVAC Training 101
The Frigidaire FFRA0511R1 is NOT Energy Star certified from the Environmental Protection Agency.
- Refrigerant HQ
January 14, 2018 | Full review
Frigidaire FFRA0511R1 unfortunately does not have a timer. Timers are used to control the number of hours that the product is operating. Since it does not have this feature, consumers have to manually turn off the air conditioner. This can be problematic for people who sleep like a log.
- Gaagylr
The only drawbacks mentioned were the lack of options in temperature control. A certain temperature cannot be set. This Frigidaire unit only has cooling power options and fan speed options through manual dials. In this digital age, some find manual options as a turn-off.
- Bool Pool
July 2, 2018 | Full review
The air conditioner does not come with a thermostat with specific Fahrenheit degree readings, and instead is a dial with a range of 1 to 7.
- Fresh and Breezy
March 2, 2019 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

Frigidaire's FFRA0511R1 5, 000 BTU 115V window-mounted mini-compact air conditioner is perfect for cooling a room up to 150 square feet. It quickly cools a room on hot days and quiet operation keeps you cool without keeping you awake. This unit features mechanical rotary controls and top, full-width, 2-way air direction control. The washable mesh filter with side, slide-out access reduces bacteria, room odors and other airborne particles for a healthier, more comfortable environment. Low power start-up conserves energy and saves you money plus, effortless restart automatically resumes operating at its previous settings when power is restored.

Overall Product Rankings

1. Whirlpool 115V / 15,000 BTU (with remote)
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 2
2. LG 115V / 12,000 BTU (with remote) Air Conditioner
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 10
3. Frigidaire 115V Compact With Temperature Sensing
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 12
4. Frigidaire 115V Air Conditioner
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 15
5. Amana 115V Window Air Conditioner
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 1
6. LG 115V / 8,000 BTU (with remote) Air Conditioner
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 18
7. RCA 115V Window Air Conditioner
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 4
8. Frigidaire 230V Air Conditioner
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 1
9. Frigidaire 115V Window Air Conditioner
Overall Score: 8.2
Expert Reviews: 1
10. SPT Window Air Conditioner
Overall Score: 7.7
Expert Reviews: 2

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