Frigidaire FFRE0833Q1 Review

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This 8,000-BTU model impresses reviewers with its cooling performance, efficiency, and vast array of features. It boasts an Energy Star label and a remote control with a built-in thermostat.

The most useful Frigidaire FFRE0833Q1 review we read comes from The Sweethome, which conducted a comparative test of this 8,000-BTU model and our other recommended air conditioner with the same cooling capacity, the LG LW8015ER. The Frigidaire FFRE0833Q1 (starting at $216, Amazon) costs more but comes with extra conveniences that add value for the money. The site's testing showed this air conditioner to be more efficient than its competitor. It's also 8 pounds lighter, which may make installation a little bit easier. This window unit can fit into an opening 23 to 36 inches wide and 14 inches high and cool an area up to 350 square feet.

Some Frigidaire FFRE0833Q1 reviews on Amazon come from Amazon Vine reviewers who have been selected to receive the product for free for the purpose of posting their feedback. Although a grain of salt may be in order, these are generally detailed reviews that acknowledge some negative aspects of the air conditioner, noise chief among them. It's been measured at between 52 and 63 decibels, depending on the setting and who's doing the measuring, a range roughly similar to human conversation.

One standout feature of the Frigidaire FFRE0833Q1 is a thermostat in the remote control. This allows the air conditioner to adjust based on the temperature across the room, making for more precise cooling than would be possible with a thermostat only in the main unit. The settings include sleep mode, energy saver mode, and a 24-hour on/off timer. The unit has electronic controls and three fan speeds, whether on fan-only or cooling mode. The louvers can direct cool air eight different ways. In the event of a power outage, the unit automatically resumes operating at its previous settings. An antibacterial filter and clean-air ionizer trap impurities and an alert reminds users to clean the filter.

The Frigidaire FFRE0833Q1 may cost a bit more at the outset than other cheap 8,000-BTU models, but it teems with useful features and promises unbeatable efficiency, saving money on electricity in the long run. This air conditioner qualifies for Energy Star certification under new standards that took effect in October 2013, with an energy-efficiency ratio of 11.3. It also comes with a full one-year warranty and a five-year guarantee for the sealed system.

Gina Briles

Gina K. Briles writes family, household, and shopping-related product reviews. She is a displaced Jayhawk and a coffee addict living in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, two small children, and Vizsla dog.

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