Frigidaire FAX052P7 Room Air Conditioner
5,000-BTU Window Mounted with Mechanical Rotary Controls
This review is short, as it is mainly based on the Manufacturer?s specification and only includes very limited input from customer comments, as very few are currently available.
One of the Frigidaire?s Compact range ofsmall A/Cs this unit has a Cooling Capacity or 5,000 BTUs and a good Energy Efficiency Ratioof 9.7 EER but it does NOT have Energy Star compliance.
This small and low cost unit has limited features, a full list of which can be viewed in the Manufactures Features at a Glance.
InstallationInstallation preparation,instructions and advice are clearly written and accompanied by a useful set of photographs, which gives an overview of the entire installation process.
The unit comes with a Pleated Quick Mount Window Mounting Kit and is designed to be installed in a Standard, Double Hung Window
Manufactures Features at a Glance
- AC Type :- Window Mounted Air Conditioner
- Airflow Direction:- 2-Way Air Directional Control
- Cooling Capacity of Room Size: 150 sq. ft
- Control :- Mechanical Rotary Controls
- Dehumidification:- 1.1 pints per hour
- Energy Efficiency Ratio:- 9.7 EER
- Low Voltage Start-Up
- NO ENERGY STAR®
- 2 Fan Speeds
- Filter:- Rigid Antimicrobial Mesh/ Slide-out Filter Access / Washable
- Pleated Quick Mount Window Mounting Kit
- Rotary Fan Control
ControlsAirflow Direction Air directional louvers control the airflow direction giving 2-Way Air Directional Control, (left or right) by means of an auger wheel.
Controls (Mechanical) The unit is operated by two mechanically controlled knobs. There is a temperature knob and a cooling knob, which are rotated to select the preferred option.
Temperature Knob The temperature knob is thermostatically controlled and has settings from 1 - 7 (min/cool - max/cool). The temperature knob only functions when the cooling knob is selected to COOL .
Cooling Knob The cooling knob has two modes a Fan Mode and a Cool Mode. This gives 4 settings Hi-Fan / Lo-Fan and Hi-Cool /Lo-Cool.
Fan Mode The fan mode, with its two speed settings - Hi-Fan / Lo-Fan, is only used to circulate un-cooled or stale air and is not used in conjunction with the temperature knob
Cool Mode The cool mode two cool settings - Hi-Cool /Lo-Cool, are used in conjunction with the temperature knob to extend the range of cooling choice.
SoundsYou will find a section in the User and Care Manual outlining the normal sounds. This can be downloaded in PDF format at Frigidaire FAXO52P7A User Manual
A Gurgle / Hiss is caused by refrigerant passing through the evaporator.
The Sound of Rushing Air is heard at the front of the unit and is caused by the fan moving the air.
A High-Pitched Chatter mayoccur during the cooling cycle resulting from droplets of water falling onto the condenser.
A Pinging or Swishing sound isdue to droplets of water hitting condenser during normal operation.
A Vibration or Noiseis most likely to be linked to poor wall or window construction or incorrect installation
Care and CleaningIn the User and Care Manual there is a useful section outlining the main point about Air Filter Cleaning, Cabinet Cleaning and Winter Storage.
The Rigid Mesh Filter is Washable, with a Slide-out Filter Access to make cleaning easy.
Consumer Summary Points
- A good air conditionerfor the price
- Cools the full room
- Energy efficient model
- Temperature controls are accurate
- Problem with installation
|Height 11-2/5 inches|
|Width 15-1/2 inches|
|Depth 12 inches|
|Weight 40 lbs|