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Frigidaire 12,000 BTU Window Air Conditioner

  • Model: FRA126CT1
  • 19.0(w) X 14.0(h) X 21.2(d)
  • 110 Volt 15 or 20 Amp Circuit (Parallel Plug)
  • 110V Grounded Outlet or Grounding Adapter Required
  • 11.4 Amps
  • 10.8 EER
Special financing available (subject to credit approval)
BTU
12,000 BTU
Power Requirements
110 Volt 15 or 20 Amp Circuit (Parallel Plug)
Outlet Type
110V Grounded Outlet or Grounding Adapter Required
Amperage
11.4 Amps
Energy Efficiency Ratio
10.8 EER
Electronic Controls
Yes
Remote Control
Yes
Automatic Timer
24 Hour Start/Stop Timer
Cooling Speeds
3 Cooling Speeds
Fan Speeds
3 Fan Speeds
Air Flow
8 Way Adjustable Louvers
Filter Type
Slide-Out Filter
Quick Mount Window Kit
Yes
Filter Description
Anti-Bacterial Mesh
Dimensions
19.0(w) X 14.0(h) X 21.2(d)
Shipping Weight
80 lbs
Warranty Terms - Parts
24 Months
Warranty Terms - Labor
24 Months

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Frigidaire 12,000 BTU Window Air Conditioner
 
3.0

(based on 10 reviews)

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40%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy window installation (6)
  • Easy to install (5)
  • Energy efficient (4)
  • Cools the whole room (3)

Cons

  • Loud (4)

Best Uses

  • Any room (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (4)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (6)

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3.0

okay unit

By gadgetsandgizmosguy

from Undisclosed

Comments about Frigidaire 12,000 BTU Window Air Conditioner:

It does cool. Has a condensate connection above ground level. Handy because most units like this don't. Allows easier hookup of a hose to drain outside or into a bucket where you collect it to empty manually or with an automatic condensate pump to move it elsewhere. Keep an eye on the second drain all the way at the bottom. The flimsy rubber cover for it was knocked off when moving the unit to a different location. Resulted in very wet carpet. On a good note, once fixed, it sucked all the moisture out of the room and the carpet in 8 hours. Beware, the unit does shut itself OFF when left alone. I keep coming back to find it has yet once again shut itself off. Not good when I'm trying to keep the temperature down when I'm not there to monitor the room. It uses room air to cool the condensation coils so it sucks the nice cool air of the room out. Would not work for sealed rooms where you don't want to suck in 100+ deg air into the room.

 
4.0

AC unit had a dent in frame

By Walter N. Budnowski

from Rensselaer, New York

About Me Quality Oriented

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Accurate Temperature Controls
  • Cools the Whole Room
  • Easy To Install
  • Easy Window Installation
  • Energy Efficient
  • Even Air Distribution
  • Quiet

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Any Room

    Comments about Frigidaire 12,000 BTU Window Air Conditioner:

    The only problem I had with the AC: there was a dent on the upper left hand side of frame of the unit. The packing box showed no damage. My guess is, the unit received the dent at Frigidaire, and not PC Richard.The unit works great.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    1.0

    User Unfriendly

    By Carey

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Frigidaire 12,000 BTU Window Air Conditioner:

    This unit is labor intensive, messy, and damaging to furniture and flooring! It puts out a lot of water which must be collected and discarded...how? Use a garden hose out the window, but it doesn't gravity feed water uphill, so you would have to get the unit up higher than the windowsill. Drain it into a bucket, and babysit the unit to empty the bucket every couple of hours...not to mention that it drips at the hose connection like a garden hose does!

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    do not buy this name brand ever

    By neena

    from union n.j.

    About Me Value Oriented

    Pros

    • Easy To Install
    • Easy Window Installation

    Cons

    • Doesn't Cool Air
    • Inaccurate Temperature
    • Loud
    • Uneven Cooling

    Best Uses

    • Small Room

    Comments about Frigidaire 12,000 BTU Window Air Conditioner:

    I brought this product on 7/6/2013 for my livingroom which is a size of medium bedroom. left on all day the room remains not cool but warm. I have a 8000 btu in bedroom and it cool off better than this product. the only thing good about it was installation. the bad thing is it's making noise and not cooling the room do not buy at all. and P.C Richard does not give back money just store credit but they do want you to spend extra money for a knew one that's not fair. stay away from this name brand.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Nice product, but too loud for a bedroom

    By DFR

    from Selden, NY

    About Me Quality Oriented

    Pros

    • Cools the Whole Room
    • Easy To Install
    • Easy Window Installation
    • Energy Efficient

    Cons

    • Loud
    • To Loud For A Bedroom

    Best Uses

    • Bedroom

    Comments about Frigidaire 12,000 BTU Window Air Conditioner:

    TOO LOUD

    Service and delivery comments:

    Delivery was exceptional. Could not ask for better delivery service

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    4.0

    Hook up the garden hose!!!!

    By Becky1

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Frigidaire 12,000 BTU Window Air Conditioner:

    In the operating instructions page 9 - Cooling mode - it only says "In this mode the exhaust adaptor hose MUST be used" but does not mention the garden hose. Unless you are using the dehumidifying mode the garden hose would not be needed - according to the drainage section on page 10. WELL..... waking up to dripping at 2 a.m. with a lot of water all over the table top we had the unit on and the floor surrounding .... I think there must have been a misprint. That was a bit upsetting to say the least BUT on a good note - once that problem was discovered and fixed we still like the unit. It cools our area very well and is not noisy. We had lived in an apartment at one point and that small wall unit was much much louder. Would recommend this unit but make sure you hook up the garden hose immediately!!!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Terrible A/C

    By Good Customer

    from New York, NY

    About Me Quality Oriented

    Pros

    • Easy To Install
    • Easy Window Installation

    Cons

    • Doesn't cool that well
    • Energy Inefficient
    • Inaccurate Temperature
    • Loud
    • Takes too long to cool

    Best Uses

      Comments about Frigidaire 12,000 BTU Window Air Conditioner:

      I bought a 5000 and 12000 Frigidaire. I returned both due to the cons and the malfunctions. Don't waste your money on these, although the manufacturer's warranty is great. No additional warranty needs to be purchased.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Fins don't work

      By Basic Consumer

      from Yonkers, NY

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Pros

      • Easy Window Installation
      • Energy Efficient

      Cons

      • Loud
      • Uneven Cooling

      Best Uses

      • Any Room

      Comments about Frigidaire 12,000 BTU Window Air Conditioner:

      I checked reviews, but none covered the small oval air direction fins that don't work. It's an important feature. Also, control panel is black with tiny medium gray letters-- you need a flashlight to see them. Control pads aren't very responsive & beeps annoying. Loud air wooshing noise even on low fan. What happened to Frigidaire's usual great AC units?
      Recycle air & Sleep features are good. Cools ok if temp is set low.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      4.0

      Frigidaire_AC

      By jvawter

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Frigidaire 12,000 BTU Window Air Conditioner:

      The unit operates very quietly for a 12,000 BTU unit. The features are ample for quiet and comfortable operation. It rolls very nicely on carpeting as well as hard surfaced floor. Nothing in the instructions indicates that condensate needs to be disposed of manually. The air duct that connects to the window is a little difficult to attach to the connectors, but a little talcum powder applied to the inside of the fittings makes it work better. It's a good idea to locate and purchase an automatic condensate pump for use with this unit. This will allow you to set the unit and allow it to run unattended for extended periods of time. The biggest drawback of this unit is that it draws air from the room to cool the condensing unit which forces an exchange of outside air into the room. A separate air duct for outside air coming into the unit would increase its efficiency considerably. Overall, it's a very good buy for the money and functions very well.

      (20 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      GET IT WHILE IT'S HOT!!! LOVE IT!!!

      By Liz the Bargainhunter

      from Burlington, NJ

      Pros

      • Accurate Temperature Controls
      • Cools the Whole Room
      • Easy To Install
      • Easy Window Installation
      • Energy Efficient
      • Even Air Distribution
      • Quiet

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Any Room

        Comments about Frigidaire 12,000 BTU Window Air Conditioner:

        I purchased this a/c after returning the first no-name brand I purchased from another store that was too loud, vibrated & put out "luke-warm air." Well, I did my research online & stumbled across this Frigidaire & WOW!!! It cools off my entire downstairs, looks nice & sleek, is very quiet & is kept on low all day. I am most pleased. And the saying is true; "you get what you pay for." It was worth every penny!!!

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

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