This is the smallest, least expensive window air conditioner Frigidaire sells, and plenty of owners say it suits them just fine. At 5,000 BTU, the FRA052XT7 is only powerful enough to cool roughly 150 square feet, about the size of a small bedroom. Several users say the unit is nice and quiet; at just 16-by-12-inches, it may be your only option if you have really small windows.
The Frigidaire FRA052XT7 is a very basic model with few features: a thermostat to maintain a preset room temperature, an antibacterial filter and automatic restart for power outages. But unlike the Kenmore 70051 (*Est. $160), which we name a Best Reviewed pick, the FRA052XT7 doesn't come with a remote control or an on/off timer, and it's not Energy Star-rated.
While the Kenmore 70051 has been professionally tested, we found no expert feedback for the Frigidaire FRA052XT7. We did see lots of owner reviews, however, particularly at Walmart.com and Amazon.com. BestBuy.com offers a handful, as well.
More than 100 owners review the Frigidaire FRA052XT7 window air conditioner here, and 92 percent would recommend it to a friend. Although most find this inexpensive model quiet and effective at cooling a small room, some say it takes too long to get the room cooled down. Two say their units arrived damaged.
Review: Frigidaire 5,000-BTU Mini Window Air Conditioner, Contributors to Walmart.com, As of April 2012
The Frigidaire FRA052XT7 gets quite a bit of feedback at Amazon.com, earning 3.9 stars out of 5 from more than 75 owners. Most say it does a great job cooling a small space, but some grumble that it's not powerful enough to do even that.
Review: Frigidaire FRA052XT7 5,000-BTU Mini Window Air Conditioner, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of April 2012
Only a few owners review the Frigidaire FRA052XT7 here, but they give it high ratings. One user says you need to run the air conditioner on high speed to adequately cool a room. All say they would recommend the unit to a friend.
Review: Frigidaire - 5,000 BTU Window Air Conditioner, Contributors to BestBuy.com, As of April 2012