The Frigidaire FRA054XT7 is a small air conditioner that's designed to cool a small room of up to 165 square feet. It's easy to install and cools well, according to most owners, although some say it's underpowered even for small rooms. Expert testers judge it noisier than the better-rated 5,000-BTU Kenmore 70051 (*Est. $160) and Frigidaire LRA074AT7 (*Est. $160) air conditioners in this class. Some owners agree, but others specifically point out how quiet they find it. A few owners report that this AC quit working after only a short time, if it worked at all. The FRA054XT7 is one step up from Frigidaire's least expensive window air conditioner, the 5,000-BTU FRA052XT7 (*Est. $135), is Energy Star-rated, and comes with a remote control and 24-hour on/off timer.
ConsumerReports.org includes the Frigidaire FRA054XT7 in its latest air conditioner tests. User reviews can be found at Walmart.com, Amazon.com and BestBuy.com.
The Frigidaire FRA054XT7 is one of 43 window air conditioners tested by ConsumerReports.org. Editors judge each model's cooling ability, airflow, noise, ease of use and ability to restart after a power outage.
Review: Air Conditioners Ratings, Editors of ConsumerReports.org
The Frigidaire FRA054XT7 is a favorite window air conditioner at Walmart.com, where 96 percent of the nearly 70 owners posting reviews say they'd recommend it to a friend. It gets high marks for its low price, effective cooling and energy-saving features. However, a few say the unit didn't work well for them, and some find it noisy.
Review: Frigidaire 5,000-BTU Energy Star Window Air Conditioner with Remote, Contributors to Walmart.com, As of April 2012
About 35 users offer mostly good opinions of the Frigidaire FRA054XT7. Positive reviews note that it's quiet and easy to install, while critics say that different parts of the unit didn't work after only a short time.
Review: Frigidaire FRA054XT7 5,000 BTU Window-Mounted Mini Room Air Conditioner, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of April 2012
The Frigidaire FRA054XT7 earns 3.7 out of 5 stars with about 40 reviews posted. Several users say it doesn't cool the space it's designed to, with one noting that his small room actually ended up hotter. However, more than half of the reviews praise the unit's ability to cool a small room. Some find it to be quiet; others say it's loud.
Review: Frigidaire - 5,000 BTU Air Conditioner, Contributors to BestBuy.com, As of April 2012