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Frigidaire FFRE0833S1 Review

By: Carl Laron on May 14, 2018

Bottom Line

The 8,000 BTU Frigidaire FFRE0833S1 offers excellent performance and excellent efficiency, making it a strong choice for mid-sized rooms. It's not the quietest air conditioner on the market, but noise levels aren't all that out of line for an Energy Star qualified model in this size and price range.

Pros

  • Cools quickly and efficiently
  • Energy Star qualified
  • Temperature sensing remote
  • Ionizing air filter

Cons

  • Not the quietest air conditioner
  • Thermostat on remote could be more accurate
Our Analysis
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Breaking it down

Performance

Powerful and efficient. The Frigidaire FFRE0833S1 is a favorite of owners and experts for its terrific overall performance. It's Energy Star qualified, too, with a CEER rating of 12. Wirecutter raises some noise concerns, though it still tests out well enough to be the runner up pick there. In addition, while noise complaints from owners are not unheard off -- quite the opposite, in fact -- many others say instead that noise levels are at least acceptable, especially compared to other, and older, options. The FFRE0833S1 is nicely featured, too, with perks such as a temperature sensing remote and an ionizing air filter -- though feedback on the latter doesn't indicate if it is any more or less effective than a standard air filter.

Ease of use

Easy to use, easy to install. While this air conditioner is relatively loaded with features, the temperature sensing remote control is probably the most useful one. The thermostat in that handheld unit will control the cooling level based on where you sit (or sleep) rather than at the main unit of the Frigidaire FFRE0833S1, which can be several degrees cooler. We did see some feedback that the thermostat in the remote could be more accurate, however, so set your temperature based on how cool you feel rather than a number on the remote's LCD display.

Durability

Good feedback. Owner feedback for the Frigidaire FFRE0833S1 is pretty positive. Scores are a little lower at Amazon, as is somewhat typical for various reasons including sometimes iffy marketplace sellers and units that were damaged in shipping, but elsewhere scores are impressive, and that's based on ample feedback. Be sure to purchase from an authorized dealer, however, as we did see reviews that said that if an air conditioner is purchased from an unauthorized one, the otherwise above-average warranty (one year on the unit, five years on the sealed refrigeration system) might not be honored.

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