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If you live in a hot region, or you’re just not satisfied with the quality of air in your building, home or office, the obvious thing to do is to just open your window to let more fresh air in. While this may sometimes work, it’s not something you’ll always be able to do. You probably won’t be able to open your windows when it’s raining outside for example, and it is in such cases that having an air conditioner around becomes very handy. The Frigidaire FHPH132AB1 portable air conditioner is a fine example of an alternative that you can turn to to keep your room fresh, and its small size makes it very easy to consider when shopping around for the best portable air conditioner and heater. Go ahead and get to the end of this review to see what else it’s got to offer.

Why We Like It – Frigidaire Portable Air Conditioner 700 Sq Ft

If you’ve been looking for an affordable solution to help you manage your room temperature, the FHPH132AB1 Frigidaire Portable Air Conditioner 700 sq ft would be a great option to consider. It’s got a 13000 BTU DOE cooling capacity, a multi-speed fan, and an auto restart feature that restarts it with the same settings in the event of a power failure.

Pros
  • 700 Square Feet Area Coverage
  • Supplementary heating capability
  • 1 Year Warranty
Cons
  • Does not include thermostat

Performance

The Frigidaire portable air conditioner is perfect for cooling a room that’s as big as 600 sq ft, and the fact that it’s portable means you’ll be able to move it from the living room to your bedroom, or any other room where you’re in need of cool air. If it also happens to be too cold, you can also use the room air conditioner to heat up the air, through its heating function. The conditioner has an airflow efficiency of 241 Cubic Feet per minute per watt, and while this may be slightly less than that of the ARC-14SH Whynter Portable Air Conditioner, it’s still good enough to maintain an ideal room temperature.

Energy Efficiency

With a cooling power of about 3800 watts, the Frigidaire portable air conditioner has a cooling capacity of up to 13000 BTU and a 7600 BTU heat pump, making it more capable than the LG LP1217GSR, at 8000 BTU. For those that don’t quite understand what these terms mean, BTU refers to the amount of energy required to raise the temperature by 1 degree. In this case, the LG LP1217GSR would be regarded as more energy efficient, but it’s only suited for a room that’s as big as 200 square feet.

Filtration

The dust from the air gets cleaned up by this Frigidaire 13000 BTU portable air conditioner by getting it through an easy to clean, reusable filter. This also prevents any outside materials from getting through to the Frigidair portable air conditioner, giving it a longer lifespan, and making it a lot easier to maintain. It also features a multi speed fan that allows for up to 3 fan speeds, and a dry mode that you can switch on to reduce the humidity content within your living space.

Durability

Just like the Honeywell MO08CESWK compact portable air conditioner, you’ll also get a 1 year warranty with the Frigidair conditioner, with the only difference between the two being that the Frigidair conditioner also features a 5 year sealed system warranty, where its main components are given priority. Also, being a portable air conditioner, it’s got wheels on its base to allow for easier movement, though we do wish it had built in WiFi so that you could control it through your phone.

Value

To make operation a lot easier and convenient, the Frigidaire air conditioner comes with a remote control that you can use to operate it from a distance. You’ll be able to switch it to sleep mode, where you’ll have the temperature increase gradually throughout the evening to keep you comfortable as you sleep, and also switch it to its lowest noise setting.

Frigidaire Portable Air Conditioner 700 Sq Ft Wrap Up

Even though this air conditioner doesn’t feature an energy star rating, it can still be configured such that it doesn’t take up too much of your electricity. It’s 13000 BTU Cooling capacity makes it the perfect choice for a mid size living room, conference hall or even kitchen, and like most portable air conditioners, it’s not the type that you’ll be able to mount on a window.

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Kenn Muguna

Kenn is a writer that's fascinated by all things tech. Having been born curious about how everything works, he spends his time taking things apart to put them back together, and shares what he finds out through writing.

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