Frigidaire FFPA1422R1 Air Conditioner Review 2019

Last Updated: June 1, 2019

The Frigidaire FFPA1422R1 is not only one of the flagship products of the Frigidaire air conditioner range; our reviewers also found it to be one of the most effective portable cooling appliances on the market.

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Frigidaire FFPA1422R1
FRIGIDAIRE FFPA1422R1 AIR CONDITIONER IMAGE SOURCE: FRIGIDAIRE

When it comes to air-con units, Frigidaire does not beat around the bush. The manufacturer strictly adheres to a simple design and performance philosophy, and delivers extremely high performance units. The customer most certainly has to pay for this focus on quality and performance. But is the asking price worth it? The reviews team at Air Conditioners Rated put the Frigidaire FFPA1422R1 to the test, assessing how it measures up against the best portable air conditioner units, and providing customers with everything they need to know before purchasing a Frigidaire FFPA1422R1.

Frigidaire FFPA1422R1 – Power at a Price

 

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Frigidaire Gray 14,000 BTUCheck Price >

 

At the outset, it’s important for prospective customers to be aware that this is one of the more expensive air conditioner units. However, this is an extremely high performance appliance that performed better than most air conditioning units we have reviewed. So, if you want to cool a large room quickly, get on to Frigidaire and check out the FFPA1422R1. If the elevated cost is not too much, we would certainly recommend this unit to our readers.

 

Cooling Performance

The Frigidaire FFPA1422R1 packs a punch, with a formidable 14,000 BTU cooling capacity, for a recommended cooling area of 700 square feet. The FFPA1422R1 has an impressive cooling capacity, and stretches its effects over a very wide area. It’s in the performance area that Frigidaire’s aircon mastery shines brightest.

 

Efficiency and Certifications

This unit carries a UL certification, meaning all public safety concerns have been addressed in relation to the functioning of the FFPA1422R1. On efficiency, the FFPA1422R1 has an Energy Efficiency ratio of 8.9 which is slightly below average for portable AC units. The unit has a dehumidification rate of 3.8 pints / hour, and carries with it an ASHRAE performance certification.

The FFPA1422R1 also comes with all of the standard features you would expect of a unit of this calibre, such as a 24hr timer, low voltage start-up, and three different fan speeds.

 

Convenience

The FFPA1422R1 is by no means a light unit, weighing in at 74lbs. It may not be as heavy as some of the other units we have reviewed, and may well be a sacrifice worth making to benefit from the machine’s high performance. However, the weight and portability issue is not one that can be ignored.

It is a typically user-friendly AC, with a control panel on top of the unit, in addition to such features as sleep mode and auto-restart. The unit is free-standing, allowing for easy installation, with filter access at the rear.

The FFPA1422R1 also comes with an elegant LCD remote control, maximising convenience for the consumer.

One con worth noting however, is that the FFPA is slightly noisier than most portable AC units, with a decibel rating of 55. However, this is not loud by any means, just slightly more noticeable than your average AC unit.

 

Design

As we have already noted, the FFPA weighs in at 74lbs, which is much heavier than the average AC unit. Furthermore, the Frigidaire FFPA is also larger than most AC units. However, the FFPA is easily transportable by simply rolling it about on its casters.

 

Help & Support

The FFPA carries with it a one-year warranty / and a five-year sealed system warranty.

In addition, the Frigidaire website contains a “Call Us” section, clearly displaying contact hours. All contractual information is clearly displayed, with a section for Product Support, and even a section to aid the customer to locate services & parts in relation to their unit.

 

Frigidaire FFPA1422R1 Review – Summary

With all factors considered, it must be said that we at Air Conditioners Rated strongly recommend this unit. Costly, depending on the level of usage, yet worth it. The FFPA elevates portable AC units to a new standard. Its high cooling capacity, and surprisingly wide cooling area make it perfect for a large room. Its sleek and minimalist design sitting right in, in a modern, trendy home. Frigidaire deserves the praise they have received, for producing easily one of the best AC units we have ever reviewed.