Frigidaire FFTA1233Q1 Air Conditioner Review 2020

Last Updated: April 2, 2020

Our team reviews the impressive Frigidaire FFTA1233Q1 to see if it’s all that it’s cracked up to be. Check out our full review to see what we thought about this stylish in-wall air conditioning unit.

by AC Rated

Frigidaire have long maintained their position as one of the prime frontrunners of the HVAC industry. If you were to compile a list of the very best HVAC units on the market over the years, we would not be surprised if you saw this brand crop up quite a bit. Today we return to Frigidaire with high hopes to review their in-wall unit; The Frigidaire FFTA1233Q1. Will this product perform to the same standard set by its predecessors, or are Frigidaire’s days on the throne numbered? Read our full wall air conditioner review below for our say on the matter.


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Frigidaire  FFTA1233Q1 Air Conditioner Review

Cooling Performance

With a highly respectable cooling power of 12,000 BTUs, this unit is suitable for spaces up to 550 sq. ft. Additionally, with a maximum airflow of 305 cubic feet per minute, the Frigidaire FFTA1233Q1 is incredibly efficient. With the ability to circulate air at this speed, the effects of this unit can be felt in no time, so you’re not waiting around anxiously to feel the breeze. As an added bonus, the FFTA1233Q1 has an equally impressive moisture removal rate of 3.3 pints per hour, meaning this unit doubles as quite a formidable dehumidifier.


Efficiency / Certifications

With an Energy Efficiency Ratio of 9.8, the Frigidaire FFTA1233Q1 is only barely over the industry average of 9.7, which is a shame. However, as this product is Energy Star Certified, it has been assessed and is efficient nonetheless.

Other certifications that this unit benefits from include being AHAM Certified, and UL-Listed. These two accolades combined are what we look for in the ideal air conditioning unit. They testify that A.) This unit performs to the specifications published by the manufacturer, and B.) The unit will not have any negative effects on the air with which it is interacting with. If peace-of-mind is of paramount importance to you in your purchase, this unit would certainly be a suitable option.

With 3 fan speeds, the user is also enabled to save further energy by only using the energy they require depending on how hot of a day it is.



As far as convenience is concerned, the Frigidaire FFTA1233Q1 is easily one of the best air conditioning units that we have reviewed at Air Conditioners Rated. With a wireless remote control included with this unit, settings can be changed from across the room. This is is especially useful on those sweltering days where movement is the last thing you desire.

Additionally, built-in to this device is a 24-hour timer, allowing the user to schedule which hours of the day they would like their unit to function. Gone are the days of returning home from work to a melting home, when you can program your unit to power-on an hour before you arrive.

As the cherry-on-top, the Frigidaire FFTA1233Q1 boasts several useful features. Auto Restart allows the device to automatically reboot after a power outage. Fan Mode circulates air without applying any cooling power. Energy Saver Mode enables the unit to function at decreased capacities, conserving energy and saving you money.

Activating Sleep Mode will make the device gradually increase temperatures throughout the night, functioning quietly and saving energy, while maintaining a comfortable environment. This also prevents the experience of waking up to a very cold home, due to the unit working normally throughout the night.

Auto Mode, perhaps being our favourite of all features, will automatically detect when the temperature of the room drops or rises out of a comfortable range, which will provoke a response from the device, altering its performance to maintain just the right temperature.



Functioning at a noise level of 56.4dB, this unit is actually quieter than the average human conversation, which usually registers at about 60dB.

Weighing 72lbs, this unit is by no means light. We recommend assistance if you find yourself in the situation where the unit must be lifted. Never attempt to lift heavy units by yourself, as a precautionary measure.

The Frigidaire FFTA1233Q1 has a built-in antibacterial mesh Air Filter, which will remove large airborne particulates from your living space, such as hair and dust, further adding to the peace of mind established by the certifications awarded to this unit. As well as this, the filter is easily washable, so you won’t have to buy a replacement any time soon. With 4-way directional air louvers, the user is also enabled to focus the cooling power of this device on any area they deem necessary.

Dimensions (inches): 

  • Height: 14 1/2
  • Width: 24
  • Depth: 20 1/2


Help & Support

As this unit is manufactured by Frigidaire, owners of the FFTA1233Q1 benefit from having access to Frigidaire’s impressive customer support infrastructure. This includes representatives contactable via email, telephone and an immensely useful live chat on the company website. Also present on the Frigidaire website are detailed FAQs, and downloadable user manuals, which are handy in the case of you losing your physical copy.



All in all, this is an absolutely fantastic in-wall air conditioner unit. We can state with confidence that this unit is easily one of the best we have reviewed. Our sole criticism is that there was no Dehumidify Only mode, which, considering the Frigidaire FFTA1233Q1’s dehumidifying capacity, is a real shame. However, this tiny detail is nowhere near enough to detract away from the exemplary performance of this unit, and we would strongly recommend this product to anyone considering it.