Summary: We could not locate air conditioners anywhere and turned to Ebay. We were pleased to find exactly what we were looking for, at a great price, that included free shipping. The AC's were ordered on a Monday and we received them, exactly as described on Thursday.
Good product overall with better than average features
16 August 2010
Summary: Above average features such as swing option for air. Still a bit noisy comparing it with its bigger brother the 10,000 BTU model that I also have but lower than other on its size like the Sharp or Frigidaire. Seems it uses the water that it expells to cool off the system. In a small room hearing the water is not the best.
Summary: It's a decent well made air conditioner and the price is good. It's a little trickier to install - more screws, etc, due to the slide-in case. This is in someways helpful though since you can install the frame and case without the whole weight of the AC in it, then slide the AC unit in at the end. It's a bit noisy on the highest fan setting but cools well on the lower fan settings anyway.
Summary: [...]Also loyal Friedrich owner, having tried other brands' similarly priced window ACs that had loud engines and broke down. We use this in a small bedroom window, cools well and engine is quiet, but there is a LOUD vibration and I'm still wedging in pieces of cardboard / wood between the AC and its frame to cut down on the noise. I had a "pro" install it, and I'm planning to call the manufacturer for advice.
Pros: Accurate Temperature Controls, Cools the Whole Room, Easy To Install, Easy Window Installation, Energy Efficient, Even Air Distribution
Summary: The best thing about this item is that the first unit we received had "concealed damage" that caused the fan blade to collide with insulation inside machine. The exchange was accomplished [...]. Second unit working great! [...].
Pros: Accurate Temperature Controls, Cools the Whole Room, Easy To Install, Easy Window Installation, Energy Efficient, Quiet
Summary: Within 24 hours of professionally installing 2 airconditioners I had to call for service from Friedrich because of extreme noise. The repair service had to tie down the compressor so it wouldn't rattle and shake and used some cushioning material as well. This on a brand new machine rated "quiet". What a major disapointment. They were also willing to send me new machines, which I may still do, which indicates how bad they are. Do not buy this air conditioner!
Summary: Quietly and efficiently cools small (150 sq ft) bedroom in record Texas heat. The first unit received was defective--blower rubbed against polystyrene housing when tested prior to installation. JR promptly shipped a replacement and refunded payment for first unit. Installation should have been easy since cooling unit can be removed from chassis and chassis installed separately. However, installation instructions assumed standard wooden window frame; mine was aluminum.
Pros: Accurate Temperature Controls, Cools the Whole Room, Energy Efficient, Even Air Distribution, Quiet
Cons: Al windows problematic, Lousy installation manual