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Frigidaire FRA296ST2

28,500 BTU Room Air Conditioner with 8.5 Energy Efficiency Ratio, 1,960 sq. ft. Cooling Area, 3 Fan Speeds, 24-Hour Timer and Remote Control


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Frigidaire Home Comfort Products
Frigidaire offers consumers a complete line of room air conditioners, dehumidifiers, portable air conditioners and ductless mini-split air conditioners desgined with the latest in technology to meet every need. The products provide consumers with fresh designs and features that work with any decor and meet the highest of expectations in both functionality and quality.

For 2011, Frigidaire has made further improvements to the product offering driven by consumer needs and requests. The heat and cool offering of window air conditioners has expanded with the addition of a heat pump model providing better heating with up to 70% more efficiency. In dehumidifiers, they have increased capacity of the smallest model by 20% and improved the hose connection to the exterior of the unit for better accessibility. The bucket design has also been improved to ease in handling and prevent spills. The portables line now includes true 5,000 BTU and 7,000 BTU models for a full offering. And this year, Frigidaire has rounded out the cooling portfolio with a complete lineup of ductless mini-splits.

From small bedrooms and bonus rooms to large, semi-commercial areas, Frigidaire is committed to providing quiet, efficient, and reliable air conditioning products for years of trouble free comfort. Available at AJ Madison.

How to Choose a Room Air Conditioner
Compared to large capacity central units, room air conditioners have several advantages. The initial cost of a room air conditioning unit is significantly lower than the cost of central air. Because room air conditioners are designed for cooling small spaces, operating costs are reduced. And, room air conditioners can provide personalized temperature and humidity controls that central systems cannot.

Calculating Cooling Capacity
Cooling capacity is the critical factor in properly selecting a room air conditioner. Cooling capacity is measured in British Thermal Units (BTUs) and typical models will range in capacity from 5,000 BTUs to 28,500 BTUs.

Choosing an undersized unit will overwork the unit and it will not cool properly. Choosing an oversized unit will cost more to buy and operate and it will not dehumidify properly.

We can help you to calculate capacity. Be prepared to provide specific information on:
  • Room Dimensions
  • A simple floor plan to show the location of doors and north-facing windows
  • The number of people it will serve
  • Sources of heat such as lamps, TV and appliances
  • An explanation of what's above the intended room
  • Your insulation provisions

Cooling Capacity by Room Size
Measure the length and width of the area to be cooled. Multiply the length by the width to determine square footage or square meters. When cooling rooms with uninsulated ceilings, great rooms, or southern or western sun exposures - step up to the next BTU size.

Room SizeBTU
Sq. Ft.Sq. m
15014 up to 5,000
16515 5,200
Energy Info
This air conditioner has an Energy Efficiency Rating of 8.5 and has an estimated yearly operating cost of $278.88.

The estimated yearly operating cost is based on the 2011 national average cost of $.1109 cents per kWh for electricity and an estimated number of operating hours of 750 hours. Your operating cost will depend on your utility rates and usage.
BTU (Cool): 28,500/28,000 BTU
Dehumidification: 9.5 Pints/Hour
Cool Area: 1,960 Sq. Ft.
Energy Efficiency Ratio: 8.5
Volts: 230/208 Volts
Amps (Cool): 15.5/16.6 Amps
Watts (Cool): 3,365/3,300 Watts
Length of Power Cord: 5 Ft. Min. / 6 Ft. Max.
Plug Type (NEMA): LCDI (6-30P)
Electronic Controls: Ready-Select Controls
Fan Speeds (Cool / Fan): 3 / 3
Low Voltage Start-Up: Yes
Auto Cool Function: Yes
Energy Save: Yes
Sleep Mode: Yes
Filter Check: Yes
24 Hour On / Off Timer: Yes
Clean Air Ionizer: Yes
Remote Control: Full-Function Remote Thermostat
Air CFM (High / Med / Low): 535 / 485 / 429
Air Direction Control: Auger Multi-Direction
Fresh Air / Exhaust Vent / Closed: Yes / Yes / Yes
Filter Type: Antimicrobial Mesh
Filter Access: Tilt-Out
Slide-Out Chassis: Yes
Cabinet Louvers: Yes
Rear Grille: Yes
Window Mounting Kit (Included): Pleated Quick Mount
Performance: AHAM
Refrigerant: R410A
Approx. Shipping Weight: 152 Lbs.
Overall Width: 26 1/2"
Overall Depth: 26 1/2"
Overall Height: 18 5/8"
Window Width: 31" Min. - 42" Max.
Window Height: 19 1/2" Min.
Wall Cutout Width: 26 3/4"
Wall Cutout Thickness: 10" Max.
Wall Cutout Height: 18 5/16"
  • Effortless Remote Temperature Control
  • A themostat located on your air conditioner's remote control precisely maintains preset room temperature, so you will remain comfortable at all times.
  • Ready-Select Controls
  • Easily select options with the touch of a button.
  • Remote Control
  • Allows you to precisely control the temperature and fan speed from across the room.
  • Effortless Clean Filter
  • Their anti-microbial filter cleans the air, removing harmful bacteria and allergens.
  • Multi-Speed Fan
  • Features three different fan speeds, for more cooling flexibility.
  • Sleep Mode
  • Quiet operation keeps you cool without keeping you awake.
  • Plus, Sleep Mode gradually increases room temperature after being activated.
  • Quickly Cools
  • Quickly cool a room on hot days.
  • Comfort Control Design
  • Easily control the direction of your cool air, wherever your unit is.
  • Effortless Restart
  • Automatically resume operating at its previous settings when power is restored to your unit.
  • Clean Filter Alert
  • Notifies you when your filter needs to be cleaned.
  • Power Cord
  • Comes with an extra long three-prong cord - makes extension cords unecessary.
  • SpaceWise Adjustable Design
  • Optional side panels extend so you can adjust your unit to fit your window.
  • 24-Hour On/Off Timer
  • Keep things cool on your schedule.
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Product Reviews
Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 13 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by This will blow you away 28500 BTUs was the cure for our summer; with its temps in the high 90s, nothing else could compare to this AC. The comfort of a cool house within minutes, a noise level of extreme quiet, even on the 'High' fan speed topped off with an energy efficient model, it does not get any better than that. We can set 60 degrees at a 'Low' fan speed for nights and during the day relax under a temperature setting of 70 degrees. The digital read-out is great and the remote control buttons are user friendly with room temperature tracking. We are thrilled to have found this during the hottest season at such a reasonable price. A J Madison delivered swiftly and without incident. We are 100% happy with A J Madison and Frigidaire. 9/1/11
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best Experience Ever When buying an appliance, go straight to A.J. Madison. Don't waste your time looking elsewhere. 10/25/11
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent I purchased this air conditioner last year and I have to say it works great!! Cools off My entire 2 bedroom apartment. Keeps it nice and frosty. We are experiencing 90 degree weather and above here in Boston for about a week and I must say this air conditioner is not letting me feel the heat at all. I turn it off at times because it gets chilly. The minute it starts to heat up in here I turn it right back on and it really does "quickly" cool the place down. I love it. It was definitely a great investment for someone like me who doesn't like to sweat or feel overheated. Thanks Frigidaire for making such a great, worthy product. Worth the money indeed. 7/20/11
Rated 5 out of 5 by GREAT AIRCONDITIONER I bought this a/c as a replaement for an older one of another brand that i had for many years. Since i never had a frigidaire air conditioner i was hesitant. Well much to my suprise this is a GREAT airconditioner. It keeps my house nice and cool in the rooms needed. sometimes i have to lower it it gets too cool. I bought the same airconditioner for my bedroom and any other a/c i need in my home i will definatly purchase this model and brand. 8/1/11
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Quick Specs


  • Width : 26 1/2"
  • Depth : 26 1/2"
  • Height : 18 5/8"


  • Type : Window / Wall
  • Chassis Type : Slide Out
  • Wall Sleeve Included : No
  • Cooling Capacity (BTU) : 28,500 BTU
  • Maximum Cooling Amps : 16.6 Amps
  • Maximum Cooling Watts : 3,365 Watts
  • Heat : No
  • CFM Room Circulation : 535 CFM
  • Energy Efficiency Rating : 8.5
  • Control Type : Digital
  • Remote Control Included : Yes
  • PTAC : No
  • Window Type : Standard

Technical Details

  • Energy Star Rated : No
  • CEE Rating : Not Available
  • ADA Compliant : No
  • Plug Type : 6-30P
  • Voltage : 230/208 Volts
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