The LG LW1214ER is part of the air conditioner
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, window air conditioners
models like the LW1214ER are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
How quickly the air conditioner on its low fan setting cooled a room sized for the particular unit and how accurate it came to meeting the temperature set point.
Indoor noise low:
This judgment of indoor noise at the low-cool setting is the objective measurement of noise level using a sound meter.
Indoor noise high:
This judgment of indoor noise at the high-cool setting is the objective measurement of noise level using a sound meter.
About This Brand
LG is a national brand available in a wide variety of independent and regional appliance retailers, as well as Home Depot and PC Richards. LG also markets lower-priced window air conditioners under the Goldstar name. Window air units range in price from $150 to $500, and in Btu from 5,000 to 25,000. The brand has units that are Energy Star certified.
Features & Specs - LG LW1214ER
Btu/hr. The unit's cooling capacity, as supplied by the manufacturer (and as certified by the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers, AHAM, unless otherwise noted in the Recommendations & Notes). Capacities range from 5,000 British thermal units per hour (enough for a modest-sized bedroom) up to 12,500 Btu/hr. (adequate for a large, sun-drenched room or even two interconnected rooms).
EER The energy-efficiency rating, as supplied by the manufacturer (and as certified by the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers, AHAM, unless otherwise noted in the Recommendations & Notes). The higher a unit's EER, the lower its operating cost compared with other models of its size.
Min window width (in.) The minimum and maximum window-widths into which the air conditioner will fit. If your window opening is narrower than the minimum width, the air conditioner will not fit. If your window opening is wider than the maximum width, the side panels will not cover the entire opening.
Min window width (in.)
Max window width (in.) The minimum and maximum window-widths into which the air conditioner will fit. If your window opening is narrower than the minimum width, the air conditioner will not fit. If your window opening is wider than the maximum width, the side panels will not cover the entire opening.
Max window width (in.)
Weight (lbs.) In general, smaller-capacity models are lighter, while larger-capacity and some high-efficiency models tend to be heavier.
Remote control Much like the remotes for home-entertainment devices, these wireless devices control almost any function on the unit. They're especially useful if access to the air conditioner is limited, as when the unit is mounted through the wall at ceiling level. The remote generally works well anywhere in a room, although some may not work as well when they're used far to one side of the air conditioner.
As checking on 07/26,2015 Home Depot indicates that this has been discontinued.
How long have you owned it:
By Mark Twain
from Oldest Incorporated town in, NC
(6 of 9 customers found this review helpful)
May be top rated BUT VERY NOISY
Cools the Whole Room
Very Very Noisy And Loud
In A Room That You Don't
Room That You Don't Use
This is a very noisy air conditioner. It may be top rated, but this monster eats the quiet out of a room. I am very unhappy with it. It is difficult to install by yourself. Make sure that you have someone to help you.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
By Hot under the collar Bill
(9 of 13 customers found this review helpful)
Run, run away fast
Didn't Work At All
Ordered on-line and it was dropped shipped to my front door. Unpacked it, installed per instructions (was NOT easy), plugged the unit in, and.....nothing. Didn't turn on (the green LED on the plug indicated it was getting power). I would have had to ship it back to wherever, but like a dummy, I had cut the shipping carton several places when unpacking, so no shipping carton. Lesson learned: No LG window air conditioners, and always buy locally where you can return or get repairs.