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LG LW1214ER air conditioner

 
Approximate retail price:
$350
Summary: This LG large air conditioner has
  • Remote control
  • Up/down louver control
Dividing line
Community icon5 people have reviewed this model.
Type: 9,800 to 12,500 Btu/hr. (Cools 350-650 sq. ft.)
About - LG LW1214ER

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.


Comfort:
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
info Btu/hr. 12000
info EER 11.3
info Min window width (in.) 28
info Max window width (in.) 39
info Weight (lbs.) 81
info Remote control Yes
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User Reviews - LG LW1214ER
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1.0
May be top rated BUT VERY NOISY
5/16/2015
Pros
Cools the Whole Room
Energy Efficient
Cons
Loud
Very Very Noisy And Loud
Best Uses
In A Room That You Don't
Room That You Don't Use
Comment:
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
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Run, run away fast
4/23/2015
Pros
None
Cons
Didn't Work At All
Best Uses
Appliance Recycling
Comment:
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.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Shoddy quality control
7/22/2014
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
Beware of purchasing an LG product. I ordered two window air conditioners, both shipped from an LG facility. Both cartons clearly had been opened and then resealed in a slovenly fashion. Both units were damaged and neither was functional and both required repair. No service facility was available in my well-populated area, and it required nearly 2 weeks before someone could arrive. The installation hardware supplied contained such things as metric nuts to attach to inch bolts. The hardware for providing circumferential insulation was entirely inadequate and offered very little resistance to heat flow. <br />This is an inferior product. I wrote letters to LG with explanations of the problem and with photographs detailing the damage. They never responded. Based on my experience, I warn you not to purchase LG equipment.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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