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Survey Results

Predicted Reliability

Predicted Reliability

Predicted brand reliability ratings are based on estimated problem rates for newly purchased window air conditioners, not covered by an extended warranty or service contract, within the first five years of ownership.

 /  5
Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction

Owner satisfaction ratings are based on the proportion of members who are extremely likely to recommend their window air conditioner brand to their friends and family.

 /  5

Test Results

Comfort

Comfort

How quickly the air conditioner on its high fan setting cooled a room sized for the particular unit and how accurate it came to meeting the temperature set point.

 /  5
Indoor noise low

Indoor noise low

This judgment of indoor noise at the low-cool setting is the objective measurement of noise level using a sound meter.

 /  5
Indoor noise high

Indoor noise high

This judgment of indoor noise at the high-cool setting is the objective measurement of noise level using a sound meter.

 /  5
Brownout

Brownout

Gauges the unit's ability to run and restart during extreme heat and low voltage.

 /  5
Ease of use

Ease of use

This reflects control-panel layout, including the clarity of its markings, as well as how easy and intuitive the controls were to operate.

 /  5

About

The LG LW1216ER is part of the Air Conditioners test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Window Air Conditioners models like the LW1216ER are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Comfort How quickly the air conditioner on its high 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.

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