Rated 3.7 out of 5Â by 50
Rated 5 out of 5Â by hotncoldnyc I am from Texas and used to central air, this is the next best thing.
Shopped around, joined consumer reports, blah blah did a LOT of homework and I LOVE THIS AC. I live in a 2 bedroom apt in NYC and the living room and kitchen get direct sunlight all day and we have high 10 feet ceilings so the apt just cooks. With this bad boy 15000 btu i literally have to turn it off it gets so cold- yay. (ech room also has it's own ac) Today it was 93 outside and the dog and I both were shivering in the living room and kitchen - me in delight and the dog trying to burrow and escape to a sunny window sill. Get someone who knows what they are doing to help install and read the book. The shell comes off for truly easy install- then when mounted the ac unit just slides in. You should use a bracket (not included) because it is a huge AC, like it didn't fit in the trunk of my friend's car, so we had to take it out of the box lol. ( the home depot loaders in the back of Elizabeth NJ ROCK!!!! Anyways if you are hot in NYC get this because it's the highest btu for the standard 115 volt outlet. Elizabeth NJ was the closest to NYC that still has them in stock. 5 left. HURRY!
May 31, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Keith It has now been a month since purchase
I live in the Houston area (Crosby). Temperatures have gone up to high level 90's this month alone. I bought this $399 unit to cool the house for a few days while I went to a bank to get a loan (over 6k) to replace my central air unit that burnt its main wire for the last time. Thing is, this unit, along with a simple box fan, is cooling my home GREAT! My home has a little over 2200 square feet and this unit is rocking it. Some state that this AC is noisy. Well, it is NOT!
I said the heck with the central AC loan and stick with this unit. $399 (plus a $20 box fan) versus 6k. You do the math.
June 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by sourdough I have been reading comments from some of the detractors
Many expect these window units to be "plug and play" (notwithstanding that it is an owner-installed appliance in most cases) to replace or simulate a central-air or heat pump installation, wherein the main circulation fan airflow noise is spread among the many ducts. Among the complaints:
1. A window unit (of any size) works best when the unit is set to full cooling at the highest fan speed. It will be noisy compared to a central unit. Don't like a window A/C noise? Spend a ton of money for a central unit.
2. If one does not like the noise made by the condenser fan "slinger", remove the plug at the lower right of the pan, install the drain, have the rear of the unit 1/2" lower than the front, and allow it to drain. This will also obviate any dirt/pollen/minute vegetable matter to be deposited on the inside of the condenser coil by the slinger which will have to be cleaned periodically, requiring the unit to be removed from the window-mounted case. In SW Washington State, that is considered periodic maintenance, given our mossy environment. It does and will happen.
3.The complaints about the unit(s) tripping breakers are solely the responsibility upon the owner(s) not investigating the additional load on the circuit it is plugged into. If you are a responsible homeowner, look into your circuit capabilities. If you have a 15A circuit breaker, it will trip at 80% load (especially upon startup). The circuit will need to withstand the A/C load of at least 10A with nothing else plugged into the circuit. My wife cannot use her iron in her craft room when we run our 15,000 BTU unit as it is on the same circuit.
4. I have found that the "dry" and "energy saver" settings are pretty much useless. If one needs to dry the air, the "cool" setting does that greatly, as one can witness the amount of condensate draining from the evaporator. The energy saver mode only increases the amount of time the evaporator fan runs, without cooling, wasting power.
5. Some folks complain about the length of power cord. It's in the specs. Do you have a tape measure?
6. I have read where many folks like to have their thermostat and room temps in the 68-70 range in the summer. If the outdoor temp is 90*-100*, certainly the indoor temp will be comfortable at 74*-76*. When winter comes, and the outdoor temps are below freezing, do you kick the heating temps up above 74*? You all must have more money than I do.
7.This post is directed to LG owners no matter if the A/C size is 6000 BTU or 15,000 BTU or more (230V AC units). All principles insofar as cooling are the same.
July 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Fordrench best bang for my buck
installed two of these units in my home and cut my electric bill in half.works awesome
July 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Happy Great cooling for Texas summers!
The LG 15,000 BTU unit does an incredible job in cooling a large area. It is quiet and efficient. This unit will be a welcome addition to our house through the long, hot Texas summer ahead!
May 2, 2012