Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 573
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by RGE Bought 2 of these in September in Pahrump, NV Home Depot Store. Its June and its Junk.
Apparently whatever I wrote contained inappropriate language so here it is the skinny: RUN DO NOT JUST WALK AWAY FROM THIS PRODUCT!
June 30, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Brimick 72 PINTS A DAY? All over my floor!
Purchased this unit several years ago. Worked great for a little over a month but then it started leaking from the base of the unit and no alarms went off to let us know. Needless to say, it had been leaking for several days onto our bedroom floor. The carpet was soaked AND the flooring under the carpet warped from the weight of the unit sitting on it. We had to rip the carpet, padding and flooring out, which cost three times the amount of the unit.
Once we found there was a problem, we made a makeshift drain hose to put in the lower drain outlet (there was no drain hose included with the unit), set the unit on a wooden crate a foot off the floor, so the excess water could drain continuously into a bucket but the water still leaked from the bottom of the unit, so we had to put a storage tub lid under it to catch the water that didn't drain from the hose.
Luckily we purchased an extended warranty, which was honored in full. We got every penny we paid for the unit back. We were allowed to keep the unit to do with as we pleased but the damage to our carpet and sub flooring was not covered.
It cools the bedroom well and we are still using the unit with the drain hose, bucket and lid. We have to drain the bucket twice a day and use a turkey baster to remove the water that is leaking through the bottom of the unit.
It is a little loud but we can't sleep when it's quiet, so the noise is ok with us. We will continue to use it until it breaks down.
We found a newer model on Craigslist which we bought for our living and dining rooms and it hasn't started leaking (yet). It was 109 degrees with the heat index yesterday and it kept the two rooms between 76 and 80 degrees. Either LG worked out some of the bugs since we purchased the original unit or we got a lemon!
June 27, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Robert713 Does the job to cool garage in summer
I have my LG A/C unit in my 2 car garage. I'm from Houston, Tx where it is up to 103 or so on the regular. I usually woodwork in it in the hottest part of the day, 2pm-6pm which is also the time the sun happens to be shinning directly of the garage door. Add when I would park my hot car on the other side of the garage, it would get even hotter. I have seen it up to 125F and over 120F multiple times. After I put this in, I can get it to stay at 80F-81F on the hottest of days if I keep my insulated garage door down. Or can get up to 90F-93F when I open and close the door and park my car in. But that's still 25 degrees cooler. It has the usual disadvantages of a portable ac. It doesn't have an intake hose so it has to make up the air pressure of the exaust thru cracks around the garage door, holes in the wall, the door leading to the house. I also put a one way vent to go from the house to the garage that helped a lot because it was sucking in cold air as opposed to 103F air. I also sprayfoamed around the garage door so it creates a seal. You also have to vent the ac. I vented mine thru the wall and it goes up into the attic. I added a couple soffett vents to right above the ac on the outside. It's not the best way to vent it but you need a 6in pipe to vent it properly or it will freeze up and turn the ac on and off every 3 min. It's better then making a 10 ft hose to the celieng, which would over work the ac. It doesn't create any moisture in the attic but it's the Texas summer so it would evaporate anyways. I tested with a moisture meter. I would recommend it to someone looking to cool a garage to livable conditions. It's not as cool as the house but i didn't expect it to be. For what I paid, it is some of the best money I've spent on anything in my tool collection. I couldn't go without it. I also made an extra filter with a regular ac filter on the outside to catch the sawdust particles because without it, it would get clogged. I have it on straight for about 60 hours a week and and it costs about $40 a month in electricity which is worth every dollar.
September 11, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by ffiloseta Meh...
Easy to setup, but very noisy and inefficient. I'm using it to cool a 140 SqFt room and it takes it forever to bring the temp under 81 deg. I don't live in a particularly hot area either (High Point, NC).
The unit is installed correctly, exhausting heat outside the house. The exhaust duct is not thermally isolated at all and it gets really hot (106 deg) and even though I'm using only a fourth of its length, this has to detract from the system's efficiency. Of course, I will try to wrap the duct with some kind of isolator, but this goes against the "convenience" that is so highly touted for this kind of units.
As it is, I'm just glad I did not get the 7000 BTU unit.
June 19, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Angrily dissatisfied22 Waste
These are basically really expensive fans. We've got two going in our bedroom, plus a ceiling fan and stand-up fan and they aren't going any lower than 85.
July 7, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Baddragon Piece of junk
Bought this item 2 summers ago. Only used it for 2 summers and now doesn't blow cold air. It should last more than 6 months worth of use. Now it's out of warranty and if I want to use it anymore I gotta pay more money to fix it. Nothing is made of quality these days.
June 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by breachborn SURPASSED EXPECTATIONS.
It is still early in our relationship but so far so TERRIFIC.
I read all I could about all air conditioning options and needed cool air desperately but I will go through every bit of information carefully.
Many good comments were extremely helpful and what tipped it for me as a go was the home delivery and free shipping. I am an older person and on my own so this feature was extra important. And who does not appreciate FREE DELIVERY. Arrived in a timely fashion. Kudos.
Taking care of any appliance is a norm for me. Make sure to empty the water collection tank frequently it does seem to affect the coldness.
It is early in the season and the real hot weather has just begun... I am crossing fingers and toes that all will keep going in this positive and oh so cool fashion.
Well Done Home Depot.
June 22, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Titch Buy a Fan they are Cheaper
If you want to jack up your electric bill and waste money buy this product, it needs to run 24/7 to have any effect, and in 1/3 the footage they claim! They even say for your garage, I think they meant my Rubber Maid storage shed! LOL I want to retun the product, but well the holes are drilled and it is where it will stay, and perform badly! Buy stock in FPL or LCEC I am sure they love me!
July 13, 2011