Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 569
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 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 jamesrp LG portable cooling unit
I purchase this one about 1.5 years ago now it wont cool
May 2, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Lg2016 Leaking
My AC seems to be leaking every where? Why is it doing this?!
April 19, 2016
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
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by CMMKharper Great airconditioner not as energy efficient at LG makes it to be
We live in Hawaii and thought we would get an air conditioner for our 350 sq ft studio after our baby was born. This is the one we picked because of the price (369.00 at home depot) and size room it promised to keep air conditioned. We only use the airconditioner from 12am to 7am because of how uncomfortable it gets in our area when the tradewinds are not blowing. At night it cools the room down very well and very fast. During the day I tried using it when it gets over 90 (only once or twice) and cool air was coming from the unit but it was thermometer was still reading 85 degrees. I dont know if all or some air conditioners do this, but I know with window units they definitely do not. Not only that, but using the air conditioners only midnight to 7 am our electric bill tripled! Sorry LG but I am pretty sure that there are better products out there and more electric bill friendly. We now try to use it only when its muggy and the tradewinds are not blowing. It also has only one speed (high) if it had a lower one, or even a middle speed, i think that would have helped with both the noise and energy bill.
October 5, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by asea arrived just in time
the worst heat wave of the year hit the day after this was installed. it was a god send!
November 19, 2012