Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 572
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Annexgirl AC Changed my life
I am so glad I bought an air conditioner!
It's a portable one so I didn't have to worry about installation and all that.
July 4, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Danikasdad2 I can sleep again
Keeps our bedroom nice and cool , would of rated 5 star but it's a liltle to noisy
June 19, 2012
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 4.0 out of 5.0 Great A/C Unit (With one minor fault.)
I purchased this A/C unit last week because summer is coming, and I didn't want to deal with the heat again. I purchased this "portable" unit over a window A/C unit because we aren't technically allowed to have an air conditioner in our dorms. You can't tell that this thing is even here because it doesn't stick out of the window.
Lo and behold, it hit 95 degrees today, and it was extremely humid. (The heat-index was over 100.) I have a medium-sized dorm room (Around 200 sq. feet.), and it handled the high temps and humidity very well. I have only one complaint; the unit IS slightly louder than a window unit, even on low. Now, it isn't ear-splittingly loud as several of the other reviews have suggested, but it is loud enough to make you notice it.
Assembly went very quickly, and the hose is pretty decent quality. (I was surprised by this due to a few of the reviews saying it was cheap-feeling.) The unit also makes different sounds when a setting changes so you can confirm that you changed a setting from across the room with the included remote.
It has a very powerful blower, and cooled the room off within 25 minutes of plugging it in.
Overall, I would give this LG product an 8 out of 10.
June 8, 2011
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by brucie OK for very limited purpose - Use a plastic tube to drain water out of the UPPER water spout into a bucket continuously.
Here is the real story. I had to buy this unit because my central A/C failed and Sears (which is supposed to cover the warranty) took a week to show up and then didn't have the parts to fix it - so I am still waiting and sweating. However, as the temperature and humidity hit close to 100 each, I had to think of something to save my pets and myself from heat stroke. So I bought this unit and installed it in the kitchen which has 2 open door ways leading to the rest of the downstairs. I was very careful to vent the air exhaust properly out the window over the kitchen sink and to use weather strips to seal the cracks, but I did not use wood screws on the window frame - it seemed unnecessary to put holes in the wood frame - and so far so good with that. The exhaust hose gets very warm and this probably adds heat to the room. The unit shut down after only 90 minutes of operation. I hoped this shut down was due to overfill of the LOWER water pan. When I released the lower drain spout - very little water came out - this still concerns me. So I closed it and opened the UPPER water drain spout and at least some water came out of that. I attached a flexible plastic tube (about 18 inches long) to it and let the tube drain into a 4 gallon bucket. This did the trick but the bucket needs to be emptied 2-3x per day. I suppose one could try running the hose to a drain or into the sink. I used a small fan to help circulate air in the kitchen. When all was said and done, the unit dropped the temperature about 10 degrees and the humidity about 10% - not great but adequate to save my dog's life. Bottom line - use the upper drain to remove water CONTINUOUSLY - forget about the lower drain. Also if you can close doors in the room you're trying to air condition, it would probably help enormously. I hesitate to use this unit in a room where you don't want the floor to get wet, because you might spill the bucket or get some water leakage when you change buckets.
August 3, 2012
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 5.0 out of 5.0 by EZRider So far, so good.
I bought this portable A/C for my extra garage/workshop as it is too hot to work in there during Florida summers. I cut a vent hole through the block wall and installed a Home Depot dryer vent outside. Works perfectly in 80 degree weather so I am optimistic about the summer. If I ever lose power because of a hurricane, I will relocate it to the master bedroom, vent it out a window (window vent kit comes with it) and run it off a generator. Controls are simple - just like any window-type air conditioner. Appears to be solidly built. I own several LG appliances and they all are superior to the new GE units that came with my new home.
March 12, 2013
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