The LG LP6000ER 6,000-BTU window air conditioner is a good choice for rooms of about 200 square feet, according to reviews. It is more expensive than similarly sized air conditioners, but it has a 12-inch profile, which means that more sunlight can enter a room and it's a bit easier to install. The LG LP6000ER has a remote control, digital display and timer to control temperature settings. If there is a power outage, an automatic-restart feature starts the unit again. If saving money is more important than a low profile, reviews recommend the 6,000-BTU Frigidaire FAA065P7A (Discontinued). It is cheaper and has the same power.
ConsumerReports.org is currently the only place for expert reviews of air conditioners, including the similar LG GL6000ER. Amazon.com and Epinions.com are the best places for information from owners, although there are only a handful of reviews for the LG LP6000ER.
ConsumerReports.org is one of the few places to thoroughly test and compare air conditioners. Their most recent roundup of window air conditioners, including the similar LG GL6000ER, scores them in several categories such as performance, air flow, ease of use and energy efficiency.
Review: Air Conditioners: Cool Comfort, Editors of ConsumerReports.org, May 2009
Epinions.com is a good source of owner-written reviews. Almost 20 reviewers generally praise the LG air conditioner for its performance, but several complain about the price. A few say it is noisy and that construction quality is poor. One owner likes the low profile.
Review: LG LP6000ER Thru-Wall/Window Air Conditioner, Contributors to Epinions.com
Half a dozen owners posting comments generally like the LG air conditioner and say it does a very good job of cooling a room. One person even complained that the room got too cold. About half say this is a quiet unit, and the other half think it is noisy.
Review: LG 6,000 BTU Low Profile Window Air Conditioner LP6000ER, Contributors to Amazon.com