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LG LW8012ER

Est. $270
Reviewed
June 2014
by ConsumerSearch
LG LW8012ER (8,000 BTU)

Best window air conditioner for medium room

Pros
  • Cools quickly and efficiently
  • Excellent dehumidifying performance
  • Fully functional remote control
Cons
  • One-year warranty
  • Heavy

Bottom line

The LG LW8012ER is a top-rated window air conditioner for medium rooms, cooling up to 400 square feet with ease. This unit is packed full of features, including a 24-hour programmable timer, a three-speed fan, auto restart for power failures and a remote with the same controls as the onboard digital display. The energy-saver mode works well, and a separate dry mode removes extra moisture from the air without adding an icy breeze.

Performance

Quiet and powerful. In comparison to other 8,000-Btu window air conditioners, owners say the LG LW8012ER is pretty quiet and doesn't disrupt sleep or TV watching. At the same time, its three-speed fan does an excellent job of cooling. One owner at Walmart.com (where almost 100 percent of reviews recommend the LW8012ER) says it does a great job keeping "the living room a cool 70 degrees without even trying." Seamus Bellamy with TheSweethome.com adds, "It'll even start back up automatically after a power outage, ensuring that your room's temperature is always maintained." The LW8012ER has a 10.8-EER -- which is only fair -- but it does have an Energy Star rating.

Ease of use

User-friendly installation and operation. Reviews give the LG LW8012ER high marks for its convenience and extra features. A digital display sets a precise temperature, and the 24-hour timer can be set to turn the LG on or off in hourly increments. Owners appreciate the remote control, which can adjust temperature, fan speed, mode and timer from across the room. The washable filter is easy to access after pulling the front cover down. This LG is a bit large, measuring one inch taller and four inches wider than similar units. It's also heavier at 59 pounds; even so, most say the LW8012ER is easy to install.  

Durability

Solid, reliable window air conditioner. LG's one-year warranty covers parts and labor, sending a service person to your home (or covering the cost of transportation if this is unavailable). This is standard coverage for a window air conditioner, though it falls short of Frigidaire's policy. The majority of owners say the LW8012ER is built well with few mechanical issues; some even report that after a few years, the LG is still powerful and quiet. The few owners with problems experience these fairly soon after purchase while it's still under warranty.

Where To Buy
LG 8,000 BTU Window-Mounted Air Conditioner with Remote Control (115 volts) - LW8012ER

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Our Sources

1. TheSweetHome.com

After extensive research, Seamus Bellamy names the LG LW8012ER as the best air conditioner overall. He praises the unit's cooling performance, digital controls and energy efficiency. He recommends it for a small to medium-sized room.

Review: Best Air Conditioners, Seamus Bellamy, June 20, 2012

2. Amazon.com

Most of the 130 owners reviewing the LG LW8012ER at Amazon.com are satisfied with its performance. The window air conditioner has an average score of 4.1 out of 5 stars, with lots of praise for its fast cooling abilities. Many say it's relatively quiet and appreciate the remote control.

Review: LG 8,000 BTU Window-Mounted Air Conditioner with Remote Control (115 volts) - LW8012ER, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of June 2014

3. Walmart.com

The LG LW8012ER gets an almost perfect score from about 50 owners here, with a recommendation rating of 98 percent. Reviewer s are very satisfied with performance; many also say it's easy to install and includes user-friendly features.

Review: LG Electronics LW8012ER High Efficiency 8,000-BTU Room Window Air Conditioner, Contributors to Walmart.com, As of June 2014

4. HomeDepot.com

The majority of the 140 owners reviewing the LG LW8012ER here are pleased with its performance, giving it a 4-out-of-5-stars score. The convenient features and durable construction are frequently praised, and only a very few users have issues with performance.

Review: 8,000 BTU 115-Volt Window Air Conditioner with Remote, Contributors to HomeDepot.com, As of June 2014

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