What every best Air Conditioners has:
- Energy efficiency.
- A programmable timer.
- User-friendly controls.
It's the strong, sort-of-silent type. Expert reviews and user feedback indicate that the LG LW1216ER does a great job cooling down spaces up to 550 square feet. At Consumer Reports, it earns Best Buy status, along with an Excellent rating for comfort, a Very Good for noise on low, and a Good for noise on high, putting it in the top echelon for all three factors among all machines tested in its size range. User feedback is fairly positive, too, including a 4.3 star rating and recommendations from 85 percent of the owners whose reviews can be seen at Home Depot
The slide out chassis is a plus. LG's smaller-sized units get beat up a little as being challenging to install. That's why it's a pretty good thing that the LW1216ER has a slide in chassis (something those models lack) to make the task of getting this 81 pound unit in place quite a bit less back breaking -- and less dangerous. Consumer Reports goes so far as to say that it is easy to install, and the limited user feedback we see usually -- though not always -- agrees. Operation is relatively straightforward, with a basic remote and simple digital controls
Standard, one-year warranty. The warranty on the LG LW1216ER is as basic as its operation: one-year, with no extended warranty on the sealed system. Reports of units that arrived damaged or that failed within the warranty are not unheard of, but are also relatively limited. However, if you do run into an issue, LG's customer service comes in for some knocks on occasion, especially if you buy from an unauthorized dealer. If you buy from an authorized retail outlet, you may be better off appealing to their customer service departments. Otherwise, be prepared to be persistent, patient and polite.