Rated 2 out of 5 by 333nyc 3rd Summer and it's Done For
I purchased the 12k BTU LG Portable unit in 2013. It worked pretty well the first year. Last year wasn't as good and this year it's pretty much worthless. It now makes strange noises, shuts off after a few minutes, and blows warm air. The de-humidifying feature won't even work anymore. Spent close to $500 on it so I expect better quality over time. This is my 1st portable unit and have experienced greater longevity (more than 6 years) from window/casement units.
July 20, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 This product is a piece of junk!!!!!!
I purchased this unit a year ago and it worked fine about 6 months total out of 12. It started blowing out water so I drained it and it worked ok for about two weeks then it started doing it again. I called service and they told me to do it again so I did. It worked for a weeke then started blowing water out again but this time it didn't stop. The FL or full indicator function didn't work so I had no way of knowing it was full of water. But the last time I drained very little water out and started it again it started blowing out water again. I trashed and went and bought a different brand. Do not purchase any LG a/c they are nothing but junk. I would not recommend any of their a/c units!!!!!!
July 8, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 blowing hot air
I bought this last summer and it worked fine. This year when I turned it on it blows hot air. Very unhappy with air conditioner.
June 14, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by GOhio Doesn't Last.
We purchased this in April, 2013. The first summer, it worked pretty well. The room is not that big and it was running during the day for about 4 months. The summer of 2014, it started not cooling consistently. The filters were changed every 4 days or so. We just set it up again, preparing for this year's heat. It's blowing hot air and it occasionally sounds like the compressor is not functioning properly. Look for a different brand unless you want to replace it in a couple years. Very disappointed in this product.
June 7, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by ashellb Pretty good, but could be better
This is my first portable AC unit so I don't have a lot of experience with these. I can't have window units in my apartment due to the lease, and its probably liability risk. So far I like it pretty well. It cools down my 12x15 (+2 large closets) bedroom in minutes instead of hours. I took it out of the box to try out and I had it pretty much fully installed before I knew it. So setup is easy. It cools the room which is pretty much what I wanted it to do. My room does smell like a hotel now. I was worried about noise from the outside, but even with the unit off outside noise is the same. With the unit on, I hear less outside noise. Its quiet enough I could sleep with it on easily. I did wake up with the power flickered during a storm because it beeps and goes through a cycle.
The issue that could have made it better is: this unit only has the hot exhaust to the outside. Any air flowing over the hose is going to get warmed up and defeat your cooling. Nothing you can do about that. The unit also pulls air from in the room to blow outside. That means you are pulling hot air in from other rooms or cracks. I think this unit would be much more efficient if it had both an air intake and exhaust. Because if ambient temp is more than 20-25 of your set point, it gets harder and harder to reach your setmpoint. You are drawing in to much hot air that gets mixed with your cool air. It also makes the unit run almost constantly.
I was hoping to see a drop in my electric bill because I was only cooling 1 bedroom instead of my 700 sqft apartment. So far its about the same. But I think I have this unit set to much cooler than my apartment AC ever was, not that it would be able to reach the lower temp half the summer. I think I also have been running my electronics more since I'm more comfortable sitting in front of them. Basically, I use them more because the room doesn't heat up to uncomfortable temps when they are on.
So to sum up: I am more comfortable but I'm not saving money with this unit.
August 19, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Steve P PIECE OF JUNK
I have used this unit maybe three times last summer. Today I turned it on and it isn't cooling. I am two months out of warranty. ...Enough said!
July 21, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Paco Great product for the money
We've had this portable air conditioner for about six months. It works great! Cools 25 x 25 room really well in 90 to 100 degrees weather. This room used to be a sun room, has windows all around it and has no insulation so it takes a lot to cool it down. It is a little noisy but cools the room well.
July 18, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Frank would not recommend
The unit vents room air outside which pulls hot outside air in.
In my situation this is very inefficient, it should use outside air for condenser.
Using temperature data logger to check operation, the compressor shut down only for two 5 minute periods in 24 hours of operation.
If the room is about 100 degrees and you turn on the unit with the fan on high it will shut down and latch out the compressor in about 10 minutes.
July 14, 2014