This thing works great
Im happy with it. It really can take on a nice heat load and is pretty solid so far. Its also very quiet for a window a/c. Only downside which is really an upside if you ask me is its 240v so you would have to have an electrician come run a 240v recepticle for it. I fortunately did not have to because I am a hvac tech and I have had to make new 240 runs a bunch of times. 240v is actually better on machinery period imo the amp draw is literally half of what it would be if you had to do the same work load with 120v. The total watt usage is the same still so your not really saving anything but your motors will last longer from less heat being created and less strain because of the higher voltage being applied. Its definitely a good investment to have a 240 outlet put in thats the moral of the story especially for this thing. It will have where ever you put it freezing in about 5-10 min providing you size it right to your area your trying to cover. make sure your area is sized right to the unit you purchase! A good rule of thumb is in a area with some moderate shade from trees and what not 2 tons is appropriate to cool 1200 sq ft on a hot day. I ton is 12,000 btu.
February 2, 2012
BEAT THE HEAT
THIS UNIT BEAT THE HEAT THIS PAST SUMMER FOR ME. THE INSTRUCTIONS COULD HAVE BEEN CLEARER, AND THE HARDWARE MADE BETTER, BUT ONCE THIS BIG BOY GOT BLOWING. KATEY BAR THE DOOR.
September 16, 2011
This AC cools alright. But one huge thing for us is the fact the in the cool mode that fan never shuts off. In the energy eff. mode the fan turns on every 2-3 minutes to check to see what the temp is. My mom is 80 years old and she does not like that at all. She does not want the fan on all the time, nor does she want the fan going on and off every 2-3 minutes. Come on, who's idea was that? Her 25 year old ac did not go that. Terrible feature. I would not have bought this had I know that.
July 6, 2011
Just bought and installed the unit today. I have owned other LG products and they have worked very well for me. The only comments I have about this unit so far are: a) the instructions and picture of installing the lower frame guides are not clear, a better picture would help, b) I liked the idea of a remote to control the unit, except in this case the remote only works if it is used in a line of sight with the air conditioner. c) the front cover has small tabs to secure it on the sides; sometimes they slip off. They could have been better. d) I did like the cabinet supports for the case which eliminated a pole that I used to use on the old air conditioner. e) this unit is much quieter than the old unit it replaced; a major reason why I bought the LG unit. I also own two LG dishwashers that ara extremely quiet and do a great job on the dishes. Other than that, the unit started up and began cooling immediately and it was QUIET.
May 31, 2011