Does this air conditioner draw fresh air from outside to the room or it's just recycling the air indoor?
The LG Window Air Conditioner, Model # LW1514ER has a Ventilation Lever on it that must be in the CLOSE position in order to maintain the best cooling conditions. However, when fresh air is necessary in the room, this lever can be set to the OPEN position and a damper is opened and room air is drawn out...^IFV
Date published: 2017-09-18
I too would also like to know if this unit can be wall, versus window mounted.
I just watched the video that accompanies the information for this unit, however, the video does not really apply to this unit because the video specifically states that it is for 8,000 - 10,000 BTU units. It then gives a "disclaimer" that "installation of a 12,000 BTU unit may differ"; no where does it make reference to a 15,000 BTU unit, which is what this unit is.
The video says do not wall mount this unit, but as I just stated, it refers to 8,000 - 10,000 BTU units. I'm thinking the reason a unit should not be wall mounted is because wall mounting may block the vents. However, if ALL the vents are free from blockage and accessible, can't the unit be mounted in a wall versus a window? Thank you.
I have an older LG 15,000btu window unit mounted thru a wall in a mobile home for about 5 years with no problems.I installed it myself.
Date published: 2016-06-21
Air conditioner amp usage
Does this unit use different amperage when running?
How much amperage does this draw when running but not cooling, and how much amperage does this draw when full cooling (compressor) is running?
BryanB15845, we appreciate your interest in the LG Window Air Conditioner, Model # LW1514ER. This unit is listed at 12.0 Amps but that probably is the amperage for the unit when it is running. The amperage for when the compressor kicks on or when the unit is just running is not specified but can be calculated from the information that is on the data template that is attached on the unit. On that data tag, you will find the FLA (Full Load Amp) rating for the fan which is usually around 1 amp so that does not consume that much power. You will also find on the data tag is the RLA value, this is the Rated Load Amps and is the amount of current (amps) your compressor should consume if it is operating normally. You may also have an LRA (locked rotor amps) value. This is how many amps your compressor would consume if for some reason it jammed up and it is the maximum possible amperage draw of the compressor. Once you have those amperage values for your compressor and fan, add them together and that is how many amps the unit as a whole consumes when it is running...^IFV
Date published: 2015-08-08