LG 115V / 12,000 BTU (with remote) Air Conditioner

Last updated date: August 26, 2019

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8.6

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We looked at the top 1 Window AC Units and dug through the reviews from 10 of the most popular review sites including BestReviews, Consumer Reports, Pick HVAC, HVAC Training 101, Relevant Rankings, Air Conditioner Lab, Top Portal Review, Bazaar Review, Fly Parents and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Window AC Unit you should buy.

Overall Take

With its LG-patented gold fin anti-corrosion coating for added durability, you can't go wrong with the LG 115V/12,000 BTU (with remote) Air Conditioner. The unit runs quietly compared to its competitors, which means you'll enjoy a peaceful night's rest every evening. Additional features that make this model stand out include the four-way air direction and the slide-out washable air filter. In our analysis of 76 expert reviews, the LG LG 115V / 12,000 BTU (with remote) placed 2nd when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
9.0
10 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
7.8
2,315 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
If you need a powerful unit to cool down a large room or small apartment,the LG will have no issue doing the job.
- BestReviews
This AC is pretty silent considering its size.
- Homeair
March 13, 2019 | Full review
Energy Saver mode for warm days and nights when not a lot of cooling is needed.
- Pick HVAC
It has three cooling and fan speeds.
- HVAC Training 101
The LG LW1216ER is pretty quiet
- Relevant Rankings
February 28, 2017 | Full review
The remote is stylish, fully functional, and makes using the unit more convenient. And the machine comes with an anti-corrosion, gold fin coating (LG patented) that protects it and allows it to last longer.
- Air Conditioner Lab
With its stylish full-function remote, you can even get your cool on from across the room. LG patented gold fin anti-corrosion coating provides a protective shield so the unit lasts longer.
- Top Portal Review
May 4, 2018 | Full review
It does not make any noise while in use.
- Bazaar Review
It has an energy saving button that will go off when the room has been fully cooled and on when the temperature rises. Uses more energy hence higher electricty bills. Heavy. Expensive.
- Fly Parents
What experts didn't like
Uses lots of energy so you can expect your electric bill to go up.
- BestReviews
Installation Is Slightly Difficult – You will have to take the AC out of the shell to install it.
- Homeair
March 13, 2019 | Full review
This unit is quite heavy, so it will be helpful to have an extra person to help install it. Some prefer to have it professionally installed by a handyman.
- Pick HVAC
It is very heavy.
- HVAC Training 101
At 85 pounds it is heavy which might make it a bit difficult to install without some professional help.
- Relevant Rankings
February 28, 2017 | Full review
The fan speed is a little slow to change, requiring 5 to 10 seconds to switch once selected. However, the speeds don’t seem to differ much from each other. Though some may see this as a con, it’s part of what makes the AC unit so quiet. If you happen to use this as an add-on to a trailer, you might have to find some sort of solution to the lack of included back-grille to protect against debris and bugs when in motion.
- Air Conditioner Lab
It is very expensive.
- Bazaar Review
It's downside is that it is too heavy.
- Fly Parents

From The Manufacturer

The LG 12,000 BTU 115V window-mounted air conditioner is perfect for cooling a room up to 550 square feet. You will cool a lot and save even more with this unit's energy Saver function, 24-hour on/off timer and a 12.1 energy efficiency ratio. With its stylish full-function remote, you can even get your cool on from across the room. LG patented gold fin anti-corrosion coating provides a protective shield so the unit lasts longer. Plus, set up is a cinch with the included installation kit.

Overall Product Rankings

1. Whirlpool 115V / 15,000 BTU (with remote)
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 2
2. LG 115V / 12,000 BTU (with remote) Air Conditioner
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 10
3. Frigidaire 115V Compact With Temperature Sensing
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 12
4. Frigidaire 115V Air Conditioner
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 15
5. Amana 115V Window Air Conditioner
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 1
6. LG 115V / 8,000 BTU (with remote) Air Conditioner
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 18
7. RCA 115V Window Air Conditioner
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 4
8. Frigidaire 230V Air Conditioner
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 1
9. Frigidaire 115V Window Air Conditioner
Overall Score: 8.2
Expert Reviews: 1
10. SPT Window Air Conditioner
Overall Score: 7.7
Expert Reviews: 2

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