LG 115V / 8,000 BTU (with remote) Air Conditioner

Last updated date: May 17, 2019

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8.3

LG 115V /  8,000 BTU (with remote) Air Conditioner

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We looked at the top Window AC Units and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Window AC Unit you should buy.

Update as October 22, 2020:
Checkout The Best Window AC Unit for a detailed review of all the top window ac units.

Overall Take


In our analysis of 66 expert reviews, the LG 115V / 8,000 BTU (with remote) placed 10th when we looked at the top 13 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

The LG 8,000 BTU 115V window-mounted air conditioner is perfect for cooling a room up to 340 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.

Expert Reviews

Expert Summarized Score

8.6
18 expert reviews

User Summarized Score

7.7
2,283 user reviews

What experts liked

Compared with other ACs at this price, it’s quieter and hums along at a lower pitch, so it’s easier on the ears. And though AC controls aren’t rocket science, this one offers a greater level of flexibility in total than most of its competitors, covering all of the little details, from the fan’s directional controls and outdoor-air vent to the dehumidifier mode and removable drain plug.
- New York Times Wirecutter
April 12, 2019 | Full review
This unit cooled and dehumidified the testing room more quickly than its closest competition, but details like sturdy construction and convenient side curtains made installation a breeze.
- Reviewed
January 2, 2019 | Full review
Most air conditioners are loud, but the LW8016ER is a bit quieter overall and sounds lower-pitched than the other 8,000-Btu models we tested.
- Engadget
July 2, 2017 | Full review
Easy to clean tilt-out filter
- Wiki EZ Vid
August 9, 2018 | Full review
With a 12.1 EnergyStar energy efficiency rating, the LG doesn’t cost much to run, making it economical in the long-run as well as the short-term. It’s recommended for a room up to 340 ft2, and can dehumidify up to 2.2 pints per hour for more pleasant temperatures.
- Much Needed
LG’s controls offer much more customization with 3 cooling speeds, an energy saver, different modes, flexible temperature settings, as well as an indicator when your filter needs to be cleaned.
- Meccano
April 8, 2019 | Full review
The LG LW8016ER comes with a easy installation kit, digital touch controls, 3 cooling/fan speeds plus Auto Cool, 24-hour on/off timer, washable filter, and it can remove up to 2.2 pints of moisture per hour to control humidity.
- Relevant Rankings
February 28, 2017 | Full review
It comes with extra side panels.
- Top Ten Review Pro
The most satisfying part about this LG unit is the price point. As I write this the price on Amazon is in the two-hundred dollar range. (Prices are subject to change at any time.) That is quite the bargain especially when you look at other 8,000 BTU units on the marketplace today.
- Refrigerant HQ
April 21, 2018 | Full review
It is easy to install.
- Aircon Partners
September 22, 2017 | Full review
It has extra panels on the side to block out the hot air from outside even more. You can cut these and add them to the unit’s sides as soon as you’ve installed it. These are an addition to the existing accordion panels the unit already comes with. Instead of dropping your central AC down to cool your house, this unit works for a single area and saves you money on electricity.
- Air Conditioner Lab
If money saving is an objective, the energy saver functionality is your best friend as it conserves energy and does exactly that! Saves your money!
- Window AC Hub
One of the things that make it have less noise is it has a rotary compressor which is quieter and more economical to operate.
- HVAC How To
January 10, 2019 | Full review
LW8016ER has a EER rating of 12.2 so it qualifies for the ENERGY STAR® certification.
- Climatastic
This unit cooled and dehumidified the testing room more quickly than its closest competition, but details like sturdy construction and convenient side curtains made installation a breeze (lol).
- Digg
June 22, 2017 | Full review
The installation is very easy.
- Bool Pool

What experts didn't like

The LW8016ER was the most cumbersome to install of all the window units we tested, but only modestly so. The worst part is that the weight is lopsided toward the back of the unit, so it feels slightly more treacherous to seat on a windowsill.
- New York Times Wirecutter
April 12, 2019 | Full review
The worst part is that the weight is lopsided toward the back of the unit, so it feels slightly more treacherous to seat on a windowsill.
- Engadget
July 2, 2017 | Full review
Noisy while in operation
- Wiki EZ Vid
August 9, 2018 | Full review
Fans could be more powerful
- Much Needed
A common complaint is for devices to arrive with a loose fan or component that can come loose and ultimately break the unit.
- Meccano
April 8, 2019 | Full review
Noise-wise the LW8016ER is about on par with the GE AEZ08LV and definitely louder than the Friedrich Chill CP08G10B. So if you want a window AC unit for your bedroom you might want to consider a different model.
- Relevant Rankings
February 28, 2017 | Full review
It is a device with acceptable noise pollution. This device requires an outside support.
- Top Ten Review Pro
I mentioned this above in our product features section but you should be aware that this unit is rated to cool a three-hundred and fifty square foot room. If your room is bigger than that then you should look at getting a larger BTU unit.
- Refrigerant HQ
April 21, 2018 | Full review
Build quality is average only.
- Aircon Partners
September 22, 2017 | Full review
Some users reported that this unit wasn’t as quiet as they would have liked
- Air Conditioner Lab
It is loud when running cooling unit.
- Bool Pool

An Overview On Window AC Units

While a central air conditioning system is ideal, not all homes come equipped with one, especially if you don’t live in the south where summer temperatures are felt year-round. Installing central air is also expensive, so it makes more sense to purchase an AC unit that you can install in your window (if you don’t already have central air).

Air conditioning is especially important for the elderly and those suffering from various medical conditions. When shopping for a new window unit, there are a few important things to consider.

Begin by measuring the room in which you plan to install the window AC unit. The total square footage will reveal how many BTUs the unit must have to adequately cool the room. If your room is under 350 square feet, then a 5,000 BTU unit will suffice. Use an 8,000 BTU unit for rooms measuring 350 to 550 square feet, a 12,000 BTU unit for 550 to 1,050 square feet, an 18,500 BTU unit for 1,050 to 1,600 square feet and a 25,000 BTU unit for anything over 1,600 square feet.

Next, you need to make sure the air conditioner has a long enough cord to reach the nearest outlet and that the voltage isn’t too high for the outlet. For example, the Whirlpool 115V/15,000 BTU (with remote) has a Lcdi power cord that is 4.9 ft. in length. At the end of the cord is a 3-prong grounded plug designed for a 115V electrical outlet. That means if your outlet is more than 5 feet away or you only have a two-prong outlet, this model wouldn’t work.

Since you can’t move your window, it’s also essential that you select a window AC unit that will move the airflow in your direction. If you need to install the unit higher up, make sure the vent can be aimed downward. If your window is to the left, make sure the vent can be set toward the right. The Frigidaire 115V Air Conditioner (no remote) has 2-way air direction to better cool you down no matter where you are sitting.

Once you’ve picked the perfect air conditioner and installed it in your window, you’ll need to know when to use each of the settings. The fan-only mode is perfect for days without high heat and humidity that still require a nice breeze. This setting won’t cool the air though, as it just circulates the air that’s already in the room. The cooling mode is what you want to use to bring down the temperature. You’ll need to press the up or down buttons to set your desired temperature. There’s also a fan setting that allows you to program whether you want the air to flow slowly or at a medium or fast pace.

The Window AC Unit Buying Guide

  • Always check for an Energy Star certification, as these models are said to be 30 percent more efficient than models that don’t have the certification. The Frigidaire 115V/8,000 BTU (with temp sensing remote) is an example of a window AC unit that has this important distinction.
  • Consider a few extra features that may not be essential, but might meet a specific need you may have. For example, some units have a timer and a sleep function. That benefit will reduce the electricity you use, as the unit will run long enough to get you comfortable so that you can fall asleep, but then shut off while you remain in dreamland.
  • If mobility is an issue for anyone in your home, look for a model that has a remote control. The remote gives you the ability to lower the temperature or turn the unit off without having to get up from your seat.
  • Users that are sensitive to loud noises will need to look for models that run quietly. Allergy suffers should look for models that have a clean air ionizer to take the pollen and impurities out of the air.
  • Window AC units are heavy. It’s best to recruit help when installing your newly purchased unit.
  • It is important to regularly clean the air conditioner filter. How often you need to clean the filter depends on how much you use the unit, but generally, once a month is a good goal. The filter will either slide out the side, or you’ll have to pop the front of the unit and pull the filter up and out. Simply use a little dish soap and water to release the trapped dust and allergens and then let the filter air dry before putting it back in the air conditioner.
  • When comparing prices for window AC units, it is important to remember that price varies based on BTUs and other features.