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

Last updated date: May 17, 2019

DWYM Score
8.3

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We looked at the top 1 Window AC Units and dug through the reviews from 18 of the most popular review sites including New York Times Wirecutter, Consumer Reports, Engadget, Best Reviews Guide, Wiki EZ Vid, Much Needed, Meccano, Relevant Rankings, Top Ten Review Pro, Refrigerant HQ, Aircon Partners, Air Conditioner Lab, Window AC Hub, HVAC How To, Climatastic, Digg, Bool Pool and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Window AC Unit you should buy.

Overall Take

In our analysis of 84 expert reviews, the LG LG 115V / 8,000 BTU (with remote) placed 6th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
8.6
18 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
7.7
2,283 user reviews
Our Favorite Video 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

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.

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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