LG LW1817IVSM Review.
The LG brand has a reputation for high-quality, air conditioning units.
Recently they introduced their newest line of WiFi “smart” window AC units — they connect directly to your home internet and controlled w/ your smartphone (w/ the LG SmartThinkQ mobile app).
Smart window AC units are offered in 3 sizes:
|LG Dual Inverter||Cooling Power||Room Size|
|LW1517IVSM||14,000 BTU||500 – 800 sq. ft.|
|LW1817IVSM||18,000 BTU||800 – 1,000 sq. ft.|
|LW2217IVSM||22,000 BTU||1,000 – 1,300 sq. ft.|
Each includes a dual inverter — super fast cooling in big rooms + operate quieter than most other window-mounted air conditioners.
For my review I’ll focus on the LG LW1817IVSM (18,000 BTU).
Using revolutionary dual inverter technology, LG window air conditioner units are also energy efficient.
In terms of energy consumption, each unit operates 25% more efficiently than minimum Energy Star requirements.
LG Dual Inverter Air Conditioner:
The Dual Inverter units use cutting-edge dual inverter technology.
Designed with twin rotors and specialized compressor to deliver faster cooling power + lower energy usage.
Dual inverter technology also cuts out extra noise, creating an ultra quiet performance — buyers confirm that it’s much lower noise than their previous window-mounted unit.
AC Model: LW1817IVSM
Cooling: 18,000 BTU
Room Size: up to 1,000 sq. ft.
This ultra-quiet air conditioner runs as low as 44 decibel level, so users find it is noticeably less loud and intrusive in their homes.
Noise Level (dB): 44 – 53 decibels
t’s one of the quietest window air conditioner units on the market.
Unlike other AC units that cycle on and off abruptly, this LG model continually adjusts compressor speed to create a sustainable, cool environment.
Buyers also confirm that it’s easy to install (and doesn’t require special tools or skills).
Installation: 10 – 15 mins
For easier home-use, sync it w/ Amazon Alexa or Google Home for voice command control.
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LG Dual Inverter Window AC:
- Adjustable temperature control
- Increase/decrease power or speed
- 24-hour timer
- Sleep mode = great for bedrooms!)
- Change fan speed
- Turn-on or off remotely
LG LW1817IVSM Window AC Review:
It’s a bit heavier at 110 pounds, but that’s usual for such a high-powered 18,000 BTU window AC unit.
This model offers some nice, user-friendly features:
auto restart (in case of power outage), 24-hour timer, 4-way air direction, auto-evaporation system
It features a washable air filter that is easy and convenient to clean.
Multiple settings for customized cooling options:
high, mid, low, energy saver + sleep settings.
Built-in WiFi can be paired with the free SmartThinkQ mobile app or Alexa voice control.
Includes remote control for another convenient option to control the air conditioner’s settings.
LG LW1817IVSM Review:
- Power: 18,000 BTU
- Room Size: up to 1,000 sq. ft.
- Noise Level (dBs): < 54 decibels
- Weight: 110 lbs
- WiFi air conditioner
- (Smart AC unit)
- 4 fan speeds
- Dual Inverter = very quiet
- 25% more energy efficient
LG Dual Inverter Window AC:
Built with Dual Inverter technology and WiFi functionality, the LG LW1817IVSM is a high-end air conditioner.
Buyers say it’s very fast at cooling large spaces and keeps a steady, consistent temperature without cycling on/off.
Larger than most bedroom units at 18,000 BTU, but offers super quiet operation — it’s decibel range is much lower than traditional window AC units of its size.
Noise Level: 44 – 53 decibels
If you’re a light sleeper, this is the one for you!
A major perk is your ability to control it w/ your mobile phone — it’s a true smart window air conditioner.
Connect with Alexa or Google Home for voice commands!
Also includes a remote control for additional convenience.
In terms of cost, it’s fairly expensive — however it’s received good buyer reviews and is equipped with the latest AC technology.
If you have the budget, having a LW1817IVSM window air conditioner is a nice luxury in peak summer months.