✅ LG Portable Air Conditioner Review.
If you have an older home or a city apartment, owning a portable air conditioner could be the perfect solution for beating the summer heat.
Benefits of a portable air conditioner:
1.) Quieter than a window unit
2.) Cheaper than HVAC installation and mini split systems
3.) AC on wheels = No carrying
Most portable ac units have multiple sizes ranging 8,000 ~ 14,000 BTU cooling.
Today I’ll be reviewing one of LG’s newer portable air conditioners.
There’s 3 sizes available, but the LG LP0818WNR is the most popular on Amazon.
- LP0818WNR: 8,000 BTU (200 sq. ft.)
- LP1018WNR: 10,000 BTU (300 sq. ft.)
- LP1218GXR: 12,000 BTU (400 sq. ft.)
For this review I’ll refer to the LP0818WNR model — at the bottom I included a chart comparing all 3 AC sizes.
LG LP0818WNR Review:
As one of the newer ACs, the LG LP0818WNR portable air conditioner offers some top features:
– Thermostat (for setting room temp)
– Built-in dehumidifier
– LED display panel
– Remote control
– Low noise
Unlike many other portable air conditioners, the LG lets you set the actual temperature you want in the room — the display panel is easy to use and the LG comes with a user-friendly remote control.
If you live in a humid area (usually near water), you’ll love the built-in dehumidifier.
It’s able to remove up to remove 1.27 pints of air moisture per hour.
Dehumidifier: 30.5 pints per day (3.8 gallons)
Most newer portable air conditioners with built-in dehumidifiers max out 1-2 gallons per day.
When the water tank is full, there’s a “water full indicator” light which you’ll see on the AC panel.
And the best part is that this LG portable AC is extremely quiet.
Noise level: 53 dBA (decibals)
Reading reviews, many buyers use it as a bedroom air conditioner — not only is it very quiet, but buyers also say it’s easy to install (using the window vent).
LG Portable Air Conditioner Review:
Below I created a chart of all 3 LG portable air conditioner models.
Each AC unit includes a 24-hr timer.
~ You can set the timer and have it run at lower speed at night
~ Set to automatically turn-off at 9:00am (in case you forget in the morning)
|Cooling Power||8,000 BTU||10,000 BTU||12,000 BTU|
|Room Size||200 sq. ft.||300 sq. ft.||400 sq. ft.|
|Dehum.||1.27 pints/hr||1.27 pints/hr||1.46 pints/hr|
|Noise Level||＜53 dBA||＜53 dBA||＜53 dBA|
Overall, the LG portable ACs seem like a good option.
More expensive than similar air conditioners, but are built with the newest technology.
Personally I think it’s the most energy efficient portable air conditioner — even at 8,000 BTU cooling, the low noise and high output is comparable to other 10,000 BTU air conditioners.
Another top rated feature is the built-in dehumidifier.
With the capacity to remove nearly 4-gallons of air moisture per day, it’s similar to some high-end dehumidifiers (without AC capability).
Comparable dehumidifiers can cost $200-300.
Finally, the LG portable air conditioner has mostly all positive reviews — only a few dozen buyers, but still worth noting.