LG 10000 BTU Air Conditioner Review

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Updated November 20, 2022
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LG LW1016ER 1000 BTU Window Air Conditioners are Energy Star Certified AC units that are compatible with True HEPA Filters. This compatibility isn’t to be underestimated. There are a lot of air conditioners that don’t have this compatibility, or at least don’t have it explicitly stated. It’s one of the reasons we’ve deemed the LG a great through-the-wall air conditioner. Read on to learn more about why we think this is one of the best air conditioners available today.

Why We Like It – LG 10000 BTU Air Conditioner

The LG 10000 BTU Air Conditioner is a great in-wall conditioner from a trusted electronics brand. It’s powerful enough to cool a mid-sized room with ease and, if you don’t like the way it looks inside the house, is also compatible with outdoor use. Just install it outside and feel the unit work its magic. If you prefer a window unit, then the LG 115V Dual Inverter Smart Window Air Conditioner will interest you.

  • Energy Star Certified
  • Works With True HEPA Filters
  • Quiet
  • Not UL Listed


The LW1016ER LG AC Unit has a cooling power of 10,000 BTUs. Translated, this means the unit has a cooling area of about 400-450 sq ft. It’s not quite as powerful as the hOmelabs 14,000 BTU portable air conditioner. If you’d prefer an air conditioner with some variance in BTU power, consider the Keystone Air Conditioner. The LG Air Conditioner can also remove 2.7 Pints Per Hour of moisture from the air which will feel like a God-send on humid summer days.

Energy Efficiency

Unlike the LG LW8016ER 8,000 BTU, the LG Air Conditioner has a CEER Rating of 12.0, which isn’t the lowest we’ve seen but still not bad. But what you’re really wondering about is the Energy Star certification right? Don’t worry, it has one. You can also check out the Friedrich Wall Air Conditioner for another great Energy Star certified unit. Unfortunately, the LG website doesn’t state if the unit is UL Listed or not. It would be a nice additional certification to have. The LG LP0817WSR portable air conditioner is also very energy efficient, with a CEER rating of 12.0.


It’s cumbersome to clean the filter on almost all in-wall air conditioners, and this Koldfront Air Conditioner is no different. Simply pull it out and clean it, and slide it back into place. Make sure you do this once a month and make sure you’re giving it a light wash instead of just vacuuming it to clear it of all the larger particles. But what sets LG apart from the rest is that it works well with True HEPA filters so even the tiniest of particles don’t stand a chance.


At 72 pounds, the LG Air Conditioner sits firmly on the medium position of the lightweight to the heavyweight line. If you are looking for a more lightweight model that can also cool a room size of 400-450 square feet, consider the KSTAT10-2C Keystone Air Conditioner. The LG’s noise level isn’t that bad for a window unit either. At 55dB it’s slightly lower than human conversation, which ranks at 60dB. If you still want something sturdy but you need it to move from room to room, the model in our LG LP0818WNR review manages to do that well.


Some conveniences the LG Air Conditioner offers is a remote control so you can control the unit from a distance. This will be great in the summer months. It also offers three fan speeds, an auto-cooling feature, and a 24-hour programmable timer. It works on your schedule so you’re not blowing air throughout the house and wasting energy while you’re at work. If you want more fan speeds, we reviewed the four fan speeds in our LG LP1419IVSM review.

LG 10000 BTU Air Conditioner Wrap Up

There isn’t a whole lot to complain about when it comes to the LG Air Conditioner. Its biggest drawback is the lack of UL certification. But the True HEPA filter should help mitigate this little snag somewhat. It’s not exactly lightweight either, but it’s not something you can’t handle as long as you have a friend there to help you.

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