LG Air Conditioners Review
LG has an impressive track record when it comes to air conditioners. It produced South Korea’s first air conditioner units and has gone on to become one of the largest electronics manufacturers in not only South Korea, but the world over. What started out over 50 years ago as ‘Lucky Goldstar’, LG quickly earned fans across the globe thanks to its televisions, fridges, washing machines and numerous other household appliances – including air conditioners. LG has a particularly strong presence in the Australian market, as do its air conditioners, so we’ve had a look at LG’s range of air conditioners, their features and prices, to help you make an informed purchase decision.
LG Air Conditioners
LG has a large range of split system air conditioners, with the ability to ‘multi split’ which means different units can be placed in different rooms and all can be remotely controlled with one device.
LG Split System Air Conditioners
Coming packed with innovative features such as LG’s Plasmaster Ioniser Plus and ARTCOOL changeable panels, LG’s split-system air conditioners are ideal for cooling a single room or space. The Active Energy Control improves energy-efficiency while reducing power consumption, while the Micro Dust Filter and previously mentioned Plasmaster Ioniser Plus ensure your air conditioner is pumping out fresh, clean air.
Many models also come with an optional Wi-Fi ‘Smart Control’, meaning that the air conditioner can be controlled by a smartphone even when you’re not at home. This allows full control of the air conditioner before you get home, meaning on incredibly hot days you can walk into a cool home without waiting for the air con to do its thing.
- There is a fairly large range on offer, with prices ranging from around $1,200 up to $3,200.
- Cooling power figures range from 2.5kw to 9kw
The range of LG split systems means there is likely something suitable for a range of rooms and homes. 2.5kw is large enough for a bedroom or study, while 8kw would be enough for a lounge room or even a small apartment. LG is certainly not a ‘cheap’ appliance brand, but with several standout features and a range geared for performance, many users may find the price worth it.
LG Multi-Split System Air Conditioners
Whether you’re looking to cool two rooms or closer to a dozen, LG’s got you covered when it comes to multi-split air conditioning systems. You can pick completely different units for each room or space, each with its own wattage and fan power; the options are practically endless. For your indoor units, you can choose from your standard wall mounted units, ceiling cassette units, or even ceiling concealed ducted cooling. Each of these units can be picked in a wide range of wattages and capacities, meaning that the system is flexible enough to simultaneously service the largest and smallest of rooms.
- One outdoor compressor can power multiple indoor split system units, which minimises the footprint outside and allows for multi-room cooling inside
- Not all models are compatible, but they operate largely the same way and have the same features as regular split system units
Other features include a ‘Night Quiet’ function, which lowers the noise level to whisper-quiet levels at nighttime, a ‘wide louver’ fin to increase heating performance, quick-response operation and so on.
LG Ducted Air Conditioners
There isn’t much variety to be found in LG’s range of ducted air conditioning systems, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing when all of them come with the same impressive features. Kitted out with LG’s inverter technology, anti-corrosive treatment, and External Static Pressure controls among other things, these ducted systems come with all the features you could possibly need.
- Power figures range from just 6kw up to 20kw – enough for a whole house!
- Prices vary strongly, so it pays to inquire with LG for your area, but expect the biggest ducted systems to cost over $10,000
LG’s ducted systems also come with Wi-Fi control capacity, meaning that the temperature and fan power can be tweaked from any point in the house from your smartphone. While you likely can’t simply install a whole new ducted system in your house, LG does represent a solid option with lots of choices if you’re building a new home with ducted air conditioning.
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Is an LG air conditioner worth the money?
LG makes a wide array of split systems, multi split systems and ducted air conditioners on the consumer market. In all shapes and sizes, for all rooms and applications, LG likely has you covered. While LG is not exactly a ‘cheap’ brand by any stretch, it does represent a solid option if tech-forward air conditioning is on your purchase list. With prices for split system air conditioners starting at about $1,200, you won’t see any bargain-basement air conditioners in the LG line-up, but you will get solid cooling and heating from one of the world’s largest appliance brands, with many features packed in.
Most notable is the fact that many systems come with compatible Wi-Fi smartphone apps to remotely control your air conditioning from anywhere, making it easy to walk into a cool home after a long day outside. What more could you ask for?
About the author of this page
This report was written by Canstar Blue’s Home & Lifestyle Content Lead, Megan Birot. She’s an expert on household appliances, health & beauty products, as well as all things grocery and shopping. When she’s not writing up our research-based ratings reports, Megan spends her time helping consumers make better purchase decisions, whether it’s at the supermarket, other retailers, or online, highlighting the best deals and flagging anything you need to be aware of.
What do customers think about LG Air Conditioners?
In 2019, Australian customers gave LG 3 out of 5 stars for overall customer satisfaction for air conditioners.