LG has just announced a trio of new room air conditioners under its ThinQ smart home brand. All three of these new AC units will work with Amazon Alexa, and the Google Assistant. That makes these great options for those that are looking to get a new room air conditioner, but also want it to be a bit future-proof.
These new air conditioners are more energy efficient, which means you’ll be able to stay cool and save some cash on energy bills. These use a Dual Invertor Compressor, which is the first variable-speed compressor to be used in room air conditioners. It will adjust the speed to maintain the desired temperature levels, which results in less fluctuation and greater energy efficiency. Depending on the model, energy efficiency is improved between 25 and 40-percent. LG has also included Advanced Cooling here. What this means is that these air conditioner units will remain running, but running a bit slower when it is near the desired temperature. Instead of cycling on and off, which is how conventional air conditioners work. Finally, these are quieter air conditioners, which operate at just 44 decibels. That is about as quiet as a library, which means you can have this running while you are asleep and not have any issues.
Now of course, these air conditioners are “smart” and run on LG’s ThinQ platform, so that you’ll be able to use your voice to control it with either an Amazon Echo using Alexa or a Google Home using Google Assistant. You can tell the air conditioner to set the temperature to 65 degrees, or even turn it on or off. These air conditioning units are available now. The LW1517IVSM is a 14,000 BTU model that is ideal for an apartment around 800 square-feet, and is priced at $469. The LW1817IVSM is an 18,000 BTU model that is ideal for a 1,000 square-feet home, is priced at $569. And finally, we have the LW2217IVSM which is a 22,000 BTU model that is ideal for an area of up to 1,300 square-feet and it is priced at $669.