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Old 05-25-2011, 04:20 PM   #1
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Hi, I have some questions about window air conditioners. My old Kenmore just went bad, so I bought a new LG 8,000 btu unit from Home Depot (Model # LW8011ER). I installed it and it seems to be working fine so far, and cools very well. I chose it over Frigidaire because I had heard LG was good and I liked the 5 year warranty... HVAC people, Did I make a good choice? Also, I noticed that inside the unit, there is a plate of styrofoam screwed in behind the blower fan, where the unit borders the outside air. Is this a reliable material? Will it hold up ok? What exactly is it? The unit is pretty powerful and quiet overall...I just wanted a model I could install and that will last me for 5-10 years and not have to worry about it. I also like that it drains water well which I have heard Frigidaires did not. Id just like some insight about the styrofoam piece inside the unit, and what it is for. Thanks.


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Old 05-25-2011, 05:36 PM   #2
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The same fan exhausts the hot air and brings in the cold air so you have a hot and cold compartment and the styrofoam prevents heat transfer between them. It is a hard closed cell foam and I have never seen one fall apart. I hear good things about LG appliances. Friend is a nurse and works with lots of women and they like LG and she is buying their appliances instead of MTag soon. I have a LG computer monitor and it works great.


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