LG Air Conditioning Raises the Bar with Expanded Presence at 2018 AHR Expo
Advanced Heating and Cooling Technology, Innovative Controls, Industry-Leading Tools
Highlighted for Commercial, Residential Applications at World’s Largest HVAC Conference
CHICAGO, Jan. 22, 2018 – Air conditioning technologies leader LG Electronics is showcasing its robust 2018 lineup of commercial, light commercial and residential HVAC solutions – including industry-leading variable refrigerant flow (VRF) technology, customizable control systems, powerful new heating capabilities and design tools – this week at the 2018 AHR Expo.
For the commercial market, LG is debuting redesigned Heat Recovery Units as well as the expansion of the line to include 6-port and 8-port models. For residential and light commercial applications, LG is launching a new 5-ton single-phase VRF heat pump unit to complement the currently available 5-ton single-phase heat recovery unit.
AHR Expo 2018 also will be the first time that most in the industry will have the opportunity to see a number of innovative new LG HVAC products, including rooftop dedicated outdoor air systems, four-way vertical air handlers and Multi F and Multi F MAX outdoor units with LGRED° (reliable to extreme degrees) powerful heating technology.
“By pushing the boundaries in air conditioning technologies, LG is dedicated to leading the industry with limitless vision, innovative technology and flexible connectivity solutions, all of which are featured at this year’s AHR Expo,” said Kevin McNamara, senior vice president, Air Conditioning Technologies, LG Electronics USA. “LG’s unparalleled commitment to providing cutting-edge technology, along with the tools and resources to deliver a complete solution to our customers and industry partners, continues to be our top priority for 2018 and beyond.”
Attendees of the world’s largest industry trade show for HVAC engineers, contractors, distributors and other trade professionals visiting LG’s booths (South Hall – Main Booth #5391 and Controls Booth #4300) can interact with the latest LG air conditioning technologies.
LG Heat Recovery Units
Debuting at AHR Expo 2018 are redesigned Heat Recovery Units that feature bottom access for commercial applications. By enabling bottom access, the space requirements for installation are drastically reduced and service access is simplified. The new design also features vertically aligned refrigerant inputs allowing for greater ease of installation while substantially improving design flexibility. In addition to the redesign of all the units, the product line up will expand to include 6- and 8-port units which reduce the amount of equipment required for a large scale project. The new redesigned Heat Recovery Units will be available for purchase in early Summer of 2018.
LG Rooftop Dedicated Outdoor Air Systems (RT DOAS)
LG’s new rooftop dedicated outdoor air systems (RT DOAS) offer building owners and facility managers the ability to seamlessly implement a complete end-to-end LG HVAC system. Available now in a wide range of capacities, LG RT DOAS units are available up to 70 tons and are configured to be easily compatible with LG VRF systems and LG MultiSITE™ controls. The new LG RT DOAS systems are capable of delivering a maximum airflow (CFM) of 18,000 and feature a robust 2-inch foam-injected double wall construction increasing energy efficiency and unit durability for a longer, more sustainable lifespan. For added design and construction flexibility, the LG RT DOAS units are configurable with more than 190 options to fit nearly any design specification.
LG Multi V™ S
Capitalizing on the success of the U.S. market’s first single-phase VRF 5-ton heat recovery system, LG is launching the 5-ton single-phase VRF heat pump counterpart for the Multi V S line. LG is showcasing the Multi V S, a compact, 5-ton heat recovery unit that operates single-phase power, designed to provide excellent energy efficiency and the versatility of simultaneous heating and cooling. Requiring only single-phase power, the 5-ton Multi V S now offers home and business owners across the country more energy-efficient air conditioning options than ever before.
LGRED° – Powerful Heating Technology
A key AHR Expo 2018 highlight is new LGRED° (Reliable to Extreme Degrees) heat technology, designed to optimize cold climate performance. Products featuring LGRED° deliver superior heating performance: 100 percent of rated heating capacity down to 5° F and continuous heating operation down to -13° F. This increased performance not only delivers heat when traditional models are unable to, but also operates with incredible efficiency; making products with LGRED° heat the ideal heating solution for colder regions of the country. LGRED° heat technology is currently available on the 9K and 12K as well as the new 15K and 18K Btu/h capacities of the Art Cool™ Premier single zone systems and along with the Multi F and Multi F MAX multi-zone systems.
Launching at AHR Expo 2018 are 13 more models of indoor units that are now Wi-Fi capable and controllable using the LG SmartThinQ app. Now users have the freedom of controlling their home’s precise comfort from their fingertips alongside other SmartThinQ-enabled LG devices, such as refrigerators, ranges, washing machines and robotic vacuums. This capability enhances the efficiency and convenience, giving unprecedented control to create a truly connected home. LG SmartThinQ technology is compatible with all Wi-Fi enabled LG indoor units and is integrated with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.
LG Art Cool™ Mirror
Featuring a sleek, charcoal mirror finish the Art Cool Mirror is a modern, high design option that complements almost all interior aesthetics. Featuring a redesigned chassis, the new Art Cool Mirror packs more punch with built-in Wi-Fi capability and SmartThinQ compatibility. With its quiet operation, as low as 19 dB(A), and earning the ENERGY STAR® “Most Efficient 2018” designation in 9,000 to 18,000 Btu/h single zone systems, the Art Cool Mirror is an ideal choice for many residential and light commercial applications.
LG MultiSITETM Remote Controller
The LG MultiSITE Remote Controller is a highly intuitive, customizable user interface that allows system managers to configure functionality and home screen appearance to meet the needs of a specific zone. The MultiSITE Remote Controller featured at AHR Expo 2018 is a key element of LG’s MultiSITE Controls Suite and represents the future of controls for the HVAC industry, affording building owners greater flexibility for controlling the zones within their building. Also on display are third-party thermostats that can be seamlessly integrated into LG systems using the LG Dry Contact solution, offering contractors the flexibility to install the solution that’s perfect for their customer’s needs.
LG Multi V™ 5
The flagship product in LG’s state-of-the-art air-source VRF systems, the Multi V 5, represents the next generation in the popular LG Multi V family. The LG Multi V 5 is available from 6- to 42-tons, with a choice of three-phase 208V, 230V or 460V electrical power as heat recovery/heat pump outdoor units. New to the Multi V line-up are the single frame 16-, 18-, and 20-ton units; the 20-ton unit representing the largest tonnage in the smallest, single frame footprint on the market today. As a smaller and lighter solution, the Multi V 5 20-ton not only reduces footprint requirements, but also helps to reduce installation costs.
While the footprint of the Multi V 5 is reduced, its performance has increased. Building on the Smart Load Control of the Multi V IV, the Multi V 5 features Advanced Smart Load Control that proactively addresses the impact of pending weather changes ensuring optimal comfort for all of the building occupants. The Multi V 5 also features LG Intelligent Heating technology that defrosts as needed rather than responding once frost has reached a preset point. On top of active response capabilities, the Multi V 5 also features a new biomimetic fan design that draws from nature’s design and enables the unit to operate more efficiently and increase airflow while reducing the perceived noise level by approximately 20 percent.
LG Multi F and Multi F MAX
At the core of LG’s AHR Expo residential and light commercial display is the Multi F series, including the Multi F and the LG Multi F MAX outdoor unit, which are now available with LGRED° heat technology. The single-phase, outdoor unit connects up to eight individual indoor units and allows occupants to condition each individual room or space. The ENERGY STAR® certified Outdoor Multi F units (now available in 17,000 to 60,000 Btu/h capacities) represent the ideal solution for a wide range of applications, including residential homes and light commercial buildings.
LG Art Cool™ Premier
Driving energy efficiency for green buildings, LG’s Art Cool Premier wall-mount duct-free split system is one of the industry’s most efficient and stylish air-conditioning units. The quiet outdoor unit features an inverter compressor which consumes less energy than conventional air conditioners. The inverter compressor ramps up or down to match the outdoor temperature load and provides precise control based on each room’s set point. LG’s Art Cool Premier system also features LGRED° “Reliable to Extreme Degrees” heating technology, an industry-leading heat technology that provides 100-percent-rated heating capacity down to 5° F with continuous operation down to -13° F, offering comfort to users living in even the coldest climates. Earning the coveted ENERGY STAR® “Most Efficient 2018” designation, the LG Art Cool Premier system also offers one of the highest SEER ratings in its class and features LGRED° heat technology enabling superior heating performance in some of the coldest climates.
LG Art Cool™ Gallery
Marrying efficiency and design, the duct-free LG Art Cool Gallery provides owners the opportunity to express an individual sense of style while cooling or heating multiple rooms. This innovative indoor model allows the user to display an image in the customizable frame. Available as a multi-zone system, the Art Cool Gallery is compatible with the Multi F outdoor units, which support up to eight indoor units and Multi V systems. Users can choose from 9,000 and 12,000 Btu/h multi-zone indoor models. Key features of the Art Cool Gallery include remote control operation, quick and easy installation, natural air flow and auto operation modes. The quiet LG Art Cool Gallery Inverter duct-free split system provides both comfort and a stylish aesthetic for all-season comfort.
For more information on LG products featured at the 2018 AHR Expo, visit LG Electronics booths (South Hall – Main Booth #5391 and Controls Booth #4300) or lgahrexpo.com. Additional information on the complete portfolio of LG’s air conditioning technologies can be found at lghvac.com.
SOURCE: LG Electronics