CHICAGO, United States, 22 January 2024: LG Air Conditioning Technologies USA announced that it is expanding its line of heat-pump-enabled HVAC water products at AHR Expo 2024. Making the announcment through a Press release, LG said, the growing assortment of water solutions highlights the company’s dedication to delivering products that redefine comfort, prioritise energy-efficiency and champion sustainability for residential and commercial applications.
LG said, featured at AHR Expo 2024. the LG R32 Air-to-Water Heat Pump Monobloc system is the latest addition to the company’s water heating product lineup and added this all-in-one unit provides ease of installation by seamlessly integrating indoor and hydronic components, using water pipes to eliminate the need for refrigerant piping. Powered by LG’s advanced heat pump technology, the company said, the R32 Air-to-Water Heat Pump Monobloc efficiently produces hot water for various applications, including space heating (baseboard heating, radiator, radiant floor) and domestic hot water. Furthermore, the company said that by incorporating noise reduction technology, such as an encapsulated compressor and vibration decoupling, the product operates at audio levels as low as 49B at a 1-metre distance.
LG said its R32 Air-to-Water Heat Pump Monobloc is engineered for year-round comfort, operating within versatile leaving water temperature ranges, covering cooling (41 to 80.6 degrees F), heating (59 to 149 degrees F), and domestic hot water (59-176 degrees F) with a third-party booster heater. The unit maintains 100% heating capacity, even at 5 degrees F outdoor temperature, with a leaving temperature of 131 degrees F, providing optimal performance in colder conditions. The product, LG said, sets a new standard in HVAC innovation with reduced defrost cycles and extended operation time and intervals, providing a transformative experience in climate control for residential and light commercial spaces.
In addition to the LG R32 Air-to-Water Heat Pump Monobloc, LG said, it maintains a robust lineup of advanced water solutions that exceed expectations in eco-conscious practices and technology. Developed to meet the evolving demand for electric alternatives, LG said its water products specifically prioritise efficiency, offering cost savings through reduced energy consumption, streamlined performance, and enhanced comfort by optimising heat and cooling retention and distribution.
Steve Scarbrough, Senior Vice President and General Manager, LG Air Conditioning Technologies USA, said: “As the landscape of commercial and residential spaces undergoes a dynamic shift, LG’s HVAC solutions keep pace with the industry’s demand for quieter, more intuitive, and more eco-conscious options. Embracing electrification, LG remains committed to delivering a vibrant array of products, ensuring cleaner and more efficient heating and cooling experiences. Anticipating the spotlight at AHR Expo 2024, we are excited to showcase our high-performing HVAC products, embodying innovation and setting the stage for a new era of excellence in the industry.”
LG said additional hydronic show products included at the expo were:
LG Inverter Heat Pump Water Heater
According to LG, its Inverter Heat Pump Water Heater emerges as a highly energy-efficient alternative to conventional water heaters, achieving an efficiency rating of up to UEF 3.93, surpassing ENERGY STAR® certification requirements. With potential energy savings of up to 76% compared to conventional electric heaters, the company said, the Inverter Heat Pump Water Heater, now available in 58- and 80-gallon capacities, minimises reliance on supplemental electric resistance heat. Utilizing LG’s inverter heat pump technology and a Dual Inverter Compressor, the company said, it offers faster heating time in Turbo Mode and operates quietly. In addition, LG said that aligned with United States Environmental Protection Agency standards, this water heater addresses the rising interest in electric alternatives amid efforts to promote environmental sustainability, and the product features LG ThinQ® technology, Wi-Fi capability, and smartphone control.
LG High Temperature Hydro Kit
According to LG, This system uses a refrigerant-to-water heat exchanger to produce chilled or heated water, and the High Temperature Hydro Kit can be used to preheat domestic water stored in an indirect storage tank, snow melt, in-floor or other radiant heating systems. This system, LG said, can be used in conjunction with the Single Phase or Three-phase Multi VTM Heat Pump or Heat Recovery outdoor units. The LG High Temperature Hydro Kit, the company added, can deliver hot water up to 176 degrees F and, the kit’s controllers allow flexible temperature management, and its compact design helps ease installation.