LG introduces U.S. HVAC industry-first VRF 5-ton unit
LG Electronics USA, a leader in the air conditioning industry, has introduced the industry’s first single-phase VRF (variable refrigerant flow) 5-ton heat recovery system for the U.S. market as part of the company’s expanded lineup of energy-efficient LG Multi V S outdoor units.
Targeting residential and light commercial installations, the LG Multi V S lineup now includes 2-ton heat pump and 5-ton heat recovery models designed to provide energy efficiency and versatility with simultaneous heating and cooling, according to a release from the company.
With the addition of 2- and 5-ton Multi V S models, LG offers homeowners and business owners more energy-efficient air conditioning options. The new models include a scroll compressor with an increased range of operating speed. This allows the system to closely match compressor speed with demand, which translates to higher efficiency and lower energy bills, LG says.
The expansion of the Multi V S lineup to include a 5-ton heat recovery unit allows for independent control of room temperatures for up to 12 zones. Coupled with automatic changeover between heating and cooling modes, the versatility of comfort control is now effortless for property owners.
“At LG, we strive to provide the most efficient and innovative air conditioning systems for any number of applications – from one-room solutions to the largest buildings,” said Kevin McNamara, senior vice president of air conditioning systems for LG Electronics USA.
The Multi V S system uses single-phase power so it can be used residentially, as well as in a wide range of commercial applications, offering overall increased flexibility and efficiency for property owners. For additional adaptability, the Multi V S units require little to no ductwork, resulting in smaller space requirements and allowing for higher ceilings, less structural impact and more usable square footage.
LG’s new 5-ton heat recovery model boasts a slim, compact footprint with a height of less than five feet, further reducing the space requirements for installation. The Multi V S lineup is compatible with LG’s line of indoor units, including Art Cool Mirror, Art Cool Gallery, wall-mounted units and vertical/horizontal air handlers.
LG will be showcasing its collection of air conditioning systems, including indoor and outdoor units, controls and software, at AHR Expo 2017 Jan. 30-Feb. 1 in Las Vegas.