In a virtual press conference the week before the AHR Expo and again at their booth in Las Vegas, LG Electronics USA showcased its 2022 lineup of commercial, light commercial, and residential HVAC solutions — variable refrigerant flow (VRF) technology, the latest energy efficient heat pump options, IAQ solutions, and flexible building automation and connectivity products.

One of the key highlights is the official debut of LG’s inverter scroll heat pump chiller (ISHPC). The LG ISHPC utilizes inverter technology to provide hot and cold water for both comfort and process applications. LG married key design attributes of VRF technology with chilled water production. In tandem with the market’s growing trend towards electrification, the high heating, low ambient performance of the new LG ISHPC is a viable engineering solution that meets hot water heating needs and supports a carbon reducing strategy.

“After many months, we’re excited to join the industry in returning to AHR Expo — both in-person and virtually,” said Steve Scarbrough, senior vice president, Air Conditioning Technologies, LG Electronics USA. “We’re looking forward to sharing LG’s latest offerings and product innovations in air quality, electrification, and smart connectivity as we exhibit our most innovative lineup of industry-leading tools for commercial and residential applications in 2022 and beyond.”

In addition to the LG Inverter Scroll Heat Pump Chiller, AHR attendees also saw the following solutions:

LG Split Compact Dedicated Outdoor Air Systems (DOAS)

LG Split Compact DOAS features a main coil and hot gas reheat coil and dehumidifies, cools, or heats outdoor air needed to ventilate an occupied space, particularly for retrofit applications with limited ceiling, pipe, or ductwork space. Part of LG’s family of DOAS systems, the Split Compact DOAS features a factory-installed heat recovery section, built-in graphics in the DOAS controller, and optional AC Smart® touchscreen controller. 

LG Multi F MAX LGRED° Heat Pump

An Energy Star certified multi-zone heat pump system (36K, 42K, and 48K units) with single outdoor unit that can connect up to eight indoor units, the LG Multi F MAX with LGRED° heating technology provides continuous heating down to -13°F and 100 percent of rated capacity at 5°F. Multi F Max with LGRED° is designed to allow individual indoor units to be placed in respective rooms, enhancing space comfort by enabling individual temperature settings, while avoiding over-cooling and/or heating and thus minimizing uncomfortable temperature swings. 

LG MultiSITE VM3 Controller

The MultiSITE VM3 offers central control of LG’s innovative VRF technology and non-VRF building systems. Powered by the Niagara Framework®1, the VM3 offers a HTML5 web-based graphical user interface that can easily be customized to address building or customer requirements. The LG MultiSITE VM3 is scalable and IoT ready.

LG ThinQ® App

The LG ThinQ App allows remote control of LG HVAC equipment, along with other LG home appliances. ThinQ features include voice-activated commands, the ability to authorize remote access for technicians and schedule comfort conditions on an individual room basis. With Smart Diagnosis,™ users can ask system experts questions directly to enhance proper system performance and maintenance.