By Janice Harris
LG Electronics has manufactured electronic products including televisions and appliances out of their South Korean headquarters since the late 1950s. However, they’re expanding by the day into the US market.
While at the 2017 Greenbuild Expo in Boston, where LG is a Platinum Sponsor, we took a moment to speak with Terry, a representative for LG Electronics with a specialization in the residential and light commercial side of the business.
Terry showed us some of LG’s new electronic offerings, including state-of-the-art energy-saving inverter technology. From HVAC systems to audio equipment, you can count on LG for creating high-quality electronics that are as eco-friendly as they come.
What is Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) and How Does LG Use It?
For the past 40 years, people around the world have been using variable refrigerant flow (or VRF), but the technology didn’t catch on in the U.S. until quite recently.
VRF relies on refrigerants to both heat and cool a room, depending on what’s needed at the time. To get the right air where you need it most, LG created a system that changes the compressor speeds and moves refrigerant where and when it’s required.
“It’s a tremendous energy savings,” Terry said.
This duct-free HVAC system is perfect for both new and old homes. It’s bound to save you money on energy and keep your home at the ideal temperature all year-long.
Learn more about LG’s Air Conditioning here.
Another notable product line from LG is LGRED, which just came to the market in early November 2017. RED doesn’t refer to a color, but how the units operate: Reliable to Extreme Degrees.
According to Terry, “LGRED is reliable to specific degrees. Unlike a U.S. heat pump, we can run the unit down to -13 degrees Fahrenheit and still provide heat to a home at full capacity.” Most heat pumps designed for the U.S. market struggle once the temperature dips lower than 40 degrees, so this unit is definitely a lifesaver for those living in cooler climates.
The Future at LG Looks Bright and Green
“We’ve been a part of Greenbuild for five years,” Terry said.
And the connection between LG and Greenbuild makes perfect sense when you consider LG’s strong push to develop eco-friendly, energy-saving products for consumers across North America.
Terry himself has played a significant role in sharing LG’s green technologies with the market. “We’re a sustainable, global company. From a green building standpoint, my entire efforts for the past seven-and-a-half years have all been focused on taking these technologies and bringing them to homebuilders.”
“In the end, we are shifting toward tighter, smaller, more sustainable homes,” Terry explained. LG wants to be the electronic provider for these eco-conscious spaces. They’re doing so by continuing to grow the product line and adapt it to needs and standards of the United States.
We appreciated LG’s commitment to the environment and the North American market and can’t wait to see the impact these technologies have in our lives in the coming years.