LG Electronics Demonstrates Advancements In HVAC Technology and Efficiency During AHR Expo

  LG Electronics Demonstrates Advancements In HVAC Technology and Efficiency
                               During AHR Expo

New Variable Refrigerant Flow and Duct-Free Systems Provide Enhanced
Performance, Design Flexibility and Efficiency for Commercial and Residential
Markets

PR Newswire

DALLAS, Jan. 28, 2013

DALLAS, Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- LG Electronics, a worldwide
award-winning HVAC solutions provider, today announced a powerful new family
of commercial air conditioning products for 2013, designed to address a range
of market demands and to support the further expansion of the company's U.S.
commercial and residential HVAC business.

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Introduced here this week at AHR Expo 2013 (booth #1419), additions to LG's
variable refrigerant flow (VRF) and duct-free system (DFS) portfolios include
new multi- and single-zone systems, air cleaning, filtration and control
devices.

Show headliners include MULTI F^™ MAX, an advanced new eight-zone duct-free
split heat pump system; Art Cool^™ Premier, the industry's first duct-free
product with a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) of up to 28; and the
Dynamic V8^® VL Series Air Cleaner, offering the longest filter life currently
available on the market.

"In the U.S. market, we are seeing adoption rates for VRF and DFS technologies
continue to increase as more customers experience first-hand the benefits of
increased system performance and efficiency capabilities, combined with life
cycle cost savings," said James Lee, senior vice president, Air Conditioning
and Energy Solutions, LG Electronics USA. "With global innovations like MULTI
F MAX and Art Cool Premier, the LG products on display at AHR Expo this year
are paving a solid growth path for our business in 2013 and beyond."

Complementing the new technology showcased, LG is bringing its popular
in-market education seminars to AHR Expo this year, holding concise yet
informative sessions at the LG booth throughout the show. Sessions led by LG
product development experts and engineers will cover VRF, DFS and Air Cleaning
Technologies, High Rise Solutions and Hybrid Piping Strategy, among other
topics.

New Multi-Zone Duct-Free Split Heat Pump System
LG's new multi-zone duct-free split heat pump system, MUTLI F MAX, provides
either heating or cooling for up to eight separate zones, while increasing
overall capacity up to 54,000 Btu/h.

In addition to gains in system capacity and configuration options, the new
MULTI F MAX also features engineering and design updates that deliver
increased efficiency ratings (SEER up to 18.4), decreased noise levels 54
dB(A) rated cooling and 56 dB(A) rated heating) and improved piping
capabilities, while maintaining existing MULTI F system footprint and
approximate weight.

"MULTI F MAX addresses the growing popularity of multi-zone heating and
cooling systems in commercial building projects," said Kevin McNamara, vice
president, Commercial Air Conditioning, LG Electronics USA. "And it's a
testament to LG's ability to engineer and bring to market new solutions based
on customer demand and emerging applications, especially as the need for
higher efficiency solutions continues to increase."

Higher Efficiency Duct-Free Solutions
Exemplifying continued advances in energy efficiency, product design and ease
of installation, LG's duct-free split HVAC systems on display at AHR Expo
include two new additions to the popular Art Cool  product offering for both
residential and commercial markets.

Recently introduced to the U.S. market, Art Cool Premier is LG's high
efficiency duct-free split solution with an astounding SEER of up to 28 for
the 9,000 Btu/h model and up to 26 for the 12,000 Btu/h model.

Art Cool Premier features an optimized 4-way swing airflow, allowing for a
6-step vertical vane, 5-step horizontal louver to disperse air effectively in
any environment. It also offers powerful heating options, with up to 39ft of
powerful airflow and a 70° vertical airflow to complement the new three-column
heat exchanger, which uses tubes of varying diameter to reduce loss of heat
and dramatically enhance the heating power.

LG engineers have also redesigned the fan, increasing size by 25% while adding
a 15° angle to the blades to reduce surface pressure, reducing sound levels
and causing the model to operate incredibly quietly. At its lowest, Art Cool
Premier resounds at only 17dB (sleep mode), far lower than the ambient noise
in an average library. Complementing the unobtrusive sound levels is an
innovative design featuring a honeycomb air inlet across the top and an LED
display on the right, combining high style with high-powered technology and
industry-leading efficiency.

New for 2013 is the LG Art Cool^™ Gallery with Inverter. The duct-free
residential single zone heat pump system comes in 9,000 and 12,000 Btu/h
models with an innovative picture frame design that can be personalized with
artwork or photography. Art Cool Gallery with Inverter features built-in low
ambient cooling down to 14 degrees and energy saving inverter technology
providing SEER of up to 16 for both Energy Star qualified models.

All new Art Cool models, including Art Cool Premier and Art Cool Gallery with
Inverter, also include LG's new Extended Warranty of five years on parts and
seven years for compressors.

Expanded Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) Portfolio
LG's Multi V™ portfolio of VRF solutions now includes Multi V™ Water II with
Heat Recovery, featuring an Inverter compressor with superior load matching,
temperature and dehumidification control for individual comfort zones and
improved energy efficiency. A new solution for multi-unit developments, LG's
Multi V™ Space offers single phase VRF in a compact design ideal for high-rise
condominiums.

These product additions illustrate LG's continued advancements in VRF
technology and increased adoption across the commercial building industry.
Many Multi V products, including the recently-introduced Multi V™ III, also
feature updated Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Institute (AHRI)
ratings.

Cleaner Air Technology
The all-new Dynamic V8 VL Series Air Cleaner combines a variety of
technological advances with a superior dust holding capacity to deliver
superior performance and energy efficiency while simultaneously minimizing
maintenance needs and reducing life cycle cost.

The state-of-the-art Dynamic V8 VL Series Air Cleaner features the longest
filter life currently available on the market, substantively reducing a wide
range of particulate and gas-phase contaminants, including: ultra-fine
particulate, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), odors and biological
contaminants. The Dynamic V8 VL Series Air Cleaner is also the first Indoor
Air Quality (IAQ) solution for VRF systems that does not emit ion or ozone
pollutants.

With a far greater dust holding capacity compared to typical two inch MERV-13
filters, the Dynamic V8 VL Series Air Cleaner was designed to prevent
degradation of airflow as the filter ages, holding a minimal air pressure drop
throughout the filter life. This also means that the maintenance cycle of the
V8 is typically measured in years, not months.

Smarter Controls, Remote Applications and Filtration Options
Illustrating the growing demand for smarter, more efficient HVAC controls and
remote applications, additional LG solutions on display at AHR Expo include
new control solutions that enable broader temperature control and energy
monitoring capabilities as well as mobile technology applications to allow for
fast and efficient remote system control.

LG's new thermostat (model PREMTB10U) is designed to meet the ASHRAE 90.1
standard, with two set-points for ambient indoor temperature, unoccupied
override features and a wide set-point range to ensure more accurate
temperature control. Another control solution, LG's new AC Smart Premium
thermostat, features a user-friendly interface with 10.2-inch screen, visual
navigation for floor plan and device location, and energy report functionality
to track statistical data related to operational hours and power consumption.

An effective new fresh air solution, the LG ERV is also on display. The LG ERV
was designed for use with VRF systems and features a high-efficiency heat
exchanger, using only existing fan energy to condition outside air. Available
in four sizes, the LG ERV tempers outside air and reduces humidity with
minimal impact on energy consumption.

For more information on LG products featured at AHR Expo or for a schedule of
LG's AHR Expo education sessions, visit LG Electronics booth #1419.
Information on the complete portfolio of LG's Commercial Air Conditioning
solutions can be found at www.lg.com.

Designs, features and specifications subject to change without notice.

LG Electronics USA Air Conditioning
The LG Electronics USA Commercial Air Conditioning business is based in
Alpharetta, Ga. A 2012 ENERGY STAR^® Partner of the Year, LG is a leading
player in the global air conditioning market, manufacturing both commercial
and residential air conditioners and providing total sustainability and
building management solutions. From consumer and individual units to
industrial and specialized air conditioning systems, LG provides a wide range
of products for heating, ventilating and air conditioning. LG Electronics
USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary
of LG Electronics, Inc., a $49 billion global force and technology leader in
consumer electronics, home appliances. mobile communications, and air
conditioning & energy solutions.

LG Electronics Air Conditioning & Energy Solutions Company
The LG Electronics Air Conditioning & Energy Solutions Company (LG AE) is a
complete heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), and energy solution
company providing Residential Air Conditioning, Commercial Air Conditioning
and LED Lighting around the world. Bringing technology leadership from the
worldwide HVAC market and incorporating technologies from throughout LG, LG AE
is increasingly expanding into specialized B2B solutions as an integrated
energy solutions company. Through its innovative technology, heavy investments
in R&D and effective marketing strategies, LG AE has broken its own sales
records every year since 2000.

SOURCE LG Electronics USA, Inc.

Website: http://www.lg.com
Contact: John I. Taylor, LG Electronics USA, +1-847-941-8181,
john.taylor@lge.com, or Heather Robinson, LG-One, +1-312-208-2296,
heather.robinson@lg-one.com
 
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