LG Electronics Offers Smart HVAC Solution

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…focuses on the African market

Companies that provide heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) solutions know that it is crucial to offer products that meet the climate control needs of the respective target groups. LG Electronics has its Multi V system available in African markets, and representatives say it’s ideal for the region, especially considering some areas get temperatures as high as 120 degrees Fahrenheit. LG has designed its Multi V unit to meet the needs of commercial customers, such as apartment complex managers or those supervising office complexes.

The Multi V is a variable refrigerant flow (VRF) system, meaning it uses refrigerant for both heating and cooling. A VRF system has an outdoor condensing unit and then an indoor unit in each room that requires climate control. By manipulating the flow of refrigerant solution through the indoor units’ evaporator coils, each room remains at the desired temperature while consuming less energy than traditional systems that circulate cooled air or water through ducts in a building. VRF systems still rely on air or water for cooling, but the variable flow of the refrigerant results in energy-saving benefits. More specifically, they are 20-30% more efficient than conventional HVAC systems.

Distinctive features of the system

In addition to Multi V being a VRF system that provides the above benefits, LG has developed specific benefits that make these HVAC systems superior to others on the market. The LG Multi V product family includes numerous units and the brand draws attention to the high-tech inverters. They offer maximum efficiency at both full and partial load.

In addition, LG is discussing the Multi V as a “total HVAC solution”. Many of the system’s outstanding features relate to its sensor technology. For example, there is a dual detection control that detects both the temperature and humidity in the environment and adjusts accordingly. And the data from the temperature and humidity sensors relates to a smart load control function that manages the cooling load for increased energy efficiency based on conditions.

There is also a Comfort Cooling mode. Once an operator activates it, the system switches to a “mild cooling” mode without stopping to switch to the lower setting.

Matching the Smart Energy Trend

As mentioned, some countries in the African and Middle Eastern markets have set energy efficiency targets to be met within about the next decade. LG believes its Multi V technology will play an important role in helping those countries achieve their goals, especially as it uses smart technology. Smart HVAC systems together represent one of the most important trends in the HVAC industry in general. Both residential and business customers appreciate them because the intelligent aspects of such an installation provide benefits, such as repair notifications that let users know when it is time to call for service. Some units even schedule those appointments automatically. Also, sensors, such as those that LG integrates into its units, enable self-regulation of HVAC units. They activate the equipment regarding when and where to work in a building.

Compatible with a smart energy interface

Customers using a Multi V HVAC system can take advantage of a free intelligent system called Building Energy Control or BECON. There are reportedly several locations in the Middle East and African regions that use BECON for smart energy management. BECON is a cloud-based Internet of Things (IoT) platform.

The energy scan function takes data from all respective sensors and provides detailed energy consumption statuses related to the zones, floors or other parameters of a building. It could also provide a future operator’s manual that teaches users how to save energy while taking the comfort of the occupants into account.

BECON also has diagnostic capabilities. It looks at past and present data to spot abnormal patterns in it. The technology can also use that information to solve problems related to equipment in a facility.

When BECON users want to see the impact of various changes they can make to the settings of an HVAC system, BECON offers simulations that take into account things like weather information, past usage and customer preferences about comfort versus efficiency.

Comfort and retention combined

LG seems committed to offering its customers solutions that keep them comfortable in extreme temperatures without wasting energy. The Multi V is an excellent example of a system that includes a number of smart functions that meet modern energy needs. This system and similar systems are likely to continue to gain momentum, especially with a renewed focus on climate change mitigation and energy efficiency in many parts of the world.

Inside VRF HVAC Systems

At the heart of any building is the HVAC system – that essential collection of compressors, coils, fans and controls that plays such a major role in energy costs, air quality and occupant comfort. LG Air Conditioning Technologies understand this and when it comes to perfecting all three, it’s hard to beat their LG MULTI VTM VRF series.

VRF or Variable Refrigerant Flow systems differ from traditional HVAC solutions in several important ways. Most importantly, their fans and compressors run on inverter motors connected to automated control systems, meaning their speed can be precisely controlled. Essentially, instead of just turning on and off like a typical AC unit, inverter technology allows VRF systems to react in real time to changing conditions in a space and adjust accordingly.

“Imagine once reaching for your thermostat to turn off a gust of icy air, only to find the room too warm five minutes later.”

VRFs can even use heat recovered from one room to heat another, a capability that makes for particularly energy-efficient operations in hospitality environments and multi-family homes. A VRF system is up to the task when it comes to pricing, VRF systems may seem more expensive at first, but when considering life cycle energy savings and total construction expenditure, they quickly prove to be the more affordable option. to be. Take, for example, the construction cost of a chilled water system, which requires heavy structural steel and concrete to support, or the piping used by a simple roof system, which can occupy two to three feet of space between each floor of a building. In contrast, a typical refrigerant line used by a VRF is only two to three inches in diameter, allowing for significantly greater architectural flexibility. With the superior performance, comfort and energy savings offered by VRFs, General Manager of the Air Solution Division, LG Electronics West African Operation, Mr. Jung June Yoon, says they are a bit like the Ferraris of the HVAC world: streamlined , powerful, and flawlessly constructed.

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