LG Electronics and Samsung Electronics are participating in the 2015 Air-Conditioning Heating Refrigerating (AHR) Expo, which is being held in Chicago from Jan. 26 to 28, strengthening their marketing strategies to target the North American market.
LG Electronics has unveiled its Multi V 4, Multi F, and Multi V Series indoor units for the first time to the public. The Multi V 4 and the Multi F have greatly increased efficiency than its models from last year, and the Multi V Series has other convenient functions included.
LG Electronics installed high efficiency inverter compressors in the Multi 4, its representative model of system air conditioners, achieving an integrated energy efficiency ratio (IEER) of 36, which is the highest in North America. The model is designed to facilitate up to a combined 50 horsepower, which is also the largest capacity among the combination-type models in North America.
LG Electronics is also showcasing the Dedicated Outdoor Air System (DOAS), which is a ventilation product connecting with the Multi V 4. The product brings fresh outdoor air indoors to improve air quality. It purifies air and dehumidifies at the same time.
In the Expo, both the Multi V 4 and the DOAS were selected as Honorable Mentions at the event, being recognized for their technology in the air conditioning and ventilation sectors.
Samsung Electronics has unveiled the Digital Variable Multi System (DVMS) air conditioner with a capacity of 16 tons, which is the world’s largest capacity in the Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) system air conditioners, establishing an optimal heat exchanger system with a high-capacity compressor and a new oil path.
The product takes up nearly 40 percent less space in installation than conventional products, enabling it to be deployed in a building's interior. It also reduces the weight on the building by about 30 percent, which is safer.
Moreover, in order to make the product operate without strain in areas with a relatively colder climate in the winter like Canada and the Northern part of the U.S., Samsung increased its refrigerant flow rate by 25 percent compared to conventional products, allowing the product to operate normally even at 25 degrees below zero.
Meanwhile, Samsung Electronics has acquired the Quietside Corporation, a leading distribution channel which has nearly 500 distribution outlets throughout North America, in Aug. last year.