LG Debuts State-of-the-Art Inverter Heat Pump Water Heater During Earth Week

Launching Earth Week, LG Innovation Brings Advanced Performance, Design, Enhanced Energy Efficiency to U.S. Home Water Heating Market
Apr 26, 2023 11:45 AM ET
A sleek sliver and black heat pump machine on a grey square pedestal  in a stark smooth grey concrete room.

Originally published on April 20, 2023

ALPHARETTA, Ga. /3BL Media/ - LG Electronics USA has officially launched the much-anticipated LG Inverter Heat Pump Water Heater, helping homeowners save money and reduce energy usage and their carbon footprint.

Designed for eco-conscious homeowners, LG’s ENERGY STAR® certified Inverter Heat Pump Water Heater delivers hot water with an impressive Uniform Energy Factor of 3.75 UEF, the industry standard for measuring water heater efficiency -- a more efficient rating than conventional gas and electric resistance water heaters. With a robust set of high-performance features and trailblazing design, LG’s Inverter Heat Pump Water heater provides homeowners with impressive energy savings of up to 70 percent compared to conventional electric water heaters.

The Earth Week 2023 launch of LG’s advanced new all-electric heat-pump water heater coincides with the company joining the Building Decarbonization Coalition, a key initiative paving the way to America’s clean energy future. LG also is an active member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR Manufacturers Action Council and participates in the Advanced Water Heater Initiative.

This new product minimizes the need for supplemental electric resistance heat, providing an additional opportunity for electrical consumption savings, due to its wide operating range (23°F to 120°F ambient temperatures). Complete with LG ThinQ® technology, Wi-Fi capability, and smartphone control for ease of scheduling and monitoring, the LG Inverter Heat Pump Water Heater is and unique and efficient option for homeowners.

The LG Inverter Heat Pump Water Heater entered the market as an energy-efficient alternative to electric resistance and gas water heaters. Along with the U.S. EPA’s latest standards on water heaters,1 the LG’s heat pump water heater was designed to meet the growing demand for electric solutions as part of the broader decarbonization movement. The groundbreaking ENERGY STAR Home Upgrade program encourages the use of ENERGY STAR-certified heat pump water heaters as a way for homeowners to move towards a clean energy future2.

According to the U.S. EPA, water heaters can use about 20 percent of a home’s energy,3 and switching to an energy efficient water heater is a way for homeowners to lower their home's carbon footprint while reducing energy use and heating cost. As an ENERGY STAR-certified product, LG’s Inverter Heat Pump Water Heater is an energy efficient hot water solution with the benefits of inverter compressor technology, taking water heaters to the next level.

“More homeowners are switching to energy-efficient heat pump technology as the market’s movement towards electrification continues to grow, and LG is innovating the water heater category to deliver more eco-friendly options for consumers,” said LG Electronics USA Senior Vice President Steve Scarbrough. “With its unique design and outstanding performance, the LG Inverter Heat Pump Water Heater provides a new solution for residential water heating and a highly efficient alternative to electric resistance or gas water heaters. LG continues to advance the heat pump water heaters and HVAC categories, delivering the benefits of inverter compressor technology, such as quiet operation and intuitive control.”

Since it was previewed ahead of this month’s launch, LG’s Inverter Heat Pump Water Heater has garnered numerous awards for its high performance and innovation including accolades from the National Association of Home Builders, and media outlets such as Architizer magazine, Green Builder, The Architect’s Newspaper, Architectural Products, Residential Products and more.

To learn more about the LG Inverter Heat Pump Water Heater, visit LG’s HVAC site HERE. For more information about LG's full portfolio of heating and cooling solutions and controls, visit lghvac.com.

1 https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/through-public-private-partnerships-epa-helps-advance-efficiency-and-reduce-emissions

2 https://www.energystar.gov/about/how_energy_star_protects_environment/clean_energy_future 

3 https://www.energystar.gov/products/energy_star_home_upgrade/super_efficient_water_heater

About LG Air Conditioning Technologies USA 

LG Electronics USA's Air Conditioning Technologies business is based in Alpharetta, Ga. LG is a leading player in the global air conditioning market, manufacturing both commercial and residential air conditioners 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. The company's industry-leading variable refrigerant flow (VRF) technology minimizes efficiency losses, provides sustainable energy savings and offers some of the lowest lifecycle costs compared to other systems on the market today. Ten-time ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year, LG Electronics USA (based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J.), is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics Inc., a $68 billion global technology and manufacturing. For more information, please visit lghvac.com.

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