LG Electronics receives AHRI Performance Award for 3rd straight year
The Performance Award is widely regarded to be an accolade that is difficult to accomplish, as all products from each category randomly selected by AHRI must pass the performance test for three consecutive years. LG received this award for the first time in 2017 after passing the test each year since 2015. From 2017 to 2019, a total of 73 models of LG's air-conditioning systems, representing seven product categories were tested and passed the evaluation with flying colors. They include Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF), Packaged Terminal Air-Conditioner (PTAC), Packaged Terminal Heat Pumps (PTHP), Unitary Small Air-Conditioner Equipment (VMAC), Unitary Small Heat Pump Equipment (VMHP), Water-Cooled Water-Chilling and Heat Pump Water-Heating Packages Using the Vapor Compression Cycle (WCCL), and Air-Cooled Water-Chilling Packages (ACCL). AHRI randomly selects a minimum of 20 percent of all products from each category for annual testing. The institute then sends test samples to Intertek, a leading standard certification authority and an independent third-party laboratory accredited by AHRI, to verify whether the products perform in accordance with the specifications. AHRI, a trade association founded in 1953, represents manufacturers of HVACR and water heating equipment around the globe with more than 350 member companies. The association is well-known for conducting a stringent performance evaluation, instilling consumer confidence.
LG's footprint in the South-East Asian air-conditioning market has been steadily growing for years based on the company's outstanding technology competence. As of last year, sales of LG s Air Solution Business Unit more than doubled compared to five years ago. Speaking regarding the recent award given by AHRI, LG Philippines’ Managing Director Inkwun Heo says "LG, as a total HVAC & energy solutions provider that’s focused on sustainability, fosters a culture of innovation. This award by AHRI important to us because it validates our commitment in always providing the best for our customers.”