THERE’S A COOL FRONT ON THE WAY AS LG LAUNCHES A NEW LINE-UP OF PREMIUM AIR CONDITIONERS

  • Updated
  • 13/10/2014

SYDNEY, 13 October 2014 – The Aussie summer is on its way and with it will come rising temperatures. But even as the mercury starts to rise outdoors, thanks to LG’s new line of technologically savvy air conditioners, things can remain cucumber-cool indoors. LG’s new split system air conditioners offer a suite of features such as Active Energy Control, WiFi Smart Control and Standby Mode that will help to keep your home nice and cool whilst allowing you to manage your energy expenditure.

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According to an August 2014 survey by Choice, 52 per cent of Australians polled were concerned over the cost of their electricity bill* - this is why LG has designed its air conditioners to give Australians more ways to take control of their energy consumption.

 

Addressing this issue, Lambro Skropidis, General Manager Marketing at LG Australia commented, “We’re aware that the cost of energy is top of mind for Australian consumers. That’s why our new premium air conditioners offer a number of options for Australians to take control of their energy usage and stay cool during the warmer months.”

 

So what exactly are these ‘cool’ features in LG’s new Smart Air Conditioners?

 

Active Energy Control: Take control of your energy consumption with a simple press of a button. Unlike sensor technology that controls temperature by detecting movement in the home, Active Energy Control (AEC) offers three levels of power reduction for individual energy-saving needs. Depending on how many people are in the room and what you’re doing, this allows you to cap the energy consumption of your air conditioner to improve energy efficiency and reduce power consumption at a reduced cooling output. Simply hit the Active Energy Control button on your remote control to limit electricity consumption to 80 per cent of the rated input if you have a few friends over for a post-work tipple, 60 per cent if you’re enjoying a film with a special someone or 40 per cent if you’re hanging solo for the evening.

 WiFi-Smart-Control

WiFi Smart Control: (Premium Series Only)

In the past, you had two choices – either keep your AC cranking all day, or just deal with coming back to a stinking hot house. But thanks to LG and their handy new app for your smartphone, you can now control your home’s AC remotely. Simply set the air conditioner to your ideal temperature on the way home from work or after a long, hot day at the beach. Imagine entering a nice, cool house as soon as you arrive – delightful. Likewise, if you’re the forgetful type, you can also use the app to turn your AC off if you accidentally leave it on. Better yet, the app provides you with real-time energy usage information, alerting you when your electricity consumption is about to reach your pre-set limit. **

 

Standby Mode: The fact is more than 10 per cent of residential power consumption is wasted on stand-by power*** - however, LG’s Standby Mode feature minimises standby electricity consumption when the air conditioner is not in use. This is achieved by removing power from the outdoor unit and only powering the indoor unit remote control circuitry.

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Micro Dust Filter powered by 3M Tech and Plasmaster™ Ioniser: (Premium Series Only)

In addition to helping you save energy, LG air conditioners use several filtration systems to protect you from harmful household particles. The Micro Dust Filter powered by 3M Tech uses electrostatic charges to capture microscopic particles, including allergens such as pollen and dust. The Plasmaster™ Ioniser Plus generates over three million ions to sterilise and deodorise, providing protection against allergens and bacteria. Lastly, with Plasmaster™ Autocleaning, the interior of the air conditioner is maintained by drying off the heat exchanger, and then acts to sterilise the interior once more with Plasmaster™ ions to help to minimise unwanted mould and odours. These functions help to keep your household air cleaner whilst also keeping you cool.

Jet-Cool

Jet Cool: Just been for a run on a sweltering day and have come back all hot and sweaty? LG’s Jet Cool feature sets the temperature to 18°C and the indoor fan speed to maximum for 30 minutes in order to maximise cooling output. You’ll cool down in no time, and then you simply revert to your normal temperature setting.

 

LG offers a gamut of air conditioners for different consumer needs and room sizes. LG’s Classic (S) air conditioners include Active Energy Control and Jet Cool, and the Premium (P& W) ranges also include Wi-Fi Smart Control, the Micro Dust Filter powered by 3M Tech and the Plasmaster™ Ioniser. The Classic (S) series can be purchased at Consumer Electronics Stores, while the Premium (P) Series may be purchased from specialist retailers. Premium W models, which include the WLAN Module, can be purchased exclusively at Harvey Norman. With the P series, the WLAN module can be purchased separately from dealers.

 

Below is a list of models and corresponding RRPs:

 

Model

RRP

S09AWN-14

$1,149

S12AWN-14

$1,299

S18AWN-14

$1,749

S24AWN-14

$2,179

S28AWN-14

$2,599

E32AWN-13

$2,999

W09AWN-14

$1,348

W12AWN-14

$1,498

W18AWN-14

$2,048

W24AWN-14

$2,498

W28AWN-14

$2,998

P09AWN-14

$1,249

P12AWN-14

$1,399

P18AWN-14

$1,949

P24AWN-14

$2,399

P28AWN-14

$2,899

 

* http://www.choice.com.au/media-and-news/consumer-news/news/choice-cost-of-living-report-highlights-tough-times-for-many.aspx

** WLAN Module required - Included with W Series models only

*** http://www.energyrating.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/Energy_Rating_Documents/Library/General/Regulatory_Impact_Statements/Standby-Consultation-RIS-FINAL-2.pdf

 

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