DOST-ETV VERIFIES LG AIR CON TECHNOLOGY CLAIM

  • Updated
  • 02/05/2011

Air conditioning units are big consumers of power. Every summer, this cooling device is frequently used to create comfortable living environments. But, continuously plugging it into the wall generates high cost on your electricity bills.

 

Talk of rising energy prices, not to mention that of water and petroleum have prompted many consumers to consider investing in new home appliances, one being air conditioners that promise to reduce energy consumption, thus lower your electricity bill. This move toward energy efficient air conditioners is not just financially beneficial; it helps the environment as well.

 

However, many air conditioners are claiming about energy saving and efficiency. That’s why; choosing which appliance can give better savings become tedious. 

As part of its LG GreenHealth+ Campaign, the company has engaged in an important initiative to help consumers make reasonable buying decisions this summer season. This initiative is the Philippine Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) program, which aims to provide objective, third-party data to the environmental market about the performance of environmental technologies. Information can assist the consumers in selecting more effective and economically feasible technologies. ETV program is implemented by Industrial Technology Development Institute (ITDI) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST).

 

According to DOST Engr. Reynaldo L. Esguerra, “ETV verifies the performance of commercial-ready technologies under specific criteria, testing conditions, and quality assurance.” 

A panel of ETV experts from DOST-ITDI purchased three brand new LG 1HP Inverter V split-type residential air conditioners with model number HS-09IV from a randomly selected appliance store in Metro Manila. These units were then subjected to an impartial and consensus-based testing approach in accordance with the ETV Technical Protocol. ETV testing resulted in LG Inverter Air Conditioner meeting the EER and Tolerance limit. The test unit ran an average of 95.2% of the claimed 15.3 EER. It also operated with 9,654 kJ/h cooling capacity and 664 W electricity consumption under Philippine conditions.  

 

“With the ETV results, LG Inverter Air Conditioners can be said to have the highest verified EER in the Philippines,” said Cyd Montebon, product marketing head of LG Electronics Philippines. “LG’s cutting-edge inverter technology enables the new air conditioner to consume less energy than other similar air conditioners and to cool a room extremely fast.” 

True to the objectives of the LG GreenHealth + Campaign, the LG Inverter Air Conditioner is not only energy efficient and cost effective; it also promotes clean air for the family.  

 

Various international research institutions have tested the advanced multi-filter system of LG Inverter Air Conditioner in terms of its health and safety benefits.

 

According to tests conducted by the KITASATO Research Center of Environmental Science in Japan, 99.9 percent of A(H1N1) viruses were killed in 24 hours by LG  Inverter’s total virus filter system. LG’s technology helps protect families from viruses like the A (H1N1) virus, a prevailing health concern worldwide.  In addition, the LG Inverter Air Conditioner has received certification for anti-allergenic functionality from the British Allergy Foundation in the UK and anti- bird flu functionality from authorities including the Osaka Prefectural Institute in Japan and the FITI Testing and Research Institute in Korea.

 

“LG strongly believes that a green and healthy lifestyle begins at home, and so we have committed ourselves to providing proven technologies for the greenest and healthiest home environment,” Montebon concluded.