LG Heat Pumps

CUSTOMIZED COMFORT…FOR LESS

Whether you’re creating a quiet, comfort controlled room, or simply want to heat or cool an area without expensive ductwork, LG’s ductless systems set a new standard for efficiency, great looks and comfort.

Ductless systems are much simpler and economical to install because they only have three basic parts: an outdoor condensing unit, an indoor unit, and the components that connect the two.

Ductless systems are ideal for home or office additions, to replace unsightly window units, and for renovations or retro-fits where it’s important to preserve the building’s original appearance.

LG’S CUTTING-EDGE FEATURES:

  • Reduced energy costs. You can cut your cooling bill with LG’s energy-efficient technology. Look for our Inverter Air Conditioners featuring high-performance variable-speed compressors and our Multi Power System™ with exclusive dual compressor technology.
  • Cleaner, healthier air. Plasma air purifying technology ensures cleaner, fresher air.
  • Better air circulation. Computer controlled louvers and fan speeds minimize temperature differences in the room.
  • High-speed cooling. Powerful Jet Cool feature quickly cools warm rooms down to a comfortable temperature.
  • Built to last. The exclusive GoldFin™ Anti-Corrosion coating helps keep your system running like new for years.

Advantages to Using Heat Pumps

  1. Better Heating of Individual Rooms/Zones:
    When it comes to adequately heating individual rooms or zones within a home, mini-splits with heat pumps are highly effective. This efficiency has to do with the individual air-handling units that are placed within a given room or area in the home. These units can be adjusted to heat only those rooms which are currently being occupied, unlike conventional heating methods, which provide heat uniformly throughout a home. In most cases, better insulation of a home will have an impact on the overall efficiency of the individual air-handling unit. This can help homeowners save quite a bit on energy costs throughout the year.
  2. Flexibility/Increased Placement Options:
    Maintaining existing interior design is far easier when utilizing mini-splits. This is because the air-handling components provide a number of placement options, which is not always the case when installing other types of add-on systems. Air-handlers can be affixed to a wall, suspended from the ceiling, and even mounted into drop ceilings. There is also the option of floor models, which can be beneficial for certain circumstances.
  3. Easy Installation:
    Those who’ve undertaken duct work expansion are fully aware of just how difficult such projects can be. Conversely, installing a mini-split in one’s home is an extremely stress-free procedure. Coupling of outdoor and indoor components can be accomplished with a three-inch hole, which is much less invasive than other systems. Because conduits are available in a variety of lengths, outdoor units can be situated up to 50 feet away from the indoor evaporator. This increases discreet placement options for the outdoor components.
  4. Improved Energy Efficiency:
    Inefficient use of energy is not only detrimental to the environment, it can also greatly increase utility bills. Ducts are notorious for losing energy due to their construction, with up to 30% of generated heat dissipating while making its way through duct work. Because mini-splits don’t require ducts to disperse heat throughout a home, they aren’t subject to the same energy losses.
  5. Ability to Customize:
    Another great feature of mini-splits is the ability to customize. Most systems come with features like timers and built-in sleep functions, giving homeowners greater control of when and how they heat their homes. Traditional heating systems usually don’t allow for customized use, which can lead to unnecessary charges, as well as a less efficient use of energy.

Radiant Floor Heating

Radiant floor heating is a superior method of heating your home. To be a true heating panel, the surface temperature of the panel (the floor) must be controllable. Floors generally operate at less than 85 degrees. It is only a “radiant” panel if 50% or more of the heat transfer is by radiant energy.

But what exactly is radiant energy? Hold your hand over a cup of coffee and feel the heat. The logical conclusion is that heat rises. Logical maybe, but incorrect! “Hot air” rises but “heat” can travel in many directions. That is why you can feel the heat of the coffee cup when you place your hand to the side of it. Radiant energy transfer is caused by a warm surface giving up its heat to a cooler surface. Consider how the sun (10,000° F) heats the earth (61° F). The sun radiates its energy towards the earth. The radiant energy is absorbed by the earth and is released as heat.

A radiant floor heating system simply radiates heat upward from the floor to provide optimum comfort and many other benefits. Here is an overview to how it works: warm water (or a special heating wire) circulates through tubing under the floor. This turns the flooring into an efficient, low temperature radiator.The heat source to produce the warm water is a boiler with a certified efficiency rating (The same boiler can also be used to heat the pool, snow melting, heating a hot tub, or domestic hot water needs.)

The tubing for a radiant floor heating system is located in one of three places:

  • In a concrete slab
  • Under wood subfloors
  • On a subfloor of wood, precast concrete or concrete slab-on-grade – then covered with gypsum.

Here are the components required for a radiant floor heating system:

  • Heating Source – this can be electricity, solar, natural gas, propane, oil, wood, or any other heating source.
  • Boiler – houses the water to be heated
  • Pump – to circulate the water through tubing located under the floor.
  • Tubing – the water will circulate in tubing running beneath the floor in the concrete, under wood floors, or on a sub floor of wood, precast concrete, or slab-on-grade concrete.

The number one benefit to a radiant floor heating system is comfort. Whereas a forced air system delivers heat which quickly rises to the ceiling – a radiant floor heating system “radiates” heat from the floor and delivers the heat evenly throughout the rooms.

Here are some of the other benefits:

  • Silent operation – No hum or whistle of a forced air systems.
  • Inconspicuousness of the system- you don’t see vents or hear air blowing.
  • Energy savings – Evenly distributed heat from a radiant floor heating system can allow the thermostat to be set 2-4° less than in a forced air heating system. This can reduce energy costs by 10-40%. (Check with the utility in your area to verify what a 2-4° temperature decrease would amount to in savings in your area).
  • A healthier home – forced air systems can spread dust, pollen, and germs.
  • Even, quiet warmth: even with wood, tile, or uncovered concrete floors.

Also, radiant heat is less likely to dry out your breathing passages and skin.

Radiant Heating

Dave the Plumber works with Express Radiant Ltd. to provide you with beautiful hot water panel radiators manufactured in England and Europe by STELRAD. Featuring enamel coated pressed steel complete with top grilles and end panels. Built to combat the coldest conditions on earth with the reliability, elegance and style our customers desire.

Radiator control valves are manufactured by Herz in Austria. Thermostatic Radiator Valves (TRVs) allow for independent control of heat for each room on a project. This control provides comfort and cost savings for the homeowner.