LG Inverter Heat Pump Water Heater (IHPWH)

The LG Inverter Heat Pump Water Heater (IHPWH) packages innovative inverter and heat pump motor technology into a sleek, energy-efficient ENERGY STAR® certified water heating solution. This heat pump water heater minimizes the need for supplemental electric resistance heat, saving on electrical consumption across a wider operating range and bringing state-of-the-art innovation and out-of-the-box thinking to something as familiar as water heating. Integrated with LG inverter heat pump technology, the LG water heater achieves an ENERGY STAR certified efficiency of 3.75 UEF (Uniform Energy Factor), a significant improvement over conventional gas and electric resistance water heaters that operate at 0.65- 0.95 UEF. Moreover, LG inverter technology enables the heat pump motor to operate down to 23°F ambient air temperature. This range can be compared to other models on the market that stop at or above 37°F, which often require supplemental electric resistance heat sources. Supporting a first-hour delivery rate of 66 gallons and a first-hour delivery of 80 gallons when in “Turbo Mode,” this water heater demonstrates powerful performance compared to market alternatives with first-hour delivery rates below 70 gallons.

 

Consumer Benefits

Operating at an ENERGY STAR certified efficiency of 3.75 UEF, the LG IHPWH is much more efficient than standard 0.65- 0.95 UEF conventional gas and electric resistance water heaters, resulting in impactful energy and cost savings for homeowners – benefits that are especially ideal for those who are eco-conscious. However, its energy efficiency doesn’t come at the cost of performance, as the water heater’s first-hour delivery rate is 66 gallons, and when in “Turbo Mode,” its first-hour rate is up to 80 gallons, increasing the home’s overall operation. Thanks to LG’s inverter compressor, LG’s water heater functions at a quiet sound level of just 42 dB(A)—which is ideal for home occupants to support a quiet environment without the need for additional sound attenuation and considerations. For added convenience, the water heater is Wi-Fi compatible, and homeowners can manage the fixture remotely by using the LG ThinQ app as part of a whole-home control and management strategy for LG HVAC, appliances, and electronics. The water heater feeds diagnostic information related to operational health to the ThinQ app, which occupants can easily access, for a more streamlined process for troubleshooting and help services in the event of any issues.

 

Builder Benefits

Today, more cities and states are taking measures to eliminate fossil fuels by using technologies that use electricity as a source of energy. Additionally, the EPA’s updated water heater standards encourage the availability of ENERGY STAR-certified heat pump water heaters for a wider variety of residential settings as an optimal way to reduce a home’s carbon footprint while significantly cutting energy use and heating costs. With the benefits of inverter compressor technology, including quiet operation and rapid Turbo Mode heating to quickly heat water, LG’s Inverter Heat Pump Water Heater has taken heat pump water heaters to the next level. The Inverter Heat Pump Water Heater can be used with the intuitive LG ThinQ® app, allowing the homeowner to take advantage of system scheduling to reduce consumption when away from home for extended periods.  

LG’s heat pump water heater caters to the diverse needs of homebuilders by providing an energy-efficient alternative to electric resistance and gas water heaters, helping homeowners save money and reduce energy usage and carbon emissions. As the selection of products with heat pump technology expands, builders across the country can help clients transition from fossil fuels to a cleaner, healthier, and more comfortable home.

 

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