LG Ductless Systems

For 60 years, LG has been a trusted manufacturer of ductless HVAC equipment. Their selection of powerful yet energy-efficient mini splits provide home and business owners with a multitude of features to customize their interior comfort. Below, we go over the key features of LG heat pumps, answer frequently asked questions, and offer helpful tips on how Cape Cod Heat Pumps can help you optimize your heating and cooling.

How Heat Pumps Work

Heat pumps work by extracting heat from one place and moving it to another. In the winter, heat energy is taken from outside and pumped into your space. In the summer, the reverse happens and heat from your space is removed and pumped outside. This uses significantly less energy than other systems that generate heat using a furnace or electricity.

Top LG Mini Split Features

Here’s a look at some of the top features of LG mini split heat pumps:

LGRED° Heat Technology

LGRED° advanced heating technology helps keep your area comfortable even in extreme weather. This feature allows your LG ductless system to maintain 100% of its heating capacity down to 5 degrees Fahrenheit. Plus, your mini split will continue to efficiently your home or or business down to -13 degrees Fahrenheit.

Smart ThinQ® Controls

LG Smart ThinQ® allows you to control your ductless system from anywhere using only your mobile device. Just download the app from the Apple App Store or Google Play and connect it to your mini split. From here, you can adjust temperature, air flow, fan speed, and more, like:

Smart Diagnosis

The LG Smart Diagnosis app is a feature of the ThinQ app and can be used to assess potential problems with your system. You can check proactively to catch any issues before they become bigger or you can use the app to troubleshoot when you notice something wrong.

Filter Manager

Filter management allows you to check the current status of your heat pump’s filter, so you know when it needs to be cleaned or changed. You will see data on:

  • What percentage of your filter has already been used
  • What percentage of your filter is remaining
  • How many hours your filter has been used
  • How many hours your filter has left

Smart Home Integration

The LG Thinq app not only allows you to control your heat pump (and any other smart LG appliances you have) from your mobile device, it can also be integrated with smart home devices like Google Home and Amazon Alexa. This allows you to control your heating and cooling with voice commands.

DUAL Inverter Compressor™

LG’s DUAL Inverter Compressor™ works to cool your space 40% faster than non-inverter or single-inverter systems due to its ability to reach the desired temperature faster and regulate energy consumption more efficiently. Dual inverters provide the system with more refrigerant, allowing it to quickly drop the temperatures in a given space without excessive power draw.

Plus, variable-speed inverter technology allows a system’s outdoor unit to use less energy than a traditional mini split to achieve the same effect. Instead of cycling on and off to maintain your desired indoor temperature, your compressor will increase or decrease its function as needed to keep a given space comfortable.

Gold Fin™ Anti Corrosion Coating

LG’s Gold Fin™ Anti Corrosion technology takes the form of a strong epoxy coating that resists rust, dirt, and grime. This protects your mini split’s delicate fins from the harsh outdoor environment. Compared to uncoated aluminum, ductless systems with Gold Fin™ tech maintain efficiency for many years without losing their heat exchange abilities due to the anti-corrosive properties of the epoxy.

This is especially important for properties in Cape Cod due to the high salt content in the air. The ocean breeze may be refreshing, but it can wreak havoc on your HVAC system. The Gold Fin™ coating prevents salt from causing the metal underneath to rust and increases the overall lifespan of your unit.

LG Art Cool™ Mirror and Art Cool™ Gallery

The LG Art CoolTM Mirror is a beautiful, mirror-finished indoor unit that easily mounts on the wall to create a sleek aesthetic. The Art CoolTM Gallery is the HVAC industry’s only picture-frame air conditioner and features a fully customizable photo frame that you can update any time to match your interior decor.

Gen Mode+™

LG’s Gen Mode+™ draws less power from your electrical system, which can be helpful for properties with older wiring. If you find that running your vacuum along with your ductless unit makes the lights flicker, you can switch to Gen Mode+™ mode and the problem will likely resolve.

Energy Star Labeled

Energy Star is a federal program operated by the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that assesses and publishes ratings on equipment and appliances that claim to use energy efficiently. Several models of LG mini splits are Energy Star labeled and can be matched with the proper coil components to meet certification criteria.

Extended Piping

For installations that require extra-long refrigerant lines, LG offers a single zone extended pipe system in 24,000 BTU, 30,000 BTU, or 36,000 BTU configurations. These mini splits are a good option if the indoor cassette must be placed on an interior wall and needs extra tubing to extend to the condenser unit outside.

Auto Clean

Many LG heat pumps come with an Auto Clean feature that can be used to prevent moisture buildup on the delicate coils inside the system. Auto Clean dries your mini split’s heat exchanger once the system is turned off, so condensation can’t build up on the coils. This prevents bacteria and mold from spreading throughout the system and causing a damp, musty, or “dirty sock” smell.

Advanced Cooling

Depending on the mini split model you choose, you may have access to advanced cooling features like:

  • Three-Way Cooling. When engaged, three-way cooling pumps air out of the unit in three different directions. This creates more natural-feeling air circulation and cools uncomfortable spaces quickly.
  • Chaos Swing. Chaos Swing also creates a natural flow of air by moving internal louvers and changing the fan speed in a random way to recreate the feeling of a gentle outdoor breeze.
  • Swirl Wind. Swirl Wind is a more advanced version of Chaos Swing and uses four-way louvers to create a similar breeze effect in multiple directions throughout a space.
  • Jet Cool. Jet Cool increases your system speed for up to 30 minutes to cool your space quickly, down to 64 degrees Fahrenheit.

Defrost and Dehumidifying Modes

All LG heat pumps come equipped with intelligent defrost control. This triggers your system to shut off the indoor fan when ambient temperatures drop to keep cold air from blowing into your space. Internal dehumidifiers also sense the amount of moisture in your area and control the compressor’s function before a room can get too cold. If your air feels thick or muggy, you can run the dehumidifier alone to remove excess humidity.

Not all LG mini splits offer each option listed above. Other options not listed here may also be available. Check with your installer for models that provide the best array of features for your specific needs.

LG Heat Pump Installation

When it comes to installing a ductless system, it’s important to work with qualified professionals who understand the ins and outs of installation and how to set up your equipment without causing damage to it or your property. No matter what mini split brand you invest in, heat pump installation isn’t a DIY job.

When installing your ductless system, a licensed HVAC technician will:

  • Calculate the size of your heat pump. Sizing is one of the most important factors of installation. Improper sizing can have long-term consequences, like inefficient heating and cooling or rapid cycling. Your contractor will assess your space to determine how many BTUs are needed for your space and will select the equipment that best meets your needs.
  • Prepare the area. In most cases, the area in your home or office where the heat pump is intended to go will need some prep. Small holes will be drilled into your wall to put the refrigerant lines to and a brick or concrete pad may be laid out to put the outdoor condenser on.
  • Clean up and assist with warranties. The right technician will clean up the area after work is complete and help you fill out your warranty cards or rebate forms that accompany your purchase. They should also check the function and features of your system to ensure they work properly before leaving.

If your old heating and cooling system will be removed, that will usually be done prior to preparing your space for the installation of your new ductless unit. However, many home and business owners elect to keep their existing systems as a backup in case temperatures dip too low.


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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About LG Heat Pumps

Is LG a good brand for heat pumps?

LG is a well-known technology brand that was founded in South Korea over 60 years ago. They offer a wide variety of high-quality air source heat pump equipment with innovative features that can keep your space comfortable in every season. With robust parts warranties and dedicated customer service, owners of LG mini splits can be confident they’ve made a good investment in their heating and cooling that will last for years to come.

How much does an LG mini split cost?

How much an LG mini split costs depends on several factors like how large the system is, how many individual zones there will be, the complication of the installation, and the features you choose.

However, be sure to figure in the cost of labor and installation, which can be very different between service providers. Ask your LG ductless system expert for a custom quote and make sure you know whether it includes labor expenses.

What is the life expectancy of an LG heat pump?

In most cases, the average heat pump lasts about 15 years. But this time frame can be shorter or longer depending on how well the equipment is taken care of.

Poorly maintained ductless units are likely to need major repairs or replacement at around the 10-year mark, while systems that are routinely serviced can last as long as 20 years. Compared to other major heat pump brands, LG has equal to above average equipment longevity.

How cold will an LG heat pump work?

LG mini splits are incredibly efficient in extremely cold weather. Contrary to popular belief, heat pumps don’t stop working when temperatures drop. LG ductless units in particular are able to keep heating your space down to -13 degrees Fahrenheit. If the temperature is 5 degrees or above, your system will maintain 100% of its heating capacity for reliable comfort no matter the weather.

Are LG heat pumps noisy?

Heat pumps get a bad rap for being loud, but this really only applied to the earliest iterations of the ductless system. Modern units are extremely quiet — as low as 25 decibels indoors, which is quieter than a human whisper.

Some LG heat pump models are even certified by Quiet Mark, which is an independent, international global certification program that scientifically tests and rates appliances marketed as “low-noise.”

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