Managers now can access performance certified heating, cooling, ventilation and commercial refrigeration (HVACR) equipment and components through an updated directory from the Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI).
Before the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute merged with the Gas Appliance Manufacturers Association at the beginning of 2008, the two organizations listed certified products in separate online directories. Now, the combined organization provides access to all of the HVACR industry’s performance-certified equipment and components.
From the directory home page, users can search for equipment and components spanning more than 30 different residential and commercial HVACR products. An expanded advanced search tool allows users to identify equipment by product lines, certified ratings, and manufacturer or trade name.
For each listed product listed in the directory, users can print a Certificate of Product Performance that includes the product’s certified ratings. Utilities or municipalities often require these certificates for rebates or incentives offered for energy-efficiency upgrades. They also are required for federal tax deductions or incentives for energy efficiency.