The Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI) has launched an online tool enabling contractors and the general public to access important certified product performance information about their air conditioning and refrigeration equipment. Known as the ARI Directory of Certified Product Performance (ARI Directory), the new tool will allow consumers, contractors, distributors, engineers, architects, and facility managers to access the information they need to match outdoor condensing units and indoor coils, for example, thus enabling the system to achieve the advertised levels of efficiency.
In addition, the new ARI Directory will allow a contractor to print out a certificate stating that the installed system is properly matched, thereby protecting consumers’ warranties and enabling them to qualify for utility rebates that are offered in some areas.
The ARI Directory also includes certified performance information for products covered under ARI’s 22 other certification programs. The above-named customers can use this Directory as the definitive source of vital information about the performance of ARI certified products.
“This new ARI Directory provides end users – customers – with the tools they need to ensure they get what they pay for,” said ARI President William G. Sutton. “With this tool, contractors and their customers can be assured that their ARI-certified products are properly matched, energy efficient systems. We are excited about the potential for this new Directory to bring manufacturers, contractors, and the public closer together in a continuum of quality, efficiency, and performance, as we continue to improve life and the environment,” Sutton said.