Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute(ARI) launched a new 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, the new tool (www.ari.org/aridirectory) will allow consumers, contractors, distributors, engineers, architects and specifiers to quickly access the information they need. 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 the consumer's warranty and enabling them to qualify for utility rebates that are offered in some areas.
In other news, after 50 years, the ARI has redesigned its Product Performance Certification Seal. It was recently approved by the board of directors, effective Jan. 1, 2006. Manufacturers will have a year to transition to the new seal on their ARI certified products.