If you are in the market for an air conditioning or heating system for your Nevada home or business, you may have seen the term “AHRI-certified.” But what does that mean? And how does having an AHRI-certified system benefit you?
AHRI (Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute) is an organization that gives its seal of approval to systems or components that meet their rigorous standards. Therefore, when you buy an AHRI-certified product from Ambient Edge, you know that it’s high-quality and has met stringent requirements.
What Is the Air-Conditioning, Heating, & Refrigeration Institute?
The AHRI is an organization of over 300 heating and cooling product manufacturers worldwide. It is a trade association that fights for quality in the HVACR (Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning, and Refrigeration) industry by:
- Developing standards that manufacturers should strive to meet
- Evaluating HVACR equipment for compliance with these standards
- Placing their seal of approval on equipment so that consumers know which products meet their quality standards
- Encouraging fair competition and transparency among manufacturers
What Is the Difference Between AHRI-Certified and AHRI-Rated?
AHRI-certified is the highest distinction of quality that a manufacturer can claim for their product. However, the only way to achieve AHRI-certified status is to complete the official AHRI evaluation and certification program successfully.
A manufacturer that has not participated in this program can still market their qualifying equipment as “AHRI-rated.” This label indicates that:
- The manufacturer has independently evaluated the product following the established AHRI rating methodology.
- They have determined their product to be compliant with the AHRI standards.
Benefits of AHRI Certification for Consumers
When a product is AHRI-certified, this means that you as a consumer can expect the best product the market has to offer for your home. It should be quiet and energy-efficient, allowing you to enjoy uninterrupted service from a well-oiled machine.
If you are a business, you can also benefit from AHRI-certified products. Do you:
- Use transport refrigeration to carry perishable goods from a warehouse to individual stores?
- Heat your business using a boiler?
- Utilize a water heater?
These HVACR products and a host of others must be running in tip-top shape to keep you and your customers happy. Therefore, AHRI-certified products are more likely to provide dependable and economical service to minimize costly downtime and keep your overhead expenses low.
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AHRI Certification Benefits for Companies
In addition to helping consumers, AHRI certification also benefits the manufacturers who comply with the industry standards.
First, it reduces the chance of any single company gaining a monopoly on an industry. It does this by pushing firms to produce comparable products with similarly high levels of quality.
Second, companies that comply with A4HRI standards foster trust in their customers. Those customers will continue to shop with that company, confident that they care enough to provide them with the best products in the industry.
Examples of AHRI-Certified Products
There are all kinds of heating and cooling products that can be AHRI-certified, both for residences and businesses. Below is a short list of the many products that can carry the AHRI-certified label:
- Residential and commercial furnaces, boilers, and water heaters
- Direct heating
- Automatic commercial ice makers
- Indoor pool dehumidifiers
- Transport refrigeration
- Unit coolers
Establishing the Right System for Your Home or Business
The best setups are those that use the least amount of energy. This is good both for the environment and for your budget. Additionally, the right AHRI-certified system will furnish you with many years of dependable performance.
And finally, it will be the correct size for your home or office to ensure that it doesn’t have to work overtime to meet your needs. A desirable HVACR system component is:
- Low maintenance
When a system satisfies all these requirements and attains AHRI-certified status, you know it meets the industry standards and will give you the best performance possible.
Ensuring Your System is Properly Matched
Ensuring your system is properly matched is key to getting the maximum benefit from your AHRI-certified products. For example, if you pair two components of a split HVAC system not meant to work together (even if they’re both AHRI-certified), you are not maximizing the efficiency and life of your AC.
The best way to tell if your system is appropriately matched is to ask your installer for the AHRI reference number. You can enter this number into the AHRI Directory of Certified Product Performance to see a list of AHRI-certified product combinations.
Having Issues With an AHRI-Certified Product? Ambient Edge Can Help!
Ambient Edge is proud to offer our customers a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Whether you require service on your AHRI-certified equipment or are interested in having a new system installed in your home or business, our certified technicians can help.
If your heating or air conditioning products are not operating at their full potential, complete our online contact form to request service. With our 24/7 emergency service, you can give us a call anytime, and we’ll be there to get you back up and running!