The checklist, available for download at Emerson's contractor portal (www.emersonclimatecontractor.com), provides a list of business and technical suggestions contractors should consider as they plan for the transition to 13 SEER. The checklist was compiled with the assistance of feedback gathered from contractor and distributor members of Emerson's Contractor Council and participants in Emerson's ongoing 13 SEER survey.
"It is important that contractors take a strategic look at their business and ensure they adequately plan for this massive transition," said Karl Zellmer, vice president of air conditioning sales for Emerson's Copeland Corp. "Emerson Climate Technologies has developed this checklist to help contractors stimulate ideas to prepare for the transition and understand some of the actions that may need to be considered. Of course, the list is meant as a starting point; there are many more details that should be considered to achieve a smooth and successful transition."
While the results from Emerson's second 13 SEER survey show that contractors are beginning to think about the coming 13 SEER regulation, it is evident that much more planning needs to be done and more action needs to be taken, says the company. The checklist is designed to encourage contractors to take a strategic look at their business and make sure they start to adequately plan for this transition.
The checklist includes such suggestions as:
For the complete 13 SEER contractor and distributor checklist, and to see results from Emerson's 13 SEER survey, visit www.emersonclimatecontractor.com.
Publication date: 07/11/2005