According to ARI, the site (www.ari.org/cert) contains hundreds of pages of information about its certification programs including:
In its certification programs, ARI verifies manufacturers' certified performance ratings of industry products in continuous laboratory testing. ARI currently administers 21 certification programs for various types of HVACR equipment. It annually selects a significant portion of each participating manufacturer's production models to be tested by an independent laboratory. Overall, ARI administers more than 1,800 certification tests each year. Units are tested using procedures stipulated in the corresponding ARI standard to verify that they meet the manufacturers' certified published performance.
For more information about ARI's certification programs, visit www.ari.org/cert.
Publication date: 06/07/2004