ST. LOUIS - Emerson Climate Technologies has developed a detailed checklist to help contractors and distributors prepare for the 13 SEER regulation, which goes into effect Jan. 23, 2006.

The checklist, available at, provides a list of business and technical suggestions contractors need to 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.

The third Emerson GetSEERiousâ„¢ About 13 SEER online survey will be available Aug. 8 at In addition, the survey can be accessed at The News' Web site,, by clicking on the Emerson survey link under "Surveys."

Those people completing the survey will be eligible for an incentive prize drawing. Prizes include: one grand prize, a 42-inch flat screen Pioneer television; 10 Knaack Jobmaster® chests (Model 42); and 25 autographed 1/24th scale, Rusty Wallace die cast cars.

"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. "The survey results call attention to changes for which the industry should be preparing."

Publication date: 07/25/2005