ST. LOUIS - Emerson Climate Technologies created 13 SEER Contractor Tech Tip cards. The tech tip cards are designed to help contractors with maintenance-related service issues that will become more common when the 13 SEER regulations take effect on Jan. 23. The pocket-sized cards also feature product information along with illustrations that can be used as a reference for contractors.

"It is estimated that 95 percent of the residential products are being newly designed or redesigned to comply with the transition to 13 SEER. For this very reason, it is extremely important that contractors have the relevant training and necessary tools they need to help them better understand installation and maintenance of new systems," said Karl Zellmer, vice president of air conditioning sales for Emerson's Copeland Corp.

"We've developed these tech tip cards so that when contractors have questions in the field about particular maintenance issues or new products, these hand-held cards may assist them or provide some insight."

Currently, there are four Contractor Tech Tip cards, each covering different products and topics, including: scroll compressor safety controls and protection, single-phase motor terminal identification, metering devices, and refrigerants. Additional cards are currently in development and will be available for download through the coming months.

They are available for download through the company's Contractor Connection,

Publication date: 12/26/2005