For consumers interested in finding contractors experienced in providing indoor air comfort solutions, there is a Web site for them to visit ( For HVACR contractors, this is an opportunity to market IAQ solutions to potential customers.

According to the Comfort Institute, “Unlike over 98 percent of the contractors in the industry, Comfort Institute members can go beyond the heating and cooling equipment. They have the tools and training to look at the whole house as a system. They not only do a great job of fixing and installing heating and cooling equipment, they specialize in diagnosing and solving problems related to air duct systems, ventilation, and house insulation.

“This unique whole house approach enables Comfort Institute member contractors to solve comfort, dust, unhealthy indoor air, and high utility bill problems that others can’t. It ensures that new high-efficiency heating and cooling equipment performs as close as possible to its laboratory efficiency rating, and truly saves money on monthly utility bills.”

The Comfort Institute says that its member contractors are committed to:

  • Homeowner education and ethical business practices;

  • Problem solving and quality workmanship; and

  • Aspiring for 100 percent customer satisfaction.

    Contractors can learn more about membership by visiting the Web site.

    Publication date: 07/07/2003